Crispy Oven-Fried Catfish

Crispy Oven-Fried Catfish Recipe
Using a salt-free seasoning allows you to control the amount of salt in this fried catfish dish while adding flavor at the same time.


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 35 Minutes
Chill: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 321
Caloriesfromfat 37 %
Fat 13.1 g
Satfat 3.1 g
Monofat 6.2 g
Polyfat 2.7 g
Protein 28.6 g
Carbohydrate 21.4 g
Fiber 1.2 g
Cholesterol 81 mg
Iron 5.3 mg
Sodium 472 mg
Calcium 36 mg


1 cup low-fat buttermilk
4 (6-ounce) catfish fillets
2 1/2 teaspoons salt-free Creole seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups cornflakes cereal, crushed
Vegetable cooking spray
Lemon wedges


Place 1 cup low-fat buttermilk in a large zip-top plastic freezer bag; add 4 (6-ounce) catfish fillets, turning to coat. Seal and chill 20 minutes, turning once.

Remove catfish fillets from buttermilk, discarding buttermilk. Sprinkle catfish fillets evenly with 2 1/2 teaspoons salt-free Creole seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Place 3 cups crushed cornflakes in a shallow dish. Dredge catfish fillets in cornflakes, pressing cornflakes gently onto each fillet. Place fillets on a rack coated with cooking spray in a roasting pan.

Bake catfish fillets at 425° for 30 to 35 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork. Serve catfish fillets immediately with lemon wedges.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used The Spice Hunter Cajun Creole Seasoning Salt Free.


Lindsey McClain, San Antonio, Texas,

November 2005
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