Oven-Fried Catfish Recipe
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Oven-Fried Catfish Recipe

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This moist baked catfish gets its crisp golden coating from cornflake crumbs. The fillets are nicely seasoned with celery salt, onion powder and paprika. Phyllis Early of Holland, Michigan shared the recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 catfish fillets (6 each)
  • 1 cup cornflake crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free milk

Nutritional Facts

One fillet equals 319 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 80 mg cholesterol, 719 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch


  1. Pat fish dry with paper towels. In a shallow bowl, combine the cornflake crumbs, celery salt, onion powder, paprika and pepper. In another bowl, beat the egg white and milk. Dip fillets into egg white mixture, then coat with crumb mixture.
  2. Place in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Oven-Fried Catfish in Light & Tasty August/September 2002, p52

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jan. 29, 2014

"Fish was very crisp. I think next time I would increase the spice level in the crumb mixture."

Reviewed Sep. 3, 2013

"Definitely a keeper. The coating stays nice and crispy and has great flavor!!"

Reviewed Oct. 2, 2012

"THis recipe was so delicious... of course im from the southern state of Louisiana and we love catfish! I did put in a teaspoon of old bay seasoning though.... DELISH!!!!!!!"

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