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Baked Buffalo Catfish the tartar sauce and french fries

Baked Buffalo Catfish

  • Author: thehungrywaitress
  • Total Time: 35 minutes


Baked Buffalo Catfish is an easy weeknight recipe.


  • 1 lb catfish, trimmed and cut into quarters
  • 2 Tablespoons four
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ? teaspoon onion powder
  • ? teaspoon salt
  • ? teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 cups Cornflakes, crushed into crumbs

Buffalo Sauce

  • 1 cup Frank?s Hot Sauce
  • ? cup butter

Tartar Sauce

  • 1 teaspoon red onion, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon green onion, chopped
  • 1 small dill pickle, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon capers, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon pickle juice
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees, and grease two baking sheets.
  2. Mix together the flour, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, salt, and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl.
  3. Pour the buttermilk in a second medium bowl, and the Cornflakes into a third medium bowl.
  4. Place each piece of catfish (one at a time) in the flour mixture, then the buttermilk, cover it in cornflakes, and place it on the greased baking sheet.
  5. Bake the catfish for 20-25 minutes, or until the largest piece is flaky.

While the catfish is baking:

  1. Melt and stir the butter into the hot sauce in a small pot over medium heat.
  2. Mix together all of the tartar sauce ingredients, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Serve the catfish with the buffalo sauce drizzled on top or on the side.


DO not substitute another type of fish. It will turn out too dry (catfish can handle the heat). Do not get the pre-crumbed Cornflakes by the bread crumbs in the store, my dad says they are not as good ...

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min