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 lined baking sheet. Repeat for remaining fish.
Bake at 400° for 17-20 minutes, until fish is cooked through, golden, and flaky.
This recipe is gluten free and dairy free! No substitutions necessary!
Can another fish be substituted? Absolutely, just make sure to cut it into "nugget-sized" pieces. The easiest ones to use in place of catfish are tilapia or cod.
Why is there no egg in this recipe? I find that flour dredging and egg dipping in this recipe is unnecessary and just creates extra mess and extra work. The cornmeal mixture coats the fish really well without any dredging.