Cajun Catfish

If you grew up with family fish fries, you know just how tasty fried fish and all the trimmings are.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

2
cups vegetable oil
1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
cup stone-ground cornmeal
2
tablespoons Cajun Creole seasoning
1
teaspoon onion powder
1
teaspoon garlic powder
1/2
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
egg
2
pounds catfish nuggets, skin removed
Salt
1/4
cup lemon juice

  • 1 In heavy 3-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat to 375°F.
  • 2 In shallow dish, stir together flour, cornmeal, Creole seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder and red pepper. In another shallow dish, beat egg with fork until foamy.
  • 3 Sprinkle catfish nuggets with salt and lemon juice. Dip each nugget into beaten egg, then roll in flour mixture to coat. Drop 4 to 6 nuggets at a time into hot oil. Cook 2 minutes; turn and cook 1 minute longer or until deep golden brown. Remove from oil; drain on paper towels.

Expert Tips

If you can't find catfish nuggets at your supermarket, you can purchase 2 pounds of catfish fillets and cut them into about 2-inch pieces.

A staple in Georgia and Mississippi, fried catfish morsels are dynamite dunked in tangy tartar sauce and served with coleslaw and baked beans.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
200),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
22%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Cholesterol
105mg
105%;
Sodium
450mg
450%;
Total Carbohydrate
15g
15%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
26g
26%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
14%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.