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parmesan panko crusted tilapia

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Debbie Bankston
Preston, GA

We love fish and tilapia is so good and easy to fix. The Parmesan cheese in the Panko adds a great change of flavor. Pairs well with the pan-grilled new potatoes and some seasoned green beans.

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If you prefer a milder fish, then tilapia is for you and we highly suggest trying this Parmesan-crusted recipe. Once pan-fried, the crust is very crispy but inside the tilapia is flaky. If you want to add more spice to the coating, add some Cajun seasoning or cayenne pepper. Serve with a side salad, for a lighter dinner.

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★★★★★ 3
serves 4
prep time 30 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For parmesan panko crusted tilapia

  • 4
    tilapia filets
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 c
    Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 1/4 c
    deli quality grated or shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp
    white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1
    egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon of water
  • vegetable oil

How To Make parmesan panko crusted tilapia

  • Drizzling lemon juice over tilapia.
    Wash the tilapia filets, drizzle the lemon juice over them and chill until ready to use.
  • Flour, corn starch, pepper, and ginger in a bowl.
    Mix the flour, corn starch, pepper, and ginger; set aside.
  • Panko and Parmesan cheese in a bowl.
    Mix the Panko and Parmesan cheese; set aside.
  • Egg and water whisked together.
    Whisk egg and water together in a shallow bowl.
  • Dipping tilapia in flour.
    Heat about 1-inch oil of your choice in a skillet. Drain excess juice from tilapia filets. Coat filet with flour mixture.
  • Dipping tilapia in the egg.
    Then dip into egg.
  • Pressing Panko into the tilapia.
    Then press into the Panko mixture.
  • Frying tilapia in a skillet.
    Place into hot oil and fry until golden brown on both sides.
  • Frying the other side of the tilapia.
    Takes about 3-5 minutes per side, depending on how thick the filets are.
  • Fried tilapia on a paper towel.
    Place fried tilapia on a paper towel once fried.

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