Recipe by carina
"I have served this to many a friend from the South, and it is always a winner! Serve with coleslaw and oven-baked french fries, and you'll have a healthy, tasty meal!"
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1 1/2 pounds
catfish fillets, cut into serving pieces
ground black pepper
eggs, lightly beaten
hot pepper sauce or water
The three tablespoons of oil is critical. I used less when I first prepared this dish and did not get the desired crispiness. I tried again with the recommended amount of oil and it made a huge difference. Will make again.
The combination of seasonings ruined this dish for me. Too much thyme for one thing. It was also somewhat mushy on the bottom even though I baked it another couple of minutes. I also didn't like the idea of spraying the top of the fish with cooking spray. I think I will just broil the catfish with some buttered bread crumbs on top next time.
This was a simple and easy recipe to follow. I had all the ingredients on hand and it was a healthy alternative to fried catfish. It was tasty and not overpowering.
I loved this dish! I have always found fried fish to be a favorite of mine. This was a great healthy alternative. I used fresh redfish fillets my husband caught instead of catfish. The only other change was to reduce the amount of hotsauce to 1 tsp. I have a four yr old who is not good with spicy foods. The breading was crunchy and tasty. This will deffinitely be made again in our house!! Thank you Carina!
This was the first time I've ever successfully cooked catfish - not because of this recipe, but because it finally occurred to me to cut each filet into smaller pieces. Still, this recipe was a great place to start! Because of the 3 tablespoons of oil (in this case, "oven-fried" is not a euphemism for "baked"), the coating comes out nice and crispy. We really liked it. I did end up cooking for a few extra minutes, but my oven was evidently built on Mars and I've learned never to trust it. Thanks for the recipe, we'll make this again!
OK: this is a keeper. The fish was very crunchy, but absorbed very little of the oil. Recipe made enough coating for about three pounds of fish. Nice kick, but definitely not too spicy hot. We will try coating with other types of fish, maybe chicken fingers too.
Perfect! I used an extra 1/ 2 pound of catfish and cooked for 25 minutes and it came out great. Leftovers make great sandwiches on a whole wheat bun with mayo.
I was afraid this wouldn't come out crispy enough so i added about 10 minutes cooking time. I used tilapia because I recently developed a disgust for catfish (bad experience...) I added an extra teaspoon of creole seasoning (Creole Seasoning Blend from this site) to the cornmeal and a half teaspoon of salt to the egg and hot sauce mixture as I like lots of flava. I rate this excellent, and so did my family, even my husband who scoffed at the idea of 'oven frying'. I will try it out next on company, I believe it's worthy!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Southern-Style Oven-Fried Catfish
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 155
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