Ranchero Catfish Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Ranchero Catfish Recipe
  • READY IN 42 mins

Ranchero Catfish

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"My husband loves the taste of Ranch tortilla chips. You don't have to use Ranch flavored tortilla chips. Play with different flavors and see what you like best! This is also healthier since you bake it, and clean up is a cinch---just wad up the foil and throw it away!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins

    42 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a cooking sheet with aluminum foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  2. In a shallow dish, mix together crushed chips, chili powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. In another bowl, mix egg and oil. Dip catfish in egg and oil mixture, then dredge in chips mixture. Place catfish on foil-lined baking sheet, and sprinkle any leftover chip mixture over the catfish.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven until catfish is flaky and white in the middle, 10 to 12 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 08, 2006

Recipe to note to previous reviewer: This is my recipe and I actually use Cool Ranch Doritos in this. Try different flavors and see which one you like best. I have used everything from plain Fritos to BBQ flavored corn chips, but the Cool Ranch remains our fav. ~Tan

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 15, 2006

It was ok. It seemed like it was missing something. But couldn't figure it out. I have no idea where you could find rach torilla chip's. Where we live we don't have those. And one point in time we had ranch corn chip's but they were only limited time. So the only think I could find to use was cool ranch dorito's.


27 Ratings

May 18, 2009

Or use Harvest Cheddar Sun Chips! I love the taste of cool ranch doritos, but its so distinctive and almost too strong.

Sep 13, 2010

Thought this was great! Next time I'll rev up the chili powder a tad but the combo of ranch tortilla chips & the zip of the chili powder makes a very bland fish very good.

Nov 14, 2006

This was great with ordinary corn chips and a very easy recipe!

May 26, 2010

Yummy! I used my favorite regular corn chips (Juanita's) and threw in some cheese flavored French's onions. This was so tasty. I also made a quick sauce out of mexican style sour cream and salsa which I think added a final touch. I will definitely make again.

Aug 18, 2009

Super Easy! I needed mine to be gluten free so I used plain corn tortilla crumbs (you can get them in the bread crumb aisle) and added ranch flavored popcorn seasoning. Excellent!

May 15, 2012

This was pretty good


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  • Calories
  • 384 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 152 mg
  • 51%
  • Fat
  • 23.2 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 37 g
  • 74%
  • Sodium
  • 312 mg
  • 12%

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

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