Batter Fried Catfish Nuggets

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Catfish is my husband's favorite. Mine is crappie, but this is how he likes his catfish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash catfish and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Cut fish into 1 inch cubes.
  3. Place on paper towels and set aside while doing next step.
  4. COMBINE: Flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl. Add milk, egg and butter; beat until smooth.
  5. Heat 1 inch or more of oil in a skillet to 365 degrees on medium heat (be sure you allow oil temperature to come back to 365 degrees between batches).
  6. Dip one fish cube at a time into batter, coating all sides. Place as many in the oil as you can fit WITHOUT crowding.
  7. Fry until golden brown.
  8. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Nice batter.....needs a little more seasoning though for my taste; pepper, etc.... but the batter held onto the fish like a pro! (I did let it soak for about 10 minutes while the oil was heating up)

jimjam63 September 21, 2012

This was delicious! I had just under a pound of catfish nuggets and used up all of the batter. The fish was perfectly cooked. I made this as written but if you wanted, you could probably add a little pepper or something to add flavor to it. i served with tartar sauce and oven fries (didn't want to over do the fried foods thing). Give it a try!

mitsuefarnsworth November 02, 2010

This catfish made an awesome additon to tonights meal. Everybody loved it. I doubled all of the ingredients because I had 2 pounds of catfish nuggets. It really makes a lot, it could have fed at least 5 people with good appetites. We served it with french fries of course. If I had my drothers, I'd add some red pepper or red pepper flakes to the batter add some heat. Other than the doubling, I didn't change a thing. Next time, I think I'm going to use this batter recipe using chicken chunks. I think the prep time was fine but the cooking time is longer than twenty minutes, of course I made three batches in a large electric skillet. I'm hoping that it reheats well without becoming soggy. We have a lot left over and want to snack on it tomorrow. Thanks Darlene for a super addition to Zaar and to my regular rotation. Keep up the good work!

Happy Hippie January 24, 2007