Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Adapted from Cooking Light. We love fried catfish but since deep frying isn't a healthy way to cook (and I hate doing it anyway), I have been looking for an oven-cooked alternative. Here is one that we liked. Serving size--1 fillet; 296 calories, 8.8 g fat, 17.7 g carb, 1.1 g fiber, 99 mg cholesterol. Marinate time is 30 minutes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add the first 3 ingredients to a heavy duty zip-lock bag; seal, shake around to coat the fillets, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Take the fillets out of the bag; pat dry with paper towels and discard the marinade.
  3. In a shallow dish such as a pie plate, combine the cornmeal, cornstarch, and salt/pepper.
  4. Dredge the fillets in the cornmeal mixture.
  5. Lightly coat the fillets with cooking spray.
  6. Put the fillets on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
  7. Bake in a 450° oven for 15 minutes or until the fish flakes easily.
Most Helpful

3 5

Liked the concept, but needs something. Couldn't taste the beer and the cornstarch didn't help the topping. Made for O is for Oct. event.

4 5

I made these today for a sunday lunch and they were very easy. I only had 3 large fillets but was still able to use most of the cornmeal "covering". They were slightly spicy from the hot sauce/beer. Thanks NurseDi.

5 5

What a wonderful, low-fat recipe this is! I added about 1/2 tsp. each of garlic powder and chile powder to the cornmeal mixture. I will definitely make this many, many times. Thanks, NurseDi!