Oven-Fried Catfish Nuggets

There are few quick meals that are as easy to throw together and as beloved as that childhood classic of fish sticks with a twist. We have discovered that it's not that difficult to make your own fried fish nuggets from scratch; using catfish as your fish of choice.

catfish nuggets recipe
catfish nuggets recipe


There are few quick meals that are as easy to throw together and as beloved as that childhood classic of fish sticks with a twist. We have discovered that it’s not that difficult to make your own fried fish nuggets from scratch; using catfish as your fish of choice. This especially delicious and easy oven-fried catfish recipe incredibly kid friendly.

Best of all, with a short ingredient list of seven items (many of which you likely already have in your kitchen) and a short total cook time of about 35 minutes, you can get these on the table without much hassle at all. And this oven-fried catfish nuggets recipe is easy to customize, too. You can spice up the breading if you prefer a little heat, or you can add your own favorite spice into the mix.

Only 8 ingredients needed for this Over-Fried Catfish Nugget recipe

Oven-Fried Catfish

Only 8-10 Ingredients are needed to create this snackable treat.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Servings 4 people
Calories 243 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb catfish haddock or other medium-firm fish fillets, about 3/4 inch thick
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 3/4 teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine melted

Instructions
 

  • Move oven rack to position slightly above middle of oven. Heat oven to 500°F.
  • Cut fish into 2×1 1/2-inch pieces. In shallow dish, mix cornmeal, bread crumbs, dill weed, paprika, salt and pepper. Place milk in another shallow dish. Dip fish into milk, then coat with cornmeal mixture.
  • Place fish in ungreased 13×9-inch pan. Drizzle melted butter over fish. Bake uncovered about 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork.

Nutrition

Calories: 243kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 23gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 330mgPotassium: 546mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 456IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 1mg
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