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Catfish Nuggets

I posted these Catfish Nuggets way back a few years ago!  This past week, we revisited an old favorite recipe.  I have to say at the time that I originally made them my son loved them.  That was when he was just starting to eat real food, now he eats a few bites and he says he doesn’t like fish!

I guess you win some, you loose some.  On the other hand, my husband can eat nearly the entire plate of catfish!  I thought I would share these again with updated pictures and an updated recipe!

catfish nuggets

This is one of the few ways we eat fried fish, typically I’m strictly baked fish only; however, my husband loves fried fish, so we have it on occasion!

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Catfish Nuggets


  • 4 6oz Catfish Fillets
  • 1/2 Cup Dry Bread Crumbs or Gluten Free Bread Crumbs
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Lemon Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Egg Substitute
  • 1/2 Cup Lemon Juice
  • Vegetable Oil for Frying


  1. Mix the bread crumbs, salt, and lemon pepper in a small bowl. Next in a separate bowl mix the egg substitute and lemon juice.
  2. Warm up the oil on medium heat in a skillet. At this point, we use 2 Tbsp at a time until we get enough oil, starting with the 2 Tbsp.
  3. Cut the catfish into small strips, then place each strip into the egg mixture and coat with the breading mixture.
  4. Place in the oil and fry on both sides until fish is easily flaked with a fork. This takes about 10-15 minutes.
  5. Place on a plate with a paper towel to get the excess oil off.
  6. Repeat until all catfish is fried and serve with dipping sauce.



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3 Responses to “Catfish Nuggets”

  1. Sarahposted December 5, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Hey Kristy, wouldn’t you know Catfish is on sale at my local supermarket this week! I’ve never made catfish… do you think the breadcrumbs could be swapped out for cornmeal? Another fish recipe we like for tilapia utilizes cornmeal but I don’t know the first darn thing about making substitutions! Thanks in advance :)


    • Kristyreplied December 5th, 2012 at 8:40 am

      Yes, I would think you could. We’ve done them with cornmeal too and they worked!

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