Today's recipe is a great appetizer or your protein for dinner! These Crispy Oven Baked Catfish Nuggets are SO good! I actually love catfish if it's cooked properly, but if it's not your thing, go ahead and substitute any other white fish that you prefer!
I will be serving them on game day soon, and they are a perfect finger food for the kiddos too. The panko breading is so crispy, and even though the marinade includes hot sauce, they don't turn out very spicy at all. I also love that they are baked and not fried, making them healthier, which is great! Enjoy!
Crispy Oven Baked Catfish Nuggets (click here to print)
What you need:
1 pound catfish nuggets
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup hot sauce
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon creole seasoning
Combine catfish nuggets, buttermilk, hot sauce, mustard and black pepper in a ziploc bag. Mix to combine. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Drain and discard marinade.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a shallow dish, combine bread crumbs and seasonings. Coat each catfish nugget with bread crumb mixture and arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 25 minutes until fish is cooked through and coating starts to brown.
Mix together mayo, hot sauce and black pepper to taste. Serve with baked catfish nuggets!
This recipe is shared at: Inside BruCrew Life, Kathe with an E, Memories by the Mile, A Dish of Daily Life, Love Bakes Good Cakes, The Best Blog Recipes, The Better Baker,