Breaded Pan Fried Tilapia

Pan Fried Tilapia
Diana Rattray
Ratings (10)
  • Total: 16 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 6 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
266 Calories
17g Fat
26g Carbs
4g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 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

Steps 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 breadcrumbs are quite fine.

  3. In a small bowl, combine the mustard and mayonnaise; generously coat tilapia fillets with the mixture then coat with breadcrumbs.

  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.