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Catfish Recipes To Purr About

Updated on August 3, 2013

When you think of catfish, you tend to think fried. Though fried catfish is nothing but delicious, it isn't the only way to prepare this wonderfully versatile fish. Catfish is easy to work with. Its mild flavor and flaky texture make it a great choice when considering a healthy alternative to frying. Here are some other ways to create a catfish meal worth purring about.

For a taste out of the ordinary, these recipes take the simple catfish and make it grand.

Crispy Onion Dijon Catfish -


4 (6oz) catfish filets

1 finely chopped onion

1/4 cup Dijon honey mustard

garlic salt and pepper to taste

1 tsp dry parsley flakes

1 cup crushed corn flakes


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix together finely chopped onion and mustard. Season catfish filets with garlic salt and pepper to taste. Coat fish with mustard/onion blend and place on baking tray. Mix parsley flakes with crushed cornflakes. Top fish evenly with cornflake mixture. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, turn oven to broil and broil for an additional 3 to 5 minutes. Great served with fragrant rice or couscous.

Creole Catfish -


1 lb. catfish filets

1 cup long-grained uncooked rice

2 cups water

1 can of Ro-Tel tomatoes

2 teaspoons finely chopped onion

1 finely chopped garlic clove

1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules

1/8 teapoon hot pepper flakes

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano


In a saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Stir in rice and bring to a second boil. Reduce heat and cook for 20 minutes until rice is tender and water is absorbed.

Cut catfish into 3/4 inch pieces (catfish nuggets can be used if desired). Set aside.

In a medium saucepan, combine tomatoes with juices, chopped onions and garlic, oregano, pepper flakes and bouillon granules. Bring to a boil and stir in catfish pieces. Cover and cook for about 5-7 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve over cooked rice.

Catfish Cakes -


1 pound catfish filets

1 finely chopped medium onion

1/4 cup chopped red pepper

1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard

1 tablespoon mayo or creamy salad dressing (Miracle Whip)

1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning

1 egg

2 cups crushed buttery round crackers

1/4 cup canola oil


Season catfish filets with salt and pepper or to your liking. Bake in 450 degree oven for 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with fork. Mash or flake cooked catfish and mix with rest of the ingredients except the oil.

Heat oil in large skillet over medium high heat. Form fish mixture into patties and cook in hot oil, turning once, until golden brown. Great served with a large salad.

These recipes are easy and delicious and sure to be a hit in your family.

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    • suziecat7 profile image

      suziecat7 7 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Saddlerider - catfish is good but I can do without the frog legs. Thanks for stopping by.

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      saddlerider1 7 years ago

      I've enjoyed catfish and bullfrog legs, use to catch em both and they are good tasting:0)

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      suziecat7 7 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Thanks for commenting, Michael - enjoy the creole.

      Peggy - you are welcome.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Oh these sound yummy! Love catfish. Thanks for the recipes.

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      Michael Willis 7 years ago from Arkansas

      Being from the South and Arkansas I grew up fishing on the rivers here. Catfish is the main fish there and Catfish and Deer meat were the norm. Always fried my catfish. But, the Creole recipe especially looked good to me!

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      Mama Sez 7 years ago from Canada

      I also love catfish. Another way is to cook it in coconut milk and add chili peppers to make it a bit spicy. I'm getting hungry! Thanks Suzie :)

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      Trsmd 8 years ago from India

      Dip the chunks of meat in egg, roll it in flour, put it in a pan of hot oil to fry and sprinkle with a little pepper and garlic salt.

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      Godslittlechild 8 years ago

      I'm a huge catfish fan. I'll try these for sure!

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      ralwus 8 years ago

      Love catfish, bookmarked it. Thanks

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      Anamika S 8 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      That's some wonderful Recipes you have here. Thanks for sharing!

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      suziecat7 8 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Thanks for stopping by, tim-tim. I'll go check out your tilapia recipe.

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      Priscilla Chan 8 years ago from Normal, Illinois

      That looks yummy! I need to try it. Thanks for sharing. I have a hub for Tilapia but I like Catfish too!