Hubs and I love fish and are always looking for new ways to prepare it.
I was excited to stumble across this recipe on The CookMobile and can say that this will definitely now be a staple in our house. The fish stays nice and moist, but the exterior is incredibly crunchy. Best of all…this only takes about 20 minutes from start to finish. Perfect for a busy weeknight!
2 Tilapia filets
1/2C. Japanese panko bread crumbs
1/4C. Parmesan cheese (of course, I used soy Parm.)
1/8t. Red pepper flakes
1/2t. Flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
1/8t. Granulated garlic
1 Egg, beaten
Salt and Pepper
Season filets lightly with salt and pepper. Set aside.
In a bowl, combine panko bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, granulated garlic, red pepper flakes and chopped parsley.
In another bowl, dredge fish in flour and then, in another bowl, dip in beaten egg. Finally, roll in bread crumbs to fully coat.
In a pan, heat enough oil for deep-frying, a round 1-inch high. Fry breaded fish until golden brown and flakes easily. Drain on paper towels and serve hot with dressing of choice.
As an alternative to deep-frying, lightly brush melted butter on a oven-proof dish, arrange fillets on a single layer, drizzle top with additional melted butter, and bake at 400 degrees until golden brown and flakes easily. You can also pan-fry these tilapia filets in 3 to 5T. oil, around 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
Husband Rating – 4.5 out of 5 – “Very tasty!”