Nannie’s Catfish Cakes

(from Lucianolinda’s recipe box)

Source: Arkansas Democrat Gazette- Barbara Sue Turner

Categories: Fish


  • 1 sleeve saltine crackers
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup finely diced onion
  • 1/4 cup finely diced yellow bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 8 fried catfish filets
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 tsp. hot sauce such as tabasco
  • 4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Come Back Sauce (recipe can be found in my recipe box)


  1. Place the crackers in a food processor and grind to crumbs. Pour crumbs into a shallow dish, set aside.
  2. In a medium cast-iron skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, until vegetables are tender.
  3. Place the catfish filets in a medium bowl, and using the back f a spoon, mash the filets to bits. Add the beaten eggs, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, cooked onion mixture and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well. Divide mixture into 8 equal portions. Shape each portion into a 2 1/2-inch wide cake about 1 1/2 inches thick. Gently dredge cakes in cracker crumbs on both sides.
  4. Heat the oil in A 12- inch cast- iron skillet over medium high heat. Gently place the cakes into the hot oil and cook, in batches, until golden brown on both sides, turning once. Drain on a paper bag or paper towels. Serve hot with Come Back Sauce.
  5. makes 8 cakes

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