Crunchy Oven Fried Catfish


Serving Size:
3 ounces

    Diet Types:
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis


  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose 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  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 pieces. Dip the fish in the flour and shake off excess.
  7. Dip flour coated fish in the egg white, then roll in the cornmeal mixture.
  8. Place fish on the baking pan, and repeat steps 6 to 9 with all the fish fillets.
  9. Spray the tops of the fish fillets with cooking spray and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the bottom of the fillets are browned and the fish is sizzling. Remove pan from the oven and turn fish over.
  10. Return fish to oven and bake about 5 minutes longer until fillets are browned and crisp.

Helpful hints

  • Try DaVita Salt-free Cajun Seasoning.
  • Other 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.

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

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 1 starch

Carbohydrate choices


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