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Cajun Pecan-Crusted Catfish

From: EatingWell

Crunchy, battered catfish fillets have jumped out of the Louisiana backwaters to become a national favorite, thanks in large part to the Cajun cooking craze that started in the '80s. Here, the fillets are coated in a spicy melange of cornflakes and pecans and baked for a traditional yet surprisingly healthy take on this bayou favorite.

Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 15 mins
Total: 40 mins
Rated : Not yet rated
1/2 cup  nonfat plain yogurt
1/4 teaspoon  hot sauce, such as Tabasco, or 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon  dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon  chili powder
1/4 teaspoon  garlic salt
2 cups  cornflakes
1/2 cup  pecan pieces
1 pound  catfish fillets, about 1 inch thick, cut into 4 portions
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
2. Blend buttermilk, hot sauce (or cayenne), oregano, chili powder and garlic salt in a shallow dish. Pulse cornflakes in a food processor until coarse crumbs form. Transfer to a large plate. Pulse pecans in the food processor until coarsely chopped; mix the pecans with the cornflake crumbs. (Alternatively, place cornflakes in a sealable bag and crush with a rolling pin; chop nuts with a knife.)
3. Dip each catfish fillet in the buttermilk mixture, then dredge in the cornflake mixture, coating both sides. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet.
4. Bake the catfish for 25 minutes, or until it flakes easily with a fork. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Calories 307, Total Fat 19 g, Saturated Fat 3 g, Monounsaturated Fat 9 g, Cholesterol 54 mg, Sodium 187 mg, Carbohydrate 17 g, Fiber 3 g, Protein 21 g, Potassium 432 mg. Exchanges: Starch 1,Lean Meat 3,Fat 1
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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lm2181 wrote:

I'm assuming they changed out the buttermilk to yogurt to make the recipe healthier. They just didn't make the switch in the actual directions.

6/13/2011 08:07:58 AM Report Abuse
wisniewskibunch3291210 wrote:

Please check your recipe for proper ingredients versus what is listed. This states in two separate places to use buttermilk which is not even an ingredient. I find it a bit frustrating when no editing is done.

4/3/2011 05:56:10 PM Report Abuse

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