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Crunchy Catfish Tacos with Tequila Creamed Corn

Crunchy Catfish Tacos with Tequila Creamed Corn are the ultimate southern taco. Crispy fried catfish nuggets combine with a wonderfully delicious creamed corn in a floured tortilla for a fun take on fish tacos.

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword fish tacos, Seafood
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 403kcal


Tequila Creamed Corn

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen corn
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tequila
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pickled jalapenos
  • salt and pepper


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup club soda
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 3 cups panko crumbs
  • 1 pound catfish fillets, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • vegetable oil


  • 8 small flour tortilla
  • shredded lettuce
  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • crumbled queso fresco cheese, optional


  • Melt butter in a large nonstick pan. Add onion, bell pepper and corn and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook 1 more minute.
    Add tequila and heavy cream and cook until slightly thickened, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Stir in green onion, cilantro, and jalapenos. Remove from heat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl stir together flour, salt, and baking powder. Whisk in club soda and hot sauce until smooth.
  • Place Panko crumbs in a shallow dish.
  • Coat catfish in the batter and then press into Panko crumbs.
  • Heat 1 inch oil in a Dutch oven. Fry catfish in batches for about 1 to 2 minutes per side. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Place a damp paper towel over tortillas and microwave for 25 seconds to soften.
  • Fill tortillas with shredded lettuce, catfish, and creamed corn and serve with sour cream and salsa.


Calories: 403kcal