Nadine's Delicious Tilapia Recipe -
Nadine's Delicious Tilapia Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Nadine's Delicious Tilapia

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"My kids love making and eating this super-easy fish recipe. Add Parmesan cheese to breadcrumb mix for something a little different."

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Original recipe makes 1 1/2 pounds tilapia Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Beat the egg and soy sauce together in a bowl.
  2. Gently press the tilapia pieces into the flour to coat; shake off the excess flour. Dip each flour-coated piece into the beaten egg mixture and then press into bread crumbs. Gently toss between your hands so any bread crumbs that haven't stuck can fall away. Place the breaded tilapia onto a plate while breading the rest; do not stack.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the breaded tilapia in the vegetable oil until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side.
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  • Editor's Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 13, 2010

Excellent fish, crusty and not at all greasy! I added parmesan cheese to the bread crumbs, and cooked in 1/2 sesame oil and 1/2 vegetable oil. I'll definitely make this again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 08, 2011

It was okay.

Jan 06, 2011

is was so quick and easy to make and very tasty! I loved the light crispy coating. It was not greasy at all. I didn't even have soy sauce and it was still delicious. I added some garlic powder, Lawry's Seasoned Salt and some pepper. I was in such a hurry to make dinner I didn't read where it said to cut the tilapia into 2-inch pieces. I just heated the oil and dipped the whole fillets in flour, egg and the bread crumbs. I just added a few extra minutes until the fish flaked easily with a fork. Next time I will try with the soy sauce, but I loved this without it. Thanks for a delicious and easy recipe!

Jul 21, 2010

While this was on overall good dish, I was expecting to taste more of the soy. I really did not taste the soy that much. I made some salad dressing with soy and toasted sesame seed oil and drizzled over the fish. Next time I make this I will add a bit of sesame seed oil into the soy / egg mixture for a bit more of a kick. Good dish though. It made for a nice lunch today.

Feb 01, 2012

Great dish!! I did not cut into pieces. Cooked stovetop in EVOO. I used flavored croutons and crushed them in a bag for my 'bread crumbs'. Added salt to the flour and Garlic Powder and Garlic Salt, Pepper and Itailian Season to the bread crumbs. NOTE - pat the fish dry before putting in flour. Flour will hold to the better and hold the crumbs better!

Sep 01, 2011

Super easy dish, my family loved it! I added sesame oil to the soy sauce egg mixture and it came out fantastic! served with mini yukon gold potatoes and veggies!

Nov 29, 2010

My husband and kids liked it - I thought it was so-so. For me, it needed a little something.

Aug 09, 2011

This was great! I agree that the soy wasn't prominent but I didn't care. Used Mahi and darn if this didn't taste just like fried chicken. :). Had to make seasoned breadcrumbs. Panko, seasoned salt, pepper and parsley. Kids loved it and I will make this again!!


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  • Calories
  • 400 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.8 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 109 mg
  • 36%
  • Fat
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 42.6 g
  • 85%
  • Sodium
  • 1523 mg
  • 61%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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