Yes, we all love crab cakes, but we are also well familiar with the expense tied to the ingredient list to make enough to feed an entire family. If that is what keeps you from indulging in a succulent crab cake dinner, I implore you to give these Catfish Cakes a whirl. At between $2.99 and $4.99 per pound for catfish nuggets (meaty chunks of catfish that end up in the "oops" bin while fileting), they are every bit as moist, succulent and tasty as crab cakes, but at a fraction of the price.
1. Preheat oven to 375º
2. Place catfish on baking sheet and cook 18 minutes until flaky.
3. Remove from oven and let cool.
5. Flake cooked and cooled fish with fork as shown below.
7. Gently form into five or six patties of equal size, and place in hot oil over medium heat. Cook approximately 5 minutes per side, until golden brown and heated throughout.