Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
4 servings

Hands down, this is the best darned catfish we've ever eaten.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°.

Step 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.

Step 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.

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Ratings & Reviews

Crispy Oven Fried Fish

August 24, 2015
I made this several times years ago but lost the recipe when we changed to the South Beach Diet.  I found it again yesterday after purchasing catfish on sale.  My fish turned out crispy.  Hubby loved it.  The only change I made was adding a little more parmesan cheese & cajun spices to the cornmeal/flour mixture.  Hubby has requested that we have it again.

al2nc25's Review

January 19, 2015
The flavor was good, but it was not crispy at all. I would not make again and will look for another healthy "crispy" catfish recipe.

sukeedog's Review

February 15, 2014

stacylynn's Review

September 08, 2011
This is my go to catfish recipe. Turns out nice & crunchy (I usually spray the pan & the tops of the fish prior to baking) with a good flavor & flaky fish. I usually serve with okra/tomatoes, cheese grits, corn bread & lima beans for a good southern meal without the grease. If there are any leftovers, they go well in fish tacos.

Andrea7's Review

February 11, 2011
Are there seriously 87 grams of protein in a single serving of this fish? Something seems off . . .

MeMyselfAndPie's Review

April 24, 2010
I thought this was ok, but nothing amazing about it. It was easy and light-tasting and looked fried, but definitely didn't taste fried. ;-) I served with goat cheese scalloped potatoes. Step-by-step photos on my blog:

NMarie's Review

January 11, 2010
I thought this was terrible. It didn't turn out as crispy as promised, and I didn't like the flavor at all.

sgdrsm's Review

January 04, 2009
Great flavor.