Breaded Pan Fried Tilapia

Pan Fried Tilapia
Pan Fried Tilapia (With Panko Crumb). Diana Rattray
  • 16 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 6 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
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Serve this flavorful tilapia with french fries, roasted potatoes, or rice, along with your family's favorite vegetables. Steamed broccoli or green beans are excellent choices.

What You'll Need

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup fine dry breadcrumbs, or panko crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • Dash leaf thyme
  • Dash ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • 6 to 8 tilapia fillets
  • 1/3 cup Creole mustard or a spicy brown mustard
  • 1/3 cup light mayonnaise

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. If using panko crumbs, put them in a food processor with the seasonings; process until the bread crumbs are quite fine.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the mustard and mayonnaise; generously coat tilapia fillets with the mixture then coat with bread crumbs.
  4. Fry the coated tilapia fillets in the hot oil in a single layer, turning carefully after about 3 to 4 minutes. Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes longer, or until cooked through and lightly browned.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 266
    Total Fat 17 g
    Saturated Fat 2 g
    Unsaturated Fat 7 g
    Cholesterol 5 mg
    Sodium 447 mg
    Carbohydrates 26 g
    Dietary Fiber 5 g
    Protein 4 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)