Leslie Holt Recipe

Almond Crusted Tilapia

By Leslie Holt 2holts

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Leslie's Story

This recipe calls for almonds, however I have used pecans and actually like the taste better.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Even those of you not too keen on fish may just love this one! Tilapia is a very light fish and the breading of crushed almonds and Parmesan makes this a simply delightful entrée.  Go on, give it a try!


1 tsp
lemon pepper
1 tsp
garlic pepper
1 c
ground almonds
1 c
grated parmesan cheese
tilapia fillets
1/4 can(s)
all purpose flour, for dusting
6 Tbsp
salt to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

Beat the eggs with the lemon pepper and garlic pepper until blended; set aside. Stir together ground almonds with 1 cup of Parmesan cheese in a shallow dish until combined; set aside. Dust the tilapia fillets with flour, and shake off excess. Dip the tilapia in egg, then press into the almond mixture.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook tilapia in melted butter until golden brown on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Reduce heat to medium, and season fillets with salt if desired. Sprinkle the tilapia with the remaining Parmesan cheese, cover, and continue cooking until the Parmesan cheese has melted, about 5 minutes.
Transfer the tilapia to a serving dish, and garnish with parsley springs and lemon wedges to serve. Enjoy!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Carla Davis Makeitagain
Aug 19, 2013
I made six large tilapia filets last night with this receipe. It was amazing!!! I used the pecans. The filets were nice and brown and crispy, and moist. I used the garlic and lemon pepper and it gave them a great flavor. I believe this is the best fried fish I have ever eaten. Yummy!!!! I warmed a piece the next day in the oven at 400 degrees for 10 minutes and it tasted just like I had made it fresh. I will definitely make this again! :)
Pam Burke southern_gal
Mar 7, 2013
Patricia Baskin NannaPat
Feb 22, 2013
Since I'm attempting to lose weight, I plan to use Egg Beaters and olive oil instead of butter. Sounds wonderful. Thanks so much.
Robin Flowers Deniserf
Feb 22, 2013
Why are the calories not listed?
Jaime Kositzke jaimekositzke
Jul 20, 2011
Sounds yummy!