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Crispy Tilapia Recipe #47391

Crispy! Serve with tartar sauce. You can cut into small pieces before breading so the kids can eat like nuggets. You can also deep fry! Stays crispy for packing in a lunch or picnic!
3 lbs tilapia fillets, about 10
1/3 cup flour, for dusting fish
1 egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
salt
pepper
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
canola oil, to cover bottom of large pan

8-10 servings Change size or US/metric

16 minutes 10 mins prep

  1. Salt and pepper fish.
  2. Dust fillets with 1/3 cup of flour.
  3. Mix egg with buttermilk in one bowl.
  4. Mix flour, corn meal, baking soda and baking powder, Old Bay in another bowl.
  5. Dip all floured fish into egg then flour mixture.
  6. Heat oil medium-high in large pan.
  7. Fry, turning after 2 minutes on each side.
  8. Salt as soon as you take out of pan.
  9. Should be done in three batches.

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Hey Jude | my other reviews | e-mail me

***** This was my first tilapia cooking experience and it was very successful! I made this using just one pound of tilapia fillets. We LOVED the coating and I plan on mixing it in bulk to use as a quick, after-work method of cooking fish. The Old Bay was the key, I think....the scent of it brought my computer-gaming husband out of the basement to see what was going on! Tilapia is so plentiful and affordable these days so I'm planning on making this many more times. Thanks for posting this wonderful recipe Rita :) Oct 16, 2005

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Chef #234970 | my other reviews | e-mail me

***** This turned out just great! I did make one substitution, fresh toasted bread crumbs for the cornmeal. My wife, who really has to be convinced to eat fish went for seconds and really surprised me. I'll sure make this one again! Oct 15, 2005, 1 member found this helpful

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huberville | my other reviews | e-mail me

***** I have a number of tilapia recipes, and this one is my new favorite! The title is perfect as the crust is very crispy and crunchy. My husband and I thought it was delicious (and it takes alot for me to rate something as delicious). I will definitely be making this again, but with one small change: I won't salt after the fish comes out of the pan since it came out a tad too salty for us. Thanks for the great recipe, Rita L. Jun 22, 2004, 4 members found this helpful

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NYWill | my other reviews | e-mail me

**** This was very good. Nice and crispy. I didn't have any buttermilk, so I used half and half. It was very easy to prepare. Jun 20, 2004, 4 members found this helpful

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Nutrition Facts
Calculated for 1 serving (355g)
Recipe makes 8 servings
Nutrition Facts for some measurements or ingredients are not included in data below:
2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
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Calories 241
Calories from Fat 21 (8%)
Amount Per Serving %RDA
Total Fat 2.3g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.6g 2%
Polyunsat. Fat 0.7g  
Monounsat. Fat 0.6g  
Cholesterol 140mg 46%
Sodium 265mg 11%
Potassium 662mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 16.6g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 3%
Protein 36.2g 72%
Vitamin A 135mcg 2%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 12%
Vitamin B12 3.5mcg 58%
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Vitamin E 0mcg 0%
Calcium 180mg 18%
Magnesium 66mg 16%
Iron 3mg 17%
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