Oven Baked Almond Crusted Catfish Fillets

READY IN: 27mins
Recipe by Catnip46

I can't remember where I got this recipe but I've been making it for several years now. This is real easy to make.

Top Review by breezermom

I used tilapia instead of catfish, because I prefer the taste. (Unless its deep fried....love deep fried catfish!) I loved the end result, the fish was golden brown, and nice and flaky on the inside. The almonds were excellent, and made the dish. The milk mix gave the fish a bit of flavor as well. I found that although the bread crumbs adhered easily to the fish, the almonds didn't. So I plucked them out of the bread mixture and placed them strategically on top of the fish. Very enjoyable lunch for me today!! Thanks for sharing....made for Photo Tag 2013.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup sliced almonds
  • 14 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon instant minced onion
  • 2 lbs catfish fillets
  • 1 egg
  • 12 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon cajun spices
  • 14 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup dry breadcrumbs (unseasoned)


  1. Set oven rack slightly above the middle of the oven and preheat to 500.
  2. Cut the catfish fillets into serving size pieces.
  3. Place the milk in a bowl and whisk the egg into it.
  4. Add the Cajun spice, minced onion and black pepper to the milk/egg mixture.
  5. In a separate flat dish, mix the bread crumbs and the sliced almonds. Dip the fish pieces into the seasoned egg wash, then coat them with bread crumb/almond mixture.
  6. Place the coated catfish fillets on a well greased (olive oil or similar oil) flat baking pan.
  7. Pour the melted butter evenly over the fillets.
  8. Place the baking pan on rack and bake for 10-12 min or until fish flakes easily. It is better not to over-cook fish.

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