Make these healthy, quick, and easy Baked Catfish Nuggets in just 30 minutes with 5 ingredients. Breaded with cornmeal and Cajun seasoning for a kick. Serve with your favorite sauce!
Baked Catfish Nuggets
We live in a river town where we actually have a festival every Summer called “Catfish Days.” So eating catfish (and knowing how to cook it) is pretty much mandatory here. Which I’m okay with because catfish is really very easy to work with, and it’s delicious. It’s even grown on the kids, especially after we started making this Baked Catfish Nuggets recipe.
Fact: Kids will eat anything you called “nugget.”
It’s weird, but true. At least at my house. These Baked Catfish Nuggets are super easy to make, with just 5 ingredients. Plus, they’re healthy, baked right in the oven. You can make them in just 30 minutes! Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner.
If you’re looking for a fried version, we have that too. Check out my Fried Catfish Nuggets recipe, too. Mr. Gracious will insist that you serve catfish with ketchup, but I think he might be in the minority.
If you’re not weird like Mr. Gracious, you can try this amazing and totally easy Homemade Tartar Sauce Recipe that will go with your Baked Catfish Nuggets perfectly.
Baked Catfish Nuggets Recipe
- 1-1.5 pounds catfish or substitute fish, cut into bite sized pieces
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
- 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
In a shallow dish, mix together cornmeal, Cajun seasoning, garlic powder, and salt.
Place a catfish nugget in the cornmeal dish. Coat completely. Remove to a buttered and lined cookie tray. Repeat for remaining fish.
Bake at 400° for 17-20 minutes, until fish is cooked through, golden, and flaky.
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