Catfish & Potato Hash for Two

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Hash isn’t just for corned beef. It’s also great made with catfish—or other flaky white fish. Any ham adds flavor to the hash, but we think a higher-quality smoked ham will give you the biggest flavor-bang for your buck. Serve with a poached egg on top and a green salad.

"I really liked this recipe, though did make a few adjustments: onion instead of scallion and a tablespoon of ketchup at the end added some extra crunch and a touch of sweetness. "
Catfish & Potato Hash for Two

Makes: 2 servings

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  • 1 small russet potato
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 8 ounces catfish fillets, patted dry and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 4 scallions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup diced ham
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons whole-grain mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 lemon wedges


  1. Poke several holes in potato and microwave on High until cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes. Cut the potato in half and set aside; coarsely chop when cool enough to handle.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 1/2 teaspoon oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add catfish and cook, stirring often, until just cooked through and opaque, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate with a slotted spoon and discard any liquid in the pan. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil, bell pepper, scallions and ham and cook, stirring, until the vegetables are soft, about 4 minutes.
  3. Return the catfish to the pan along with the chopped potato, mustard, salt and pepper. Continue to cook, stirring gently, until combined and heated through, about 2 minutes more. Serve with lemon wedges.


Per serving: 291 calories; 14 g fat (3 g sat, 7 g mono); 63 mg cholesterol; 17 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 24 g protein; 2 g fiber; 521 mg sodium; 731 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (80% daily value), Vitamin A (25% dv), Potassium (21% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 starch, 3 lean meat, 1 fat

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