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Spicy Oven Fried Catfish

Perfectly flavorful oven fried catfish with a spicy edge. Get that fantastic Southern flavor without the extra fat of frying.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Cajun/Creole
Keyword classic recipes, comfort food, oven fried
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 276 kcal
Author Jocelyn Delk Adams of


  • Non-stick olive oil spray
  • 2/3 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2-2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1 pound catfish fillets cut into smaller pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper liberally sprayed with non-stick olive oil spray.
  2. In a brown bag or ziploc bag, add cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper, cayenne, lemon pepper, and paprika and shake together.
  3. In a deep pie plate or large shallow bowl, whisk together eggs and hot sauce.
  4. Add each fillet to the bag of cornmeal breading to coat then dip into beaten eggs on both sides, then lastly add back into the cornmeal breading and shake liberally to coat well. Place the fillet on the coated baking sheet. Repeat with each fillet.
  5. Liberally spray the tops of each fillet with non-stick baking spray coating the fish well until completely covered in spray. Bake for 25-30 minutes depending on thickness of fillets until golden brown but still juicy in the inside.
  6. Remove fish and cool for 5 minutes then serve with lemon and chopped parsley.

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Nutrition Facts
Spicy Oven Fried Catfish
Amount Per Serving
Calories 276 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 158mg 53%
Sodium 1010mg 42%
Potassium 525mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 7.1%
Vitamin C 2.8%
Calcium 3%
Iron 10.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.