Catfish Cakes Recipe In-Fisherman Online Staff This Catfish Cakes Recipe is crunchy on the outside and flavorful on the inside. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources offers this delightful and easy-to-fix catfish dish Yield: 12 (2-inch) catfish cakesPrep time: 10 minutesCook time: 15 minutesIngredients: 2 catfish fillets (approximately 1 pound each), diced 1 egg 1 tablespoon lemon juice ⅓ cup finely chopped onions ⅓ cup finely chopped green peppers ¾ cup pancake mix Salt and pepper Oil for fryingDirections: In a large bowl, mix together fish, onion, and green pepper, adding desired amounts of salt and pepper. Mix whisked egg and lemon juice to the fish mixture. Add pancake mix and form the mixture into 2-inch patties. Fry the patties in heated oil until browned on both sides. Patties can also be baked for 10-15 minutes at 400 degrees, then broiled. Get Your Fish On. Plan your next fishing and boating adventure here.