Pan-frying sets the coating and gives this usually mild-tasting fish a browned, crunchy crust and rich flavor. Fresh breadcrumbs make all the difference in the coating; learn how to make them in less than 30 seconds with bread you already have on hand. The classic tangy tartar sauce and a squeeze of lemon adds a final flavor boost.
Tilapia can be a bland fish but this recipe made perfect use of its pale flavor and firm flesh. I substituted panko for the bread crumbs and it was excellent. Tender fish and crispy and tasty surface. I've been looking for a simple but flavorful way to cook tilapia for a long time -- thank you!!
I did not have any breadcrumbs so I crushed up a sleeve and a half of Ritz crackers. This recipe was simple and taste great!
I used Trader Joes spicy tartar sauce, so I can't vouch for that part of the recipe. But the fish I can say came out great. I don't really ever fry anything, though could see myself repeating this recipe easily
Easy to make and very tasty! I typically don't like tartar sauce but I made it anyway. So glad I did - so much better than store bought. Definitely will make this again.
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