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.
Good for a baked catfish, but nothing beats deep fried. We did use less hot pepper sauce thinking it'd be to hot, but next time we'll use closer to the tablespoon if not all. This is the best of any baked fish recipes though. I would recommend using 1/3 c. cornmeal & 2/3 c. panko as I'll make that change next time. This time I'd tried 1/2 & 1/2, but still to much cornmeal for our taste. I'd also squirt with some oil (oil or canola) to help crisp it up better.
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.
Im not a big fan of fried fish, but hubby said he liked it. He said the fish tasted "cleaner" than fried.
* 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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