Creole Catfish Cakes

(from saymyname’s recipe box)

Serves 6 people

Categories: Fish, Main Dish


  • 2 lbs catfish fillets
  • 1/3 cup butter or 1/3 cup margarine
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 cups soft breadcrumbs, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups diced red bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup minced green onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 -2 tablespoon butter or 1 -2 tablespoon margarine
  • 1 -2 tablespoon vegetable oil


  1. Put fish fillets on a lightly greased rack in a broiler pan.

  2. Broil 5 inches from heat for 10-15 minutes or until fish is done (flakes easily with a fork).
  3. Put fillets into a bowl; flake fish and set aside.

  4. In a saucepan, melt 1/3 cup butter over low heat.

  5. Add in flour; stir with a whisk until smooth.

  6. Cook and whisk constantly for 1 minute.

  7. Gradually add in milk; cook and whisk constantly over medium heat for 8 minutes or until mixture is thickened and bubbly.

  8. Add in salt, pepper, and mustard; stir to combine.

  9. Pour sauce over fish.

  10. #Add to the fish—1/2 cup breadcrumbs, red bell pepper, green onions, and hot sauce; stir all to combine.

  11. Cover bowl and chill at least 1 hour.

  12. Shape 1/4 cup mixture into a patty; repeat with remaining mixture.

  13. Coat patties evenly with remaining breadcrumbs.

  14. Melt 1 tablespoon butter and add 1 tablespoon oil to a large skillet.

  15. Fry patties (a few at a time) 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned; add butter and/or oil as needed.

  16. Serve with tartar sauce, mustard sauce or anything that suits your fancy.

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