Cajun-Baked Catfish

Cajun-Baked CatfishRecipe
Fried catfish is a favorite Southern recipe. This oven-fried version gives you flavorful crispy fish without the mess.


4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living


2 cups cornmeal
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon pepper
8 (3- to 4-ounce) catfish fillets
2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
1 to 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
Garnish: lemon wedges


Combine first 3 ingredients. Dredge catfish fillets in cornmeal mixture; place fillets, skin sides down, on a greased baking sheet.

Combine Cajun seasoning and seasoned salt; sprinkle over fillets. Drizzle with butter.

Bake at 400° for 30 minutes or until golden and fish flakes with a fork. Garnish, if desired.


For a twist, the Fowlkeses recommend substituting 1 tablespoon lemon pepper for 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning.