Pretzel-Crusted Catfish Bites
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
Great alternative to my usual breading go-tos of homemade breadcrumbs or Panko mix. Love the addition of Dijon to the egg dip. I preferred plain pretzels and used larger ones as mini pretzels may make a little salty.
I was a little worried that the mustard flavors were going to overwhelm the catfish, but they were surprisingly mellow once cooked! I used larger catfish nuggets than called for but otherwise made the recipe exactly as written, and it is a definite keeper! Nice crispy coating and just the right hint of mustard flavor.
I used this recipe with boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into nuggets and served with additional Dijon mustard for dipping sauce. The pretzels were a really fun twist and created a great crunchy texture.