No grilling in the rain here ~ oven-fried catfish is the way to go ~ it saves calories, plus there’s no need for a deep fryer, which leaves you with a messy kitchen.
Cornmeal is the secret to a crisp baked coating for this delicious catfish.
It’s a moist baked catfish with great seasonings: celery seed, paprika, thyme and garlic and onion powders.
Crispy crust on the outside and tender catfish on the inside, this catfish is guaranteed to give you a scrumptious meal!
Oven-fried Cornmeal Battered Catfish
½ cup yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried thyme
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon seasoned pepper
½ teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
4 catfish fillets
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Coat a large nonstick baking sheet with cooking spray.
On a plate, combine cornmeal, paprika, thyme, salt, pepper, celery seeds, onion powder, and garlic powder.
Dredge fish in cornmeal mixture, covering both sides.
Place on baking sheet.
Lightly spray each fillet with cooking spray.
Bake until cooked through, about 15-20 minutes, depending upon thickness of fish.
Serve with tartar sauce and/or lemon slices.