Recipe By MEDHALEE
Rating
Published Jan 16th
Crunchy Catfish Nuggets
Prep 15m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 4 servings Calories 216.9

Crunchy catfish nuggets that can be served as hors d’oeuvres. These were a special hit with my 3 year old who loved the fact that she could eat them like finger food. You may want to adjust the seasoning – my daughter is used to spicy stuff! These have the great taste of fried fish without the grease.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon lemon pepper
  • ½ cup egg substitute
  • 2 (4 ounce) fillets catfish, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a small bowl, mix dry bread crumbs and lemon pepper. Place egg substitute in a separate small bowl. Dip catfish pieces in the egg substitute, then into the bread crumb mixture to coat.
  2. 2 Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Place coated catfish pieces in the hot oil. Fry on both sides until lightly browned and fish is easily flaked with a fork, about 15 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 216.9
  • Carbohydrate 10 g
  • Cholesterol 27 mg
  • Fat 12.9 g
  • Fiber 0.6 g
  • Protein 14.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.4 g
  • Sodium 242.2 mg
  • Sugar 1.1 g

Reviews

  1. I can get catfish nuggets from my grocery store for like 1.99/ lb. With that being said I thought these were good! I did change it slightly after hearing the word "bland" more than once. I first dredged the fish in flour that I seasoned with garlic powder and seasoning salt. Then I dipped into - Read more ...
  2. Better than I thought it would be and a lot better than I remember as a kid. I'm not a big catfish fan but sometimes the budget means going for something cheap. The advise of earlier reviewers to let the nuggets sit a bit before frying really helped. Also I added a little corn meal - Read more ...
  3. THESE WERE A LITTLE BLAND GOING BY THE RECIPE. I ADDED SOME FRESH GARLIC AND A 1/2 TSP OLD BAY TO THE BREAD CRUMBS.
  4. This was simple but needed an extra kick of flavor so I also added cayenne pepper and the juice of a lemon to the egg.
  5. Pretty easy recipe to follow. Used seafood seasoning and panko breadcrumbs. Came out very crunchy and light.
  6. A great fish recipe.
  7. A good recipe. Did indeed have some crunch but not a lot of flavor. Simple but not bad.
  8. Fish was very crunchy. Needed a little bit more flavor added to it. Otherwise a pretty good recipe. If I try it again I will probably bake it in the oven since I very rarely fry anything in my house.
  9. I've made these several times. The first time I followed the recipe exactly. Good, but need more flavor. I use panko breadcrumbs, 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, and about 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper. These are much better with the added spices to me. Thanks for the idea!