Timber 2 Table - Crispy Buffalo-Style Catfish Sandwich with Slaw and Blue Cheese Recipe

Kick up your fish sandwich with this crispy Buffalo-style catfish topped with slaw and blue cheese crumbles.

Crispy Buffalo-Style Catfish Sandwich with Slaw and Blue Cheese Recipe

20 Min

Prep Time

20 Min

Cook Time





Buffalo sauce coats crispy fried catfish fillets in this crowd-pleasing recipe. A bit of Cajun spice in the catfish dredge pairs nicely with the spicy sauce. Top the fish with a serving of creamy cole slaw to cool things back down. For even more flavor, we like to sprinkle on a few blue cheese crumbles over the slaw.

Pile the catfish on a nice bun and top with creamy cole slaw and blue cheese crumbles.


3 pounds of catfish fillets

2 cups fine cornmeal

1 cup flour

2 tablespoons Cajun Seasoning

2 cups buttermilk

2 cups Buffalo Wing Sauce (use your favorite or make your own with this recipe)

Prepared creamy cole slaw

4 ounces blue cheese crumbles


1 qt peanut oil for frying

Cooking Instructions

Heat the oil to 350 degrees.

While the oil heats, blend the cornmeal, flour, and Cajun seasoning in a shallow dish. Dip the fillets in buttermilk, then dredge in the cornmeal blend. Move the dredged fillets from the cornmeal to a wire rack to rest while you dredge the remaining fillets. The resting period allows the crust to set on the fillet, helping it to stay on the fish during the cooking process.

Dip the catfish fillets into the buttermilk, then into the seasoned corn meal mixture.

Transfer each batch to a wire rack while the remaining catfish cooks.

Drain the crispy catfish on a wire rack while you continue frying the next batch.