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Crisp-Crusted Catfish

Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Yield 4 servings
Hands down, this is the best darned catfish we've ever eaten.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons light ranch dressing
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 6 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 (6-ounce) farm-raised catfish fillets
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 lemon wedges

Nutrition Information

  • calories 313
  • caloriesfromfat 26 %
  • fat 9.1 g
  • satfat 2.8 g
  • monofat 3.6 g
  • polyfat 3.3 g
  • protein 32.9 g
  • carbohydrate 14.3 g
  • fiber 1.1 g
  • cholesterol 87 mg
  • iron 1.2 mg
  • sodium 348 mg
  • calcium 101 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.

  2. Combine the dressing and egg whites in a small bowl, and stir well with a whisk. Combine the cornmeal, cheese, flour, pepper, and salt in a shallow dish. Dip fish in egg white mixture; dredge in cornmeal mixture.

  3. Place fish on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; bake at 425° for 12 minutes on each side or until lightly browned and fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve with lemon wedges.