Crispy Fried Tilapia Fillet
Learn Chef John’s tip on making crispy golden brown fried tilapia fillet. This dinner recipe makes tender tilapia fillet. that are full of flavor.
- 16 oz Tilapia Fillet
- 1 tbsp [Marinade] Salt
- 1 tbsp [Marinade] Lemon Pepper
- 1 tbsp [Marinade] Onion Powder
- 1 tbsp [Marinade] Garlic Powder
- 0.5 tsp [Marinade] Black pepper (to taste)
- 1 cup [Coating] Water
- 1 large [Coating] Egg
- 0.25 cup [Coating] Cornstarch
- 0.5 cup Panko bread crumbs
How to make
Simply cut the tilapia fillet into big pieces, just make sure the tilapia fillet is dry.
In a large bowl, mix tilapia fillets with all the marinade ingredients. Set aside for 1 hours.
Mix water and cornstarch.
Coat the marinated tilapia fillets with egg and cornstarch mixture.
Coat each tilapia fillet thoroughly with panko bread crumbs.
In a frying pan with heated oil, deep-fry the tilapia fillets at 300-350℉/150-180℃ at a time, 2 to 3 minutes on the first side. Flip and cook until the fillets are golden brown on the other side, 1 to 2 minutes.
Serve hot. Sweet Red Pepper Garlic Hot Sauce is the great dipping sauce for the fried tilapia fillets.