Catfish Baked with Cheese

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Craig Claiborne's Southern Cooking

Craig Claiborne's Southern Cooking

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1987

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  • 6 catfish fillets (about 2 pounds)
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup flour
  • Salt to taste, if desired
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Wipe the catfish dry.
  3. Blend together the cheese, flour, salt, pepper, and paprika.
  4. Combine the egg and milk in a flat dish.
  5. Dip the fillets in the egg mixture, and then coat with the cheese mixture. Arrange the fillets in one layer in a baking dish, and pour the butter over all. Sprinkle with the almonds.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.