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Bake Easy Fish Southern

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  250
  • Protein  22 g
  • Carbohydrates  19 g
  • Fat  10 g
  • Cholesterol  53 mg
  • Sodium  124 mg
  • Potassium  401 mg
  • Phosphorus  262 mg
  • Calcium  26 mg
  • Fiber  1.2 g

Crunchy Oven-Fried Catfish

DaVita dietitian, Sharon from Louisiana, comes to the rescue with her kidney-friendly recipe for Crunchy Oven-Fried Catfish — with all that southern-lovin’ taste and none of the deep-fried fat.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Sharon from Louisiana.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 3 ounces


    • nonstick cooking spray
    • 1 egg white
    • 1/2 cup all-purpose white flour
    • 1/4 cup cornmeal
    • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
    • 1 teaspoon salt-free Cajun seasoning
    • 1 pound catfish fillets


  1. Heat oven to 450° F.
  2. Spray the surface of a flat, nonstick baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Beat the egg white in a shallow bowl until very soft peaks form. Do not over-beat.
  4. Place flour on a sheet of wax paper.
  5. On a separate sheet of wax paper, combine the cornmeal, panko and Cajun seasoning.
  6. Cut catfish fillet so you have a total of 4 peices. Dip the fish in the flour and shake off excess.
  7. Dip in the egg white.
  8. Roll in the cornmeal mixture.
  9. Place fish on the baking pan, and repeat steps 6 to 9 with all the fish fillets.
  10. Spray the tops of the fish fillets with cooking spray and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the bottoms of the fish are browned and the fish is sizzling.  Remove pan from the oven and turn fish over.
  11. Return fish to oven and bake about 5 minutes longer until fillets are browned and crisp.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 1 starch

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Suggested salt-free Cajun seasonings include Andy Roo’s® The Stuff with No Salt or Benoit’s® spicy salt-free Cajun seasoning or Mrs. Dash® Extra Spicy seasoning blend.
  • Panko is a variety of Japanese bread crumbs used for coating fried foods. It can be found in most Asian markets and many supermarkets. If unavailable, substitute unseasoned dry bread crumbs.
  • You may use either fresh or frozen catfish fillets.

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Crunchy Oven-Fried Catfish

caffish55 says:


I didn't add egg white nor bread crumbs because I'm trying to lower my phosphorus & I'm working on that this month. But, it was still good. I added melted butter & spices. No need to omit the egg white because it has only 5 mg phosphorus. If you substitute cod for catfish the phosphorus is about 60 mg lower per serving.

Jul. 04, 2014, 3:31 PM - Inappropriate review?

Crunchy Oven-Fried Catfish

lleverett says:


Sounds good, will try.

Oct. 17, 2013, 7:15 PM - Inappropriate review?

Crunchy Oven-Fried Catfish

kobbler says:


sometimes i use crushed generic rice crispies or rice chex cereal for panco bread crumbs easier to find in store

Apr. 10, 2012, 3:24 AM - Inappropriate review?

Crunchy Oven-Fried Catfish

luadams says:


I finally FINALLY found a recipe that my fried catfish loving husband likes. I am concerned about his cholesterol level and tonight I made this baked fish and he declares he likes it BETTER than fried. Hahah!! I served collard greens cooked in vegetable broth and black eyed peas. So the complete southern meal without the pork and bacon fat. LOVE IT!!

Aug. 15, 2010, 7:12 PM - Inappropriate review?

Crunchy Oven-Fried Catfish

Teechie says:


I Think I might try this with my favorite fish which is tilapia.

May. 26, 2009, 1:34 PM - Inappropriate review?

Crunchy Oven-Fried Catfish



That was great

May. 16, 2009, 8:28 AM - Inappropriate review?

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