Cornmeal Crusted Catfish Sandwiches
Serves: 4
This cornmeal crusted catfish sandwich is a healthier take on your favorite fried fish sandwich! No one will guess it isn't deep friend and it will surely become a family favorite in no time!
  • 2-4 Tilapia filets, thawed (about 1-1.25 lbs / cut in half if needed)
  • 3 Tbs. cornmeal
  • ¾ tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1-2 Tbs Olive Oil
  • 4 hamburger or hoagie buns
  • light mayo, tartar sauce, shredded lettuce to serve
  1. In a small bowl, combine the cornmeal and Old Bay seasoning together.
  2. Lay fish on a plate. Sprinkle on the cornmeal mixture to each side. Repeat with remaining filets.
  3. Heat 1-2 Tbs oil in a sauce-pan, over medium heat. Once heated, add the fish. Cook for 6-8 minutes total, flipping once. You may need more or less time depending on the thickness of your fish. Fish will be done when opaque throughout and flakes easily.
  4. While fish is cooking, line a jelly roll pan with aluminum foil and lay a cookie cooing rack on top.
  5. Then prepare your sandwich. On the top side of the bun, spread as much mayo (or tartar sauce) as you'd like. Put the shredded lettuce on the bottom of the buns.
  6. When fish has finished cooking, remove to the cooling rack to cool slightly. After 1-2 minutes, lay the fish on the lettuce topped bun. Top with the other half of the bun and enjoy!
Recipe by Made by Melissa Lee at