Friday, March 19, 2010
We really enjoyed this quick, easy, pan-fried Tilapia recipe. It's from Simple and Delicious magazine, which by the way, is an accurate description of this dish. It is indeed simple and delicious. The breading was tasty and crispy. I could see it applied to other types of fish, chicken, or even pork chops. Start to finish, this dinner took less than 30 minutes. I might have even had it ready in 20. I'll have to check my stop watch. : )
You just need to set up the breading stations: flour, then egg, then a mixture of crushed butter crackers, Parmesan cheese, and salt.
Dredge the tilapia in flour.
Take it for a dip in the egg.
Coat with the cracker/Parmesan mixture.
I forgot to take a picture of the part where I cooked it. Ooops. It wasn't tricky. While I was setting up the breading stations, I heated 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet. Then I transferred the fish to the skillet and fried for 4-5 minutes on each side.
They turned out perfectly golden brown and crispy.
Mmmmm. Flaky too...
I would definitely make this again, especially in a time crunch.
Parmesan Crusted Tilapia from Simple and Delicious Magazine
4 Servings Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers (about 10 crackers)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tilapia fillets (5 ounces each)
2 tablespoons Crisco® Pure Olive Oil
•Place flour and egg in separate shallow bowls. In another shallow
bowl, combine the crackers, cheese and salt. Dip fillets in the
flour, egg, then cracker mixture.
•In a large skillet, cook fillets in oil over medium heat for 4-5
minutes on each side or until golden brown and fish flakes easily
with a fork. Serve with lemon wedges. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts: 1 fillet equals 287 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 125 mg cholesterol, 440 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 31 g protein.
To download or print this recipe click here!