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Crispy Oven-Baked Catfish

Trick your taste buds with this healthy alternative to fried catfish.


  • 2 pounds boneless fish fillets
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 4 c. corn flakes or wheat flakes (sugar free)
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • Cayenne pepper to taste


  1. In a small bowl, beat eggs and set aside.
  2. In a blender or processor, grind cornflakes until powdery (2 cups at a time).
  3. Add salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and cayenne to the cornflake crumbs.
  4. Mix thoroughly and pour into a plastic bag.
  5. Dip each piece of fish into the beaten egg mixture then into plastic bag, shaking to coat thoroughly.
  6. Place coated fish on a greased (use a cooking spray) cookie sheet about ½-inch apart and bake at 475 degrees for approximately 10 minutes. Turn the fillets over and bake for 10 more minutes.

Note: Ovens vary in temperature so be sure to watch your fish. Fish cooks quickly, so all you really want to do is to brown and crisp the coating.