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Fried Tilapia Fish

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  • 4-6 Tilapia fillets
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Breading:

  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • 3 Tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasonings
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 teaspoons black pepper


  1. Wash each of the fillets, set aside.
  2. Mix together the breading ingredients, place in medium shallow dish.
  3. Heat oil in fry pan on medium heat.
  4. Beat eggs in bowl.
  5. Dip each fillet (both sides), one at a time, in egg wash.
  6. Carry over to breading dish, and dip each side in flour mixture. Make sure the breading covers the fish completely.
  7. Check to make sure the oil is hot enough for frying (remember wooden spoon trick).
  8. Fry Tilapia for 3-5 minutes on each side, depending on thickness.

I like to use 2 spatulas when I flip them over. Less chance of them falling apart.

Yield: Serves 4 people

Recipe courtesy of Brad, from Brad Can Cook

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  1. I love a good breading, they are hard to find. This one goes great with the tilapia and I may even try it on cod. Nice!

  2. Jackie k says:

    I really ejoyed cooking this recipe

  3. Diana says:

    Thanks for the recipe, can’t wait to try it.

  4. Mary K says:

    Even thought I cut the recipe in half because I only had 3 fillets, there was WAY too much breading leftover.

    Taste was good, though

  5. Sharon Marquardt says:

    Even though there was enough breading for another batch, the flavor was wonderful and I will use this recipe again. I used the two spatula tip too and it worked for me…Thank’s