Oxmoor House
Hands-on Time
19 Mins
Total Time
31 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Serve with Garlic and Cumin–Seasoned Fries. You can substitute tilapia for the catfish, if desired, though check for doneness a few minutes earlier because tilapia fillets are usually thinner.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°. Place baking sheet in oven.

Step 2

Combine mayonnaise, relish, capers, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and pepper sauce in a small bowl, stirring well. Set aside.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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.

Step 6

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

Ratings & Reviews

DAR2B922's Review

August 03, 2009
This was far better than I expected this to be! I did cheat a little bit- my grocery store had Cajun seasoned catfish, so I used that and skipped the flour/paprika step. Just took the fillets, dipped in egg whites and then cornmeal mixture. Will definitely make again!

manda2869's Review

March 07, 2009
The crust stuck on really well but was VERY bland. I didn't make the sauce, as I like ketchup on my fried fish, but I guess you need all your flavor from the toppings because the fish itself had no punch to it. I would much rather use a fish fry unfortunately.