Fried-Catfish Sandwiches with Spicy Mayonnaise Recipe

Fried-Catfish Sandwiches with Spicy Mayonnaise Recipe

How To Make Fried-Catfish Sandwiches with Spicy Mayonnaise

For these tasty fried catfish sandwiches, the fish is coated with thyme-seasoned cornmeal to get a perfectly crisp and golden exterior.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 8 minutes
Total: 18 minutes



  • ½cupmayonnaise
  • ¾tspfresh-ground black pepper
  • 1tspcayenne
  • 4largecrusty rolls
  • ¾cupcornmeal
  • tspsalt
  • ½tspdried thyme
  • 2lbscatfish fillets
  • 2eggs
  • ¼cupcooking oil
  • 3cupstender greens


  1. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, ½ teaspoon of the black pepper, and the cayenne.

  2. Spread the mayonnaise mixture on the rolls.

  3. In a shallow bowl, combine the cornmeal with the salt, thyme, and the remaining ¼ teaspoon of black pepper.

  4. Dip the fillets into the beaten eggs and then into the seasoned cornmeal. Shake off the excess.

  5. In a large nonstick frying pan, heat the oil over moderate heat.

  6. Add the cornmeal-coated fish and fry, turning once, until golden on the outside and just done in the center, about 4 minutes per side for ¾-inch-thick fillets.

  7. Drain the fish on paper towels.

  8. Sandwich the catfish and greens in the rolls.

Recipe Notes

Fish Alternatives: Substitute moderately firm, lean fillets for the catfish. Scrod, rockfish, ocean perch, haddock or tilefish are good options.



  • Calories: 941.71kcal
  • Fat: 55.06g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.49g
  • Trans Fat: 0.18g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 21.76g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 21.64g
  • Carbohydrates: 61.77g
  • Fiber: 3.09g
  • Sugar: 1.87g
  • Protein: 46.51g
  • Cholesterol: 215.98mg
  • Sodium: 912.99mg
  • Calcium: 104.26mg
  • Potassium: 850.67mg
  • Iron: 4.76mg
  • Vitamin A: 47.39µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.41mg
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