Recipe By JimChicago52
Published Nov 19th
Prep 15m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 25m
Servings 6 servings Calories 304.6

This Creole type catfish is sure to please! You can substitute any kind of white fish if you like.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 6 (4 ounce) fillets catfish
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Mix cornmeal, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper on a plate.
  2. 2 Beat milk and eggs together in a bowl. Dip catfish fillets in milk mixture, then gently press fillets into cornmeal mixture, coating both sides. Shake off excess breading.
  3. 3 Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet; pan-fry catfish in hot oil until the fish is golden brown and flakes easily with a fork, about 4 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 304.6
  • Carbohydrate 20.8 g
  • Cholesterol 121.1 mg
  • Fat 14.5 g
  • Fiber 1.1 g
  • Protein 21.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.4 g
  • Sodium 111.8 mg
  • Sugar 2.6 g

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Chef's Notes

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.


  1. It was great. I did add a couple of my own spices.
  2. I made this exactly like the recipe and will make it again! Crunchy a little "bite " and quick to the table!
  3. Made this and it was so quick and easy. I would enhance the seasoning next time since we like spicy food but this was a keeper.
  4. My family is catfish K RAZY!! THIS just adds to their love for this muddy buddy! The only thing this dish needs is salt n pepper. Perfect otherwise.
  5. Very good! This one is a keeper.
  6. its been raining all weekend and I pulled some catfish out of the freezer.I love everything Spicy but my children dont. This recipe is a Happy compromise. I love it my wife and kids agree too.
  7. used tilapia - just can't say anything good
  8. fantastic...