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Fried Catfish Nuggets – Immaculate Bites

fried catfish nuggets – Appetizing bite-sized fish fillets infused with herbs and spices and coated in flour and cornmeal crumbs — crunchy on the outside and super flavorful on the inside. Your instant favorite comfort food provides the perfect super-delicious bite, all with her less than 10 minutes prep time. Easy, affordable and delicious!

Chicken nuggets are always popular. why? It’s easy to make, affordable, very easy to eat, and delicious. That’s when it hit me. Ding Ding Ding! What happens when you make bite-sized fried catfish?

And balm! The fried catfish nuggets were perfect as expected. Crispy, the filet is tender and flavorful, but not overpowering. They were gone in seconds! Slaaai!

While enjoying bite-sized catfish nuggets, show off the plump contents

Secrets of the best catfish nuggets

It’s all in the seasoning, baby! Season the fish with salt and pepper, Creole and Italian seasoning It’s spicy, earthy and incorporates umami. And seasoned cornmeal, rather than plain flour, brings out the best in those flavors.

recipe ingredients

Ingredients for fried catfish nuggets

The list is a little long, but don’t worry, it’s easy to find.

  1. catfish – Frozen or raw catfish will suffice. I prefer to buy the whole fillet and slice it myself.
  2. seasoning – We use two seasoning blends. Italian and creole seasoning, get a taste party. The nuggets taste even better when they’re garlicky and spicy, so add garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper.
  3. dry ingredients – Flour and cornmeal make great crumbs. Use all-purpose flour for the first coating and seasoned cornmeal for the final coating.
  4. liquid ingredients – The eggs help the bread crumbs stick, and the buttermilk helps the eggs stick to the fish.

How to make fried catfish nuggets

Preparing the fillet, seasonings and breadcrumbs

prepare the catfish nuggets

  • Preparation – Thaw catfish (if frozen), wash fillets and pat dry with paper towels. Slice them into 1 inch slices. Make sure you slice them evenly so they cook evenly. Transfer the fish to a shallow plate and set aside. (photo1)
  • season – Mix seasonings in a small mixing bowl. Garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, Creole seasoning, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper. Mix well. Season catfish with 2 teaspoons of seasoning mix and mix to coat completely. (Photos 2-4)
  • bread crumbs – Get 3 small, shallow bowls. Add flour to first bowl, beat buttermilk and eggs in second bowl, and cornmeal and remaining seasonings in third bowl. Arrange them in order of ease of application. (photograph 5-7)
  • coat – Working in batches, fish nuggets are dipped in flour to coat (shake off excess), dipped in buttermilk and egg mixture (excess dripped into bowl for 1-2 seconds), then seasoned. Dip in the cornmeal mixture. , make sure it is fully coated. (Photos 8-10)
  • holiday – Shake off excess cornmeal mixture and place nuggets of nuggets in one layer on plate while you coat with remaining bread crumbs. Let them sit for 2-3 minutes to help the cornmeal mixture stick to the fish. (Photo 11)
Bread and fry the fish

cook them

  • hot oil – Heat about 1 inch of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • fry – When the oil is hot (350℉/177℃), use tongs to drop a few nuggets into the oil. (Don’t overfill the pan so the oil is hot enough to fully crisp the nuggets). Fry until golden brown and crisp, then he grills each side of the fish for 3-4 minutes. Repeat until all catfish nuggets are fried. (Photo 12)
  • serve – Transfer the fried nuggets to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil. Let cool for about 2 minutes, then serve immediately with ranch dip, ketchup, or your favorite dipping sauce.
Enjoy super delicious catfish fried nuggets with ketchup on a platter

recipe variations

  1. fish swap – Try this recipe with other white fish such as tilapia, cod, flounder and swaifish.You can also try it with scallops and mussels. Hmmm!
  2. hot flavor – Add chili powder or pepper flakes to the batter to tantalize your taste buds. homemade pepper sauce.
  3. deep-fried – Make it healthier by using an air fryer or baking. Just spray it with a little cooking oil before putting it in the oven or air fryer and it will surely taste good.
  4. Saucy – Dip these fish nuggets into your favorite sauce for extra flavor. barbecue again buffalo Catfish nuggets are good!

tips and tricks

  1. Catfish fillets can be marinated in buttermilk with some spices for a tender and flavorful fillet.
  2. Drain excess oil on a paper towel-lined plate or wire rack to keep the nuggets crisp.
  3. Overstuffing the pan can cause the oil temperature to drop and the nuggets to become soggy. Be patient and fry in batches.

advance instructions

To make nuggets of stress-free nuggets, prepare the fish and breadcrumbs according to the instructions, then arrange on a baking sheet and quick freeze for an hour or two. Once frozen, transfer the nuggets to a suitable freezer ziplock bag for storage. frozen for up to 6 months.

To enjoy crispy and hot fish nuggets, 350°F/177°C for 15-20 minutes in the oven again 8-10 minutes in an air fryer.

How to eat and store

I have never eaten leftovers, but they can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days and in the freezer for 1-2 months.

To enjoy warm fish nuggets, bake them in a preheated oven at 10°C. 15-20 minutes at 350°F/177°C. or Air fryer at same temperature for 8-10 minutesIt will be as crispy as before and can be dipped in your favorite sauce or served as a side dish to pasta or salad.

Show off an insider shot of the tender and crispy fries of delicious nuggets


Should catfish be soaked in milk before frying?

Optional. However, soaking the catfish in buttermilk or milk improves the flavor and reduces the fishy smell.

What part of a catfish is a nugget?

Fishmongers sometimes trim fillets for a more attractive fillet. They sell the trimmings as nuggets and you can certainly use them.

How to keep fried catfish crispy?

Drain off excess oil and leave in a slightly warm oven (200℉/95℃) while the rest finishes frying. That should keep them crisp for you.

What to serve with fried catfish nuggets

Fried nuggets nuggets are a fun treat, but wait until you pair them Cajun Baked Sweet Potato Fries and easy coleslawAnd you can make a refreshing pitcher lemonade At the end of the day.

Delicious fish recipes to try

  1. blackened catfish
  2. Kamaboko
  3. Caribbean fish stew
  4. fish and grits
  5. fried fish sandwich


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fried catfish nuggets

Appetizing bite-sized fish fillets infused with herbs and spices and coated in flour and cornmeal crumbs. Your instant favorite comfort food provides the perfect super-delicious bite, all with her less than 10 minutes prep time. Easy, affordable and delicious!