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A square plate with a seasoned, blackened catfish fillet, green beans, cottage cheese, and tomatoes.

Southern Catfish

A healthy, clean, recipe for Southern "fried" Catfish without the unhealthy fats and ingredients. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 2 fillets
Author Amy - The Speedy Spatula


  • 2 large wild caught catfish filets skin removed
  • Old Bay Seasoning to taste
  • Garlic Salt to taste
  • Tony's Creole Seasoning to taste
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • nonstick cooking spray


  1. Place both catfish fillets in a large skillet and spray the fillets with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Liberally season both sides of the catfish with the Old Bay Seasoning, Garlic Salt, and Tony's Creole Seasoning, and then add the lemon juice to the pan.

  3. Cook the fillets on medium heat, turning over every 2-3 minutes until the fish is completely cooked through, white and flaky, and slightly blackened from the seasoning.

  4. Remove from the hot skillet and serve with your choice of side items.