Catfish Salad Sandwiches Recipe with Ricotta Cheese and Ranch Dressing

Catfish Salad Sandwiches

Catfish Salad Sandwiches Recipe with Ricotta Cheese and Ranch Dressing
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 10 minutes | Servings: 6


Catfish Salad Sandwiches
Catfish Salad Sandwiches

Catfish Salad Sandwiches are a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. This recipe combines the flavors of catfish, creamy ricotta cheese, and crunchy vegetables to create a satisfying and flavorful sandwich.


Catfish Salad Sandwiches have been a popular dish in the southern United States for many years. Catfish is a staple in southern cuisine, and this recipe puts a unique twist on the traditional fried catfish by turning it into a flavorful salad that can be enjoyed on a sandwich.


How to prepare

  1. Place the cheese and lemon juice in a blender.
  2. Cover and blend for approximately 30 seconds or until smooth.
  3. Combine the cheese mixture, fish, celery, dressing, salt, and pepper.
  4. Take 0.5 cup of the mixture and place it on each bun bottom, then add tomato and lettuce.
  5. Finish by topping with the bun top.


  • Add diced pickles or olives to the salad mixture for extra flavor.
  • Use Greek yogurt or mayonnaise instead of ranch dressing for a different taste.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to cook the catfish thoroughly before adding it to the salad mixture.

- You can use canned catfish or leftover cooked catfish for this recipe.

- Feel free to customize the salad mixture with your favorite vegetables and seasonings.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Catfish Salad Sandwiches with a side of coleslaw or potato salad for a complete meal.

Cooking Techniques

Be sure to thoroughly mix the salad ingredients to ensure that the flavors are evenly distributed.

- Toasting the hamburger buns before assembling the sandwiches can add a nice crunch.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use any type of white fish in place of catfish for this recipe.

- Cottage cheese can be used as a substitute for ricotta cheese.

Make Ahead Tips

The salad mixture can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days before assembling the sandwiches.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Catfish Salad Sandwiches on a platter with a garnish of fresh herbs or lemon wedges for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair Catfish Salad Sandwiches with a glass of iced tea or a crisp white wine for a refreshing meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover Catfish Salad Sandwiches in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Catfish Salad Sandwiches contains approximately 300 calories.


Each serving of Catfish Salad Sandwiches contains approximately 30 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Catfish Salad Sandwiches contains approximately 10 grams of fat.


Each serving of Catfish Salad Sandwiches contains approximately 20 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Catfish is a good source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B12, selenium, and phosphorus.


This recipe contains dairy (ricotta cheese) and fish (catfish).


Catfish Salad Sandwiches are a nutritious and satisfying meal option that is rich in protein and essential vitamins and minerals.


Catfish Salad Sandwiches are a delicious and nutritious meal option that is perfect for a quick and easy lunch or dinner. With a creamy ricotta cheese mixture, crunchy vegetables, and flavorful catfish, these sandwiches are sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

I vividly recall the moment I first laid eyes on this recipe for catfish salad sandwiches. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my dear friend, Mrs. Jenkins, at her cozy little cottage on the outskirts of town. Mrs. Jenkins was known far and wide for her culinary skills, and she had a knack for creating the most delicious dishes out of the simplest ingredients.

As soon as I stepped into her kitchen, I was hit with the mouth-watering aroma of fried catfish. Mrs. Jenkins greeted me with a warm smile and a twinkle in her eye. "I have a special treat for you today, dearie," she said, as she handed me a plate piled high with crispy catfish fillets.

I took a bite of the catfish, and my taste buds danced with delight. The fish was perfectly seasoned and cooked to golden perfection. "Mrs. Jenkins, this is incredible!" I exclaimed. "How did you make it so delicious?"

She chuckled, her eyes crinkling at the corners. "Oh, it's nothing special, dearie. Just a little bit of love and a secret ingredient or two."

I begged her to share the recipe with me, and after much pleading, she finally relented. She handed me a tattered old notebook filled with handwritten recipes, and pointed to a page titled "Catfish Salad Sandwiches."

I eagerly copied down the recipe, taking note of every detail and secret ingredient that Mrs. Jenkins had used. As I read through the instructions, I could hardly contain my excitement. This was a recipe that I knew would become a staple in my own kitchen for years to come.

After bidding Mrs. Jenkins farewell and thanking her for her generosity, I hurried home to try out the recipe for myself. I gathered all the necessary ingredients, including fresh catfish fillets, mayonnaise, celery, onion, and a few special seasonings that Mrs. Jenkins had recommended.

I started by frying up the catfish fillets, just as Mrs. Jenkins had shown me. The kitchen filled with the familiar scent of sizzling fish, and I knew that I was on the right track. Once the catfish was cooked to perfection, I flaked it into a bowl and added the chopped celery and onion.

Next, I mixed in the mayonnaise and seasonings, carefully tasting and adjusting until the flavors were just right. The mixture took on a creamy texture, with hints of tangy and savory flavors that melded together beautifully.

I toasted some bread and piled on the catfish salad, creating a sandwich that was bursting with flavor and texture. As I took my first bite, I closed my eyes and savored the moment. The crispy catfish, creamy salad, and crunchy vegetables all came together in perfect harmony, creating a symphony of flavors that danced on my palate.

I knew then and there that this recipe was a keeper. It was a dish that brought back memories of my time spent with Mrs. Jenkins, and it was a testament to the power of friendship and shared culinary experiences.

From that day on, catfish salad sandwiches became a staple in my kitchen. I shared the recipe with friends and family, passing on the delicious tradition that had been gifted to me by Mrs. Jenkins. Each time I made the sandwiches, I thought of her and the special bond that we shared over a love of good food and good company.

And so, whenever I make catfish salad sandwiches, I am reminded of that warm summer day in Mrs. Jenkins' kitchen, and I am grateful for the gift of friendship and culinary inspiration that she bestowed upon me.


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