Buffalo-Style Catfish Strips with Ranch Dressing Recipe

The inspiration for this appetizer is buffalo chicken wings. I breaded and baked catfish strips, then drizzled them with a spicy sauce. If you don’t like spicy foods, omit the hot pepper sauce.

Buffalo-Style Catfish Strips with Ranch Dressing Recipe

How To Make Buffalo-Style Catfish Strips with Ranch Dressing

Try these crispy catfish strips with buffalo sauce and ranch dressing for a tangy ad savory dish that you won't be able to resist.

Prep: 10 mins
Chill Time:: 1 hr
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 1 hr 25 mins


  • 1 lb catfish fillets, cut into ½-inch strips
  • cup hot sauce
  • cup cornflakes, coarsely crushed
  • 2 pcs egg whites, lightly beaten, large
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • tsp ground black pepper
  • cooking oil

For Ranch Dressing:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup buttermilk, or sour cream
  • 1 tsp green onions, or chives, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp dried parsley, minced
  • ¼ tsp dried dill
  • tsp garlic powder
  • tsp onion powder
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste

For Serving:

  • vegetable sticks


  1. Combine all your ingredients for the dressing, season with salt and pepper.

  2. Cover and set aside in a chilled area. Allow the flavors to develop, for at least 30 minutes.

  3. Prepare your breading station. Add the flour, garlic and onion powders, paprika, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl. Stir to combine.

  4. Place the egg whites and cornflakes in separate bowls.

  5. Combine the hot sauce and Worcestershire in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer remove from heat.

  6. Add butter and swirl until evenly incorporated. Set aside.

  7. Dredge the fish strips in the flour mixture, dip in egg whites, and coat in cornflakes.

  8. Deep fry for 3 minutes or until golden brown. strain.

  9. Drizzle the hot sauce mixture over the fish strips once they're finished. Serve together with vegetable sticks and ranch sauce.


  • Sugar: 1g
  • :
  • Calcium: 22mg
  • Calories: 196kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 43mg
  • Fat: 14g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g
  • Potassium: 255mg
  • Protein: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 574mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 228IU
  • Vitamin C: 10mg
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