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.
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.
Substitute any thin white fish fillet for tilapia