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Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

To help breading adhere to the fish, pat fillets dry and coat lightly with flour before dipping in egg and dredging in cornmeal coating. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes before frying.
Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 catfish fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the egg and lemon juice. In another shallow bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, Cajun seasoning, garlic powder and salt. Dip catfish into egg mixture, then coat with cornmeal mixture.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Fry fish, 2 at a time, just until fillets begin to flake easily with a fork, 5-6 minutes on each side.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 430 calories, 25g fat (5g saturated fat), 133mg cholesterol, 568mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 30g protein.

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