- 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
- 2 teaspoons capers, chopped
- 3/8 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco)
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
- 2/3 cup yellow cornmeal
- 4 (4-ounce) catfish fillets
- Cooking spray
- 4 (2-ounce) hoagie rolls, toasted
- 1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
- 4 (1/4-inch-thick) slices red onion
- 8 (1/4-inch-thick) slices tomato
- calories 431
- caloriesfromfat 34 %
- fat 16.2 g
- satfat 3.5 g
- monofat 5.5 g
- polyfat 5.6 g
- protein 25.4 g
- carbohydrate 45.2 g
- fiber 4.8 g
- cholesterol 60 mg
- iron 2.9 mg
- sodium 785 mg
- calcium 91 mg
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 450°. Place baking sheet in oven.
Combine mayonnaise, relish, capers, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and pepper sauce in a small bowl, stirring well. Set aside.
Combine flour, paprika, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a shallow dish. Place egg whites in a shallow bowl. Combine cornmeal, remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder in a shallow dish. Working with 1 fillet at a time, dredge in flour. Dip in egg whites; dredge in cornmeal mixture. Place fillet on a plate; repeat procedure with remaining fillets, flour, egg whites, and cornmeal mixture.
Transfer fillets to preheated baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Lightly coat fillets with cooking spray. Bake at 450° for 6 minutes. Turn fillets and coat with cooking spray; bake an additional 6 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness.
Place 1 bottom half of roll on each of 4 plates. Top each serving with 1/4 cup lettuce, 1 fillet, 2 tomato slices, and 1 onion slice. Spread 4 teaspoons mayonnaise mixture on cut side of each roll top; place on top of sandwiches. Serve immediately.
Beer note: Long before the term "pilsner" was appropriated by American megabrewers, it described a lager with floral aromatics and a clean, dry finish. Stoudt's Pils ($8/6-pack) from Pennsylvania revives that tradition, making this beer ideal with lighter fare like these sandwiches. This pilsner is crisp, yet flavorful, with a frothy white head, bready aromas, and satisfying hop bitterness that cuts through the creamy mayonnaise. —Jeffery Lindenmuth