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Oven-Fried Catfish

Oven-Fried Catfish

Mrs. Hermes

"This recipe is a great alternative to pan-fried catfish. A combination of cornmeal and a variety of spices gives this recipe a savory kick in less than 30 minutes."
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25 m servings 207 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 207 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 11g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 19.4 g
  • 39%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 459 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with cooking spray.
  2. In a shallow dish, stir together the cornmeal, paprika, thyme, salt, celery seed, onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper. Dip the catfish fillets in milk, then place them into the cornmeal mixture and coat liberally; place on the greased baking sheet. Coat the tops of the fillets with cooking spray until wet.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until fish is easily flaked with a fork.

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I loved this dish and this technique. The spices used in the breading were right on, and the fish turned out delicious. The only thing that I did (since I had 2.6 lbs of catfish filets) was ad...

Most helpful critical review

I was excited to try this baked catfish with all the good reviews but this just wasn't for us. Wasn't crazy about the flavor of all the seasonings, way too strong.

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I loved this dish and this technique. The spices used in the breading were right on, and the fish turned out delicious. The only thing that I did (since I had 2.6 lbs of catfish filets) was ad...

Excellent seasoning..not too salty at all. Was crispy enough without having to flip over as one of the earlier reviewers mentioned. This cornmeal seasoning would also be great for frying fish...

Thanks! Made this tonight (no garlic or onion powder and half the salt) and it was, as my wife said, "your best fish yet." Had all the necessary ingredients on hand, prep was quick. I also su...

I can't believe my tastebuds! This is better than fried! I halved the salt, added 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper, and served with lemon and tartar sauce.

This was VERY good! My husband from the south loved it! I did add a pinch more salt and cajun seasoning to spice it up. Also, cooked it about 20 min. Thank you for a healthy catfish meal!

I will make again. The only reason I gave this 4 stars is it was wayyyyyyy too salty. And I love salt. Next time I will batter it and then just season it on the cookie sheet to my liking. Tooo b...

This was the best fish I have ever had that was not fried. It turned out so crispy without the added fat from frying. The seasoning was perfect. I used oarnge roughy because I don't really care ...

This made the best catfish in the world. We always get whole catfish from our store and I usually cook it whole. I cut it in half and made it according to the recipe. The only thing I did do ...

Fast and easy! Pretty tasty, a little bland. Mine was not as crispy as actual fried catfish (that may not be a surprise to other people). I did try re-dipping/breading 2 fillets as you often do ...

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