Mandie's Dinner Diner

April 14, 2011

Fried Tilapia

Filed under: Uncategorized — ruralmomof3 @ 6:41 pm

We absolutely love fresh Lake Michigan and Lake Huron Whitefish but by the time it comes to Indiana in it’s frozen state it’s just not the same. So, on our annual trip to the great white north (during the “not white” season- lol) we eat up that wonderfully awesome fish and try to bring plenty home for us to freeze ourselves. The result is nearly as wonderful as fresh caught! When we can’t get our hands on whitefish, I buy tilapia from the local grocery in the individually quick frozen packages. It is as close as we’ve found to our favorite. . . Tonight for supper this is what I made:

The recipe:

5 tilapia fillets, thawed and allowed to drain on paper towels
1 c. flour
1 c. crushed corn flakes (or bread crumbs, cracker crumbs, corn meal, etc)
1 c. milk

Once your fillet’s are thawed and patted dry, begin heating the oil you will use to fry them in. I do not deep fat fry but rather pan fry in a heavy layer of oil- I feel like I’m wasting less oil and hoping that they fish absorb less too! I heat mine on a med/high setting but on the lower side of med/high.

Then place your milk in a shallow dish- pie pans work wonderfully. Combine the flour, corn flakes and salt/pepper in another shallow pan. Dip your fish in the milk and then into the flour mixture. For extra crunch, repeat this a 2nd or even a 3rd time (you made need additional mix). As you dip these, lay them into the hot oil- I lay mine with the fat side to the center because the center is usually slightly hotter and they’ll cook more evenly. Fry them until each side is medium brown- check the largest fillet in the thickest section for doneness before calling them “done”. The fish should flake easy with no watery “stuff” and they should taste done (strange description, I know).


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