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Oven Fried Catfish

This crazy easy meal has been sitting in my “to-post” queue for a while now. Every time I’d look at it, I wasn’t ready to post it. Probably because it’s not really a recipe. It’s 3 ingredients; 4 if you count the bagged cole slaw kit. Talk about an easy dinner. You could make your own cole slaw from scratch, or serve whatever other side you prefer (my top choice is always mashed potatoes – something I contribute to growing up in the Midwest on my grandma’s mashed potatoes).

Serves 2; easily doubled (or more) to serve more people
Downloadable PDF of Oven Fried Catfish

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Line a baking sheet with foil
  • Spray foil with cooking spray
  • In a shallow dish, mix:
    • 1/2 cup cornmeal
    • 1 teaspoon Tony Chachere’s Lite Creole Seasoning; adjust amount to your own liking
  • Dredge 2 catfish fillets in the cornmeal mixture, coating thoroughly on both sides
  • Place fillets on foil-lined baking sheet
  • Spray fillets lightly with cooking spray
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes, or until cooked through and cornmeal coating is crisp
  • Serve with cole slaw or side of your choice and preferred dipping sauce, such as tartar sauce

Oven Fried Catfish

I love turning to this meal when I don’t have a lot of time for cooking, which has been my life the last couple of weeks. First, it was the back-to-back birthday celebrations (one with friends, one with family) for our now 12-year-0ld, followed by my sudden urge to scrub our entire house for the last week. I’ve been scrubbing walls, doors, baseboards, blinds, cabinet doors, and everything in between, one room at a time since early last week. I promise, once I get over my cleaning obsession, I’ll get back into posting regularly. Though, with my other new obsession of Pinterest, I have a ton of recipes “pinned” to try instead of creating my own…

Tonight, our simple, minimal ingredient dinner will be roasted potatoes with seared sea scallops and my standard lemony white wine butter sauce.

~Ingredients to nourish the body put together in ways to nourish the soul to share with family and friends to nourish the heart~


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