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Catfish, Absolute Best Baked
1 cup Parmesan cheese -- freshly grated
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1 egg -- beaten
1/2 cup milk
6 catfish fillets
1/4 cup butter -- melted
1 clove garlic -- crushed
paprika and black pepper
Mix well first 5 ingredients. Separately, mix well egg and milk. Dip fish in egg mixture; dredge in flour mixture. Put fish in greased 9x13-inch baking dish. Saute garlic in butter for 2-3 minutes; drizzle over fish; sprinkle with paprika and pepper; bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until fish flakes.
> Jennifer, doesn't cooking this fish in foil at 450 degrees for 30
> accurate> minutes *boil* it? Mary in Houston
Technically, it might, but taking the foil cover off for 10 minutes
gives is a crisper, crunchier texture. Really, this fish has no fishy
smell or taste which is why I like the recipe. We also did it on the
grill, and cooked it for 15-20 minutes before removing the top layer of
foil. Trust me, it's good!
To lower the fat on this couldn't you:
1. use fat-free Parmesan or 1/2 Parmesan & half bread crumbs.
2. Use 2 egg whites instead of whole eggs
3. Use evaporated skim milk. This works well for me for dredging & coating.
4. Use hoki or sea bass instead of catfish
5. Cook the garlic in say 1T of butter & add something else in for the
drizzling. Some might like butter buds, but I'd prefer chicken broth or
The easiest way for me to start making fish low-fat has been to just lose the
butter idea altogether. I'd rather do w/o than try to fake it. So I use
lemon, paprika, & garlic.
Lou, please don't mention red snapper again. Friends of mine just came back from the gulf w/dolphin fish & red snapper. They had a fish broil in the backyard & I could have eaten there all week. I LOVE red snapper broiled. Next time you have some, try marinating it w/a shot of tequila & garlic. It's pretty tasty!