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Easy Low-Fat Oven Fried Catfish


  • 1 lb catfish fillet
  • 1 cup seasoned fish coating
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • Emeril's Original Essence or other creole seasoning, blend
  • salt (optional)
  • black pepper or cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Lemon Wedge


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Heavily spray a large non-stick baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.

  3. Pour egg substitute in large shallow bowl. Sprinkle with some Emeril's essence; also some salt and pepper, if you prefer.

  4. Place fish coating on a large plate. Add some Essence to this also, if you wish.

  5. Rinse fish fillets. Squeeze lemon wedges over fish. Sprinkle with Essence, salt and pepper on both side of fish.

  6. Dip in coating. Dip fish in egg substitute, then again in fish coating, and place on baking sheet.

  7. Bake at 450°F for approximately 10-15 minutes, until bottom of fish starts to brown.

  8. Turn fish, and bake about 5-8 minutes more, until fish is browned and crisp.