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Catfish Sandwich Recipe

Catfish Sandwich Recipe

This tribute to a great Southern staple does fried catfish serious justice. A creative Cajun coleslaw tops perfectly fried fish for a sandwich you won’t be able to get enough of. —Ann Baker, Texarkana, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 3-3/4 cups coleslaw mix
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons seafood cocktail sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon seafood seasoning
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon seafood seasoning
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 4 catfish fillets (6 ounces each)
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 4 hoagie buns, split


  • 1. In a large bowl, toss the coleslaw ingredients; set aside.
  • 2. In a shallow bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, salt, Cajun seasoning and seafood seasoning. Place buttermilk in another shallow bowl. Dip fish in buttermilk, then coat with cornmeal mixture.
  • 3. In an electric skillet, heat 1/4 in. of oil to 375°. Cook fillets for 2-3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Drain on paper towels.
  • 4. Place fish and coleslaw on bun bottoms; replace bun tops. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 879 calories, 57g fat (8g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 1283mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 37g protein.

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tendedempress User ID: 4920486 123925
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2013

"Is there a way to make this sandwich LESS fattening? Bc it is almost an entire day's calorie intake, I do not think I would be able to enjoy this at all! Any modification suggestions?"

Zombiebaby User ID: 5984085 182097
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2012

"This was delicious! I made the mistake of buying basically whole catfish minus flesh and a head so once I managed to cut filets out of them it was really quick to prepare. I will definitely make this again."

MouseladyinTX User ID: 1145472 122683
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2012

"I made this when I got my Feb/Mar 2011 issue of Simple & Delicious. This recipe is so great. The coleslaw makes the sandwich. My 13-year-old grandson said "I don't like catfish." I asked him to take a bite of my sandwich. He was over making his own after one bite. He told me to be sure and keep the recipe. I have made this a couple of times since and it will stay in my binder of "Favorite Family Recipes""

MouseladyinTX User ID: 1145472 131442
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2012

"I have made these several times since they first appeared in the March 2011 issue of Simple and Delicious. They are a big hit in my family. The coleslaw is what really makes this dish. I always have coleslaw left over and enjoy eating it by itself."

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