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parmesan panko crusted tilapia

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon 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.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
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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