Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Bacon-wrapped Catfish


It’s time for Karen’s Killer Fixin’s! Over the years, I’ve filled two 4-inch, 3-ring binders with my own creations as well as recipes my family and friends were willing to share with me. I simply love to cook and want to share that love with my readers. So every Friday, I share one recipe I think you and your family might enjoy. It might be a main course recipe. A cookie or baked item. Candy. Salads. Whatever strikes my eye and fancy…which today is BACON-WRAPPED CATFISH!

I used to fish a lot (long time ago) and loved catching catfish because the meat is solid and not fishy. However, I haven’t been fishing in forever so I have to get my “catch” from the freezer section at the grocery store. Fresh or frozen, this recipe is a treat. How can you go wrong with BACON?! Yeah, yeah, I know I have a problem. Everything’s better with bacon. 🙂 Still, next time you get some catfish in your kitchen, you might want to give this one a try.

I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy eating!


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[Serves 4]

3 catfish fillets (1-½ lbs.) cut crosswise on the diagonal into eight 3-oz pieces
6 T. cornmeal
2 T. flour
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. ground pepper
4 slices bacon, halved crosswise
1 T. olive oil

Mix cornmeal and flour in small bowl. Sprinkle catfish with salt & pepper; then dredge in cornmeal mixture. Wrap a bacon strip around the middle of each catfish piece. Heat oil in large non-stick skillet. Sauté catfish, turning once, until bacon is crisp and catfish opaque, about 6 minutes.

NOTE: My other “go to” ingredient (besides bacon) is to brush crushed garlic on both sides of the catfish, then add the salt and pepper. It’s such a mild fish, though, that you might be sparing with the garlic. Just garlic to your taste! 🙂

Happy Eating!

4 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Bacon-wrapped Catfish”

  1. Who would have thought…fish wrapped in bacon. This sounds really good! I love fish and I love bacon. I never thought of them together.

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