I really want to serve my family more fish. Fish is not my very favorite food IF I am being honest. I am working through this. I have made a few fish flops. No good. It happens.
So, my kids were nervous when I said “fish” was on the menu. My husband was happy. I was going. to. eat. it too!
No need to be nervous. This was a good dish. The kids said “mom, can this be the only fish dish you make?”
BE sure to use Panko bread crumbs. You can use regular bread crumbs BUT you will not get the “crispy” coating that makes this really good. Panko bread crumbs are Japanese style bread crumbs. They are fabulous.
Crispy Oven Baked Tilapia
4 tilapia filets
2/3 c. flour
salt & pepper
1 c. Panko bread crumbs
1/2 tsp. paprika
good dash of garlic powder
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
You will need 3 bowls, wide enough to dip the fish in.
Drizzle a 9″ x 13″ pan with olive oil, spread around.
In 1 bowl, put the flour and salt & pepper (mix together). In the 2nd bowl, put the eggs ~ beaten a bit. In 3rd bowl, put the Panko, paprika, garlic powder and Italian seasoning (mix together).
Dip the tilapia filets in the flour, then egg, then Panko.
Place the fish on the olive oil coated pan. Bake @ 450° for about 12-15 minutes, till fish is flakey and cooked through.