Savta’s Favorite Breaded Tilapia

Recently, my parents came to visit.  I prepared dinner for them upon their arrival. Deciding what to prepare was simple.  My mother loves fried tilapia and she cannot find kosher fresh tilapia in her hometown.  It is one of dishes that my mother looks forward to when she comes to visit.  For me, it is one of those simple dinners that takes almost no time to prepare and is always well-received.


breaded tilapia in pan


4-6 Tilapia Fillets



1-2 eggs, mixed well

your favorite seasoned bread crumbs



Prepare three breading plates: one with flour, one with egg and one with bread crumbs.  I usually use Pyrex pie plates for this task.


Place each tilapia fillet in flour, then egg and then generously coat with bread crumbs.

Heat 1 inch of oil in a large nonstick pan until barely sizzling. Carefully add fish to hot oil, being careful not to crowd the pan.  Cook over medium to medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Using a spatula or tongs, carefully flip the  fish over and continue to cook about 3 more minutes.  Gently place on paper towels until cool.


breaded tilapia on paper towels



Substitute any thin white fish fillet for tilapia



tilapia with arugula salad


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