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Crunchy Catfish Nuggets Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Crunchy Catfish Nuggets

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  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. 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 07, 2009

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 to the breading. I may have to try this again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 05, 2004

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!

Jan 05, 2004

A good recipe. Did indeed have some crunch, but not a lot of flavor. Simple, but not bad.

Jan 05, 2004

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.

Dec 30, 2008


Jan 23, 2008

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.

Nov 05, 2007

Pretty easy recipe to follow. Used seafood seasoning and panko breadcrumbs. Came out very crunchy and light.

Jan 22, 2010

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 the egg substitute that I kicked up with some hot sauce and then into the breadcrumbs (I used seasoned). I thought these had a good flavor and was very happy with the results! :)


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  • Calories
  • 217 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 12.9 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 14.4 g
  • 29%
  • Sodium
  • 242 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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