Cajun Catfish Nuggets Recipe

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Cajun Catfish Nuggets

Enjoy a taste of Louisiana with crispy, Cajun-flavored catfish nuggets. This easy, kid-friendly meal is delicious served with a spice rémoulade or tartar sauce for dipping.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Cajun
Keyword: Cajun, Catfish, Cornmeal, Easy, Fish, Fried, Kid-Friendly, Nuggets, Seasoned
Servings: 4 people
Author: Amanda Marsh


  • Bowl for buttermilk and egg mixture
  • Bowl for cornmeal and Cajun seasoning mixture
  • Large saucepan or deep fryer
  • Food thermometer
  • Slotted spoon
  • Sharp knife
  • Baking tray with paper towel layer for draining


  • 3 cup canola or peanut oil
  • 3 cup cornmeal
  • 3 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 cup buttermilk If you don't have buttermilk, add 1 tbsp white vinegar to whole milk and rest for 5 minutes
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1,5 lbs catfish filet or pieces


  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan or deep fryer until it reaches 350°F.
  • Whisk together the buttermilk and eggs in one bowl.
  • Mix together the cornmeal and Cajun seasoning in the other bowl.
  • Slice the catfish into approximately 1.5" pieces.
  • Dip the catfish in the buttermilk and egg mixture, then gently roll it in the cornmeal mixture until fully coated.
  • Fry the breaded catfish pieces in small batches until golden, approximately 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and put on a baking tray lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.
  • Make sure the oil reheats to 350°F between each batch.
  • Serve with a spicy rémoulade or tartar sauce for dipping.

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