Crispy Ranch Baked Catfish Recipe Is on the Table in 20 Minutes by 30Seconds Food

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5 months ago
Crispy Ranch Baked Catfish Recipe Is on the Table in 20 Minutes

Fish is a protein that is sometimes overlooked when planning dinner. But fish has health benefits and cooks up quickly on busy nights. This moist, crispy catfish recipe takes a swim in one of our favorite condiments – ranch dressing – before being oven-baked to golden perfection.

If catfish isn't your thing, you could substitute your favorite white fish, like flounder, haddock or tilapia. Serve this easy fish recipe with potatoes (french fries?), cole slaw or your favorite vegetable, side dish or salad. Char a few lemons to squeeze over the top for added freshness.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


Here's how to make it: 

  • Combine the cornmeal, breadcrumbs, chili powder, paprika and garlic salt. Season with black pepper, to taste. 
  • Put the salad dressing into a bowl. Dip the fish into the dressing and then into the seasoning cornmeal mixture. Put the fish onto a baking pan that's been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. 
  • Bake in a preheated 450-degree F oven for about 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily. 

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Donna John
I grew up eating fried catfish. Love the seasonings in this recipe and the ranch dressing helps keep the fish moist. So flavorful and easy. Great weeknight recipe option.
Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
This recipe reminds me of my Old World grandma. She would catch a bunch of catfish herself, then clean them and fry them up for dinner. Great memories and recipes to try and make myself!

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