• Crispy Breaded Tilapia With Classic Tartar Sauce

    20 minutes
    Amount Per Serving: Calories 410; Fat 29g; Cholesterol 150mg; Sodium 660mg; Carbohydrates 10g; Protein 28g; Fiber 1g
    There's nothing better than fried fish! That's especially true if the finished result is a golden brown fish filet with a crispy, crunchy crust and a tender and flaky inside. This gets more delicious if served with a classic tartar sauce for dipping.
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    • 4 skinless tilapia fillets
    • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
    • 2 tablespoons minced red onion
    • 2 tablespoons sweet/dill pickle relish
    • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
    • 1 tablespoon chopped capers
    • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
    • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
    • 2 large eggs
    • 2 cups fresh white breadcrumbs
    • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
    • Vegetable oil for the pan
    • 1 large lemon, cut into wedges


    • Preheat the oven to 200°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminium foil.

    • While the oven heats, prepare the tartar sauce. In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, red onion, pickle relish, parsley, capers, and lemon juice. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use.

    • In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, red onion, pickle relish, parsley, capers, and lemon juice.

    • Spread the flour on a large piece of parchment paper. In a shallow bowl, beat the eggs. Spread the breadcrumbs on another large piece of parchment paper.

    • Season the tilapia fillets with salt and pepper.

    • Dip a fillet first in flour to coat, shaking off the excess. Dip in the egg and then place into the breadcrumbs to coat, pressing to help the coating adhere.

    • Using a fork, lift the fish from the breadcrumbs and roll it in the crumbs to coat the other side.

    • Pour the oil into a large, heavy ovenproof skillet until it registers about 1-3/4″ deep. Heat the skillet over medium-high heat until a small drop of batter sizzles and deep-fries when dropped in.

    • Add the fish in batches and cook until golden brown on all sides, 3-5 minutes.

    • Transfer the fish to a baking sheet and keep warm in a 200-degree oven.

    • Serving Suggestions: Serve the fish with the tartar sauce on the side. Serve immediately with lemon wedges too.

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