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Cajun Catfish Sticks

Cajun Catfish Sticks


  • 4 Mississippi farm-raised catfish fillets
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg Vegetable oil*
  • Tartar sauce
  • Lemon wedges


  1. Cut catfish into 1x4 inch sticks.
  2. Combine cornmeal, chili powder, salt and oregano; mix well.
  3. Beat together milk and egg-dip catfish sticks into milk mixture and then into cornmeal.
  4. Pour oil to a depth of 1 inch in a heavy deep pot.* Heat to 350F.
  5. Fry sticks in small batches, until golden brown.
  6. rain on paper towels.
  7. Serve immediately with tartar sauce and lemon wedges.

Makes 8 servings.

*For light cuisine, sauté catfish sticks in 1 tbsp. vegetable oil in a non-stick fry pan or oven fry at 450F drizzling catfish with 1 TB vegetable oil.

May also serve catfish sticks with taco sauce or tomato salsa.

Photo credit: Clotee Pridgen Allochuku. CC BY

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