PointsPlus “Fried” Catfish with Potato Sticks Recipe

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PointsPlus “Fried” Catfish with Potato Sticks Recipe
Fried Catfish
Weight Watchers International

Fried Catfish

A healthier and light alternative to this fried fish dish.   

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Adapted from "Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook" by Weight Watchers

Deliver Ingredients


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 ¼ pounds red potatoes, scrubbed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • Four 5-ounce catfish fillets
  • 4 lemon wedges


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 2 baking sheets with nonstick spray.

Cut potatoes into ½-by-2-inch sticks; rinseunder cold running water and pat dry with paper towels. Spread in single layer on one of prepared baking sheets; spray with nonstick spray. Bake until potatoes are golden brown and crispy, about 30 minutes. Immediately sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper.

Meanwhile, lightly beat egg in pie plate. Mix together cornmeal, parsley, remaining ¼ teaspoon salt and remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper on sheet of wax paper. Dip catfish, one fillet at a time, in egg, then coat with cornmeal mixture, pressing so it adheres.

Place fish on remaining prepared baking sheet; lightly spray with nonstick spray. Bake until golden brown and just opaque in center, about 12 minutes. Serve with potato sticks and lemon wedges.

Catfish Shopping Tip

A fresh fish should not smell fishy nor have milky, opaque eyes; it should have bright red gills, firm flesh, and a tight anal cavity.

Catfish Cooking Tip

Whole fish should be stored upright in ice in the refrigerator.

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