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Catfish Parmesan

Mississippi is the nation's largest producer of farm-raised catfish. My family loves this dish, and asks for it often. One reason I like it is it's so simple to prepare. —W.D. Baker, Starkville, Mississippi
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon each pepper, dried oregano and basil
  • 6 fresh or frozen catfish fillets (3 to 5 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • Optional: Tartar sauce and lemon wedges


  • In a shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley and seasonings. Dip catfish in butter, then in crumb mixture. Arrange in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 375° until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 20-25 minutes. If desired, serve with tartar sauce and lemon wedges.
Nutrition Facts
1 fillet: 219 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 522mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

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  • ebramkamp
    May 28, 2020

    This is very good but I did make changes. I used dover sole not catfish so reduced my baking time by 8 minutes. i also baked them on a rack so the fish did get crispy.

  • justJullie
    Jan 13, 2013

    my husband loved the flavor but didn't like the lack of crunch so next time I am putting them on the stovetop in a nonstick pan and hoping for the best. I thought the butter & parmesan would crunch up but it didn't in my oven. any ideas?

  • megan1027
    Oct 12, 2012

    My husband and daughter liked it and would eat it again

  • alexanderc
    Aug 9, 2010

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  • djs1956
    Mar 26, 2009

    my husband and I love catfish, this is a great recipe.

  • justmbeth
    Oct 31, 2008

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