All you need are four ingredients and 20 minutes for the easiest southern style oven fried catfish ever! Slightly spicy, super crispy on the outside, and tender and flaky on the inside. Gluten free, healthy, and great on its own or in a sandwich!
lemon slices and chopped fresh parsley, for servingoptional
Preheat your oven to 475 F.
Grease a rimmed baking sheet with all of the olive oil (2 tablespoons).
In a shallow bowl, beat together the 2 eggs with kosher salt (1/2 teaspoon) and black pepper (1/4 teaspoon).
In another shallow bowl, mix together the cornmeal (1 cup) and creole seasoning (1 tablespoon).
Coat each piece of catfish in the egg mixture, followed by the cornmeal mixture. Make sure you coat all sides and pat it in a bit so it's very well coated.
Place on the greased baking sheet.
Bake at 475 for 7 minutes.
Flip the fish over, bake for another 7 minutes.
Serve with fresh lemon slices and parsley for garnish, if desired.
I recommend using a fish spatula to flip the fish. It's thin and helps keep it intact and not fall apart. I use it for most things, not just fish!
Stone-ground cornmeal works best, but any will do.
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