Skillet Catfish Recipe
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Skillet Catfish Recipe

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It only takes three ingredients to whip up this tasty dish! Combine salad dressing with relish for a quick tartar sauce if you're tight on time. —Kim Hardison, Maitland, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3/4 cup corn bread/muffin mix
  • 2 teaspoons seafood seasoning
  • 4 catfish fillets (6 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet equals 344 calories, 16 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 657 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 28 g protein.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine corn bread mix and seafood seasoning. Add catfish, one fillet at a time, and shake to coat.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook fillets in batches over medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Skillet Catfish in Simple & Delicious March/April 2009, p29

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 Mar. 22, 2011

"The coating did not survive well in the pan.... :-("

Reviewed Feb. 15, 2010

"This is such a great "batter" for fish. I've made it with catfish with great results, and tonight I'm going to try it with tilapia. It's so simple and light, and yet it tastes like it's fried. I'll be keeping this recipe handy!"

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