We served it with a potato/onion/string bean stir fry that was also great. The cost breakdown is as follows:
2 pieces of catfish - $1.00 (frozen bag of 10 catfish filets was $5.00)
1/2 cup cornmeal and additional spices for breading - approximately 50 cents
2 baking potatoes - 15 cents (10 lb bag was 97 cents)
1/4 onion - 20 cents
4 ounces of string beans - 25 cents (97 cents a pound)
2 green onions - 20 cents
1 Tablespoon cilantro - 5 cents, maybe?
Total cost - approximately $2.35
- 2 catfish filets
- 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1 teaspoon each, of onion powder, garlic powder, & thyme
- salt & pepper to taste
- 2 baking potatoes, chopped into large pieces
- 1/4 onion, sliced thickly
- 4 ounces string beans, cut in half
- garlic powder, salt & pepper to taste
- 2 green onions, sliced
- 1 Tablespoon chopped cilantro
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine cornmeal, onion powder, garlic powder, thyme, salt & pepper in a shallow dish or large plastic bag. Coat catfish on both sides with cornmeal mixture, shaking off the extra, and place in lightly greased baking dish.
2. Add 1 tablespoon oil to large nonstick skillet. Heat on medium-high. Add potatoes to pan, and sprinkle with garlic powder, salt and pepper. When potatoes have a golden color on both sides, reduce heat to medium.
3. Put catfish in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, until fish is flakey. Meanwhile, cover the potatoes, and cook for an additional 7-10 minutes until tender, stirring occasionally.
4. In last 5 minutes of potato cooking, add onions to pan. Cook until onions are softened, about 3 minutes. Add string beans and continue cooking until all vegetables are soft and tender.