Catfish Poppers With Spicy Dipping Sauce



Makes 15 appetizer servings (about 45 poppers)

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Fry: 6 Minutes


1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 large egg
1/4 cup milk
1 3/4 pounds catfish fillets, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1 1/2 cups Japanese breadcrumbs (panko)
Vegetable oil


1. Combine first 3 ingredients; whisk together egg and milk. Dredge catfish pieces in flour mixture, and dip in egg mixture. Dredge in breadcrumbs.

2. Pour oil to a depth of 1/2 inch in a large skillet; heat to 375°. Fry catfish pieces, in batches, 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with Spicy Dipping Sauce.