Cajun Catfish

Cajun Catfish

  • 40 Minutes Prep 40 Minutes Total
  • 8 Servings
  • 360 Calories per Serving
If you grew up with family fish fries, you know just how tasty fried fish and all the trimmings are.

Ingredient List

  • 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.


  • 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

Daily Values (Amount per serving)

Total Fat 22g 0%, Saturated Fat 4g 0%, Cholesterol 105mg 0%, Sodium 450mg 0%, Potassium NC*, Total Carbohydrate 15g 0%, Dietary Fiber 1g 0%, Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 6%, Iron 14%, Vitamin D 0%, Vitamin E 0%, Thiamin 0%, Riboflavin 0%, Niacin 0%, Vitamin B6 0%, Folic Acid 0%, Vitamin B12 0%, Pantothenic Acid 0%, Phosphorus 0%, Magnesium 0%, Zinc 0%, Selenium 0%, Copper 0%, Manganese 0%

Other Nutrients (Amount per serving)

Calories 360, Calories from Fat 200, Trans Fat NC*, Monounsaturated Fat NC*, Polyunsaturated Fat NC*, Soluble Fiber NC*, Insoluble Fiber NC*, Sugars NC*, Protein 26g, Beta-Carotene NC*, Omega-3 NC*, Carbohydrate Choice 1, Starch 1, Fruit 0, Other Carbohydrate 0, Skim Milk 0, Low-Fat Milk 0, Milk 0, Vegetable 0, Very Lean Meat 0, Lean Meat 3, Medium-Fat Meat 0, High-Fat Meat 0, Fat 2 1/2

* NC indicates a nutritional value has not been calculated, which is typically due to either insufficient nutritional data for an ingredient or an incomplete analysis.