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Jeannie's Kickin' Fried Fish

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"This was one of those recipes I created when I was cleaning out my spice cabinet! Everyone asks me for this recipe!"
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40 m servings 265
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Beat the egg with milk in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, roasted onion flakes, garlic, blackened seasoning, crushed red pepper flakes, black pepper, and sea salt.
  2. Dip a tilapia fillet into the egg mixture, then press gently into the crumb mixture on both sides; set the coated fillet onto a plate. Repeat with remaining fillets; refrigerate the coated fillets for about 15 minutes to help set the crumbs.
  3. Heat the olive oil and butter in a cast-iron frying pan over medium heat. Lay the fillets into the skillet, and pan-fry until golden brown on each side, about 3 minutes per side. The fish should be opaque and flaky underneath the coating. Remove and drain fillets on paper towels.


  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the egg, milk, and breading ingredients. The actual amount of these ingredients consumed will vary.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 265 calories; 11.1 12.4 27.8 95 535 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Instead of frying, I drizzled with butter, sprayed with pam and and baked in 400 degree. tasted awesome with less calories

Most helpful critical review

tilapia is a baking fish, not a frying fish. its also a tank cleaning fish. I made this and threw it out after researching the fish. bass are raised in a tank, sold on market. tilapia are added...

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Instead of frying, I drizzled with butter, sprayed with pam and and baked in 400 degree. tasted awesome with less calories

A hit! I'm not the biggest fish fan and have nothing but praise for this easy recipe. I cooked this tonight using Panko crumbs to which I added Italian seasoning. Everything else was per the rec...

This was DELICIOUS. I happened to have every single ingredient in my pantry and it turned out amazing. I followed the directions exactly. Thanks so much! I will definitely be adding this recipe ...

Today I tried this recipe and it was good. I did not have the roasted onions flakes, so I substituted with Mrs. Dash onion and herb seasoning, I also added 1tsp of parsley flakes. I the place th...

Very yummy! I followed the recipe exactly and will make this again. Next time I may try a little hot sauce in the egg and milk to spice the fish up even more. I used Haddock and it does cook ver...

I made some changes....I used panko bread crumbs instead of the regular Italian bread crumbs. I added the juice of one lemon to melted butter, drizzled it on top and baked it (as suggested by a...

As written, the coating tends to flake off easily. try mixing the salt and pepper with 1/2 cup of flour and coat the fish in this, shake off excess before dipping in egg mixture, again let exces...

This was just excellent. Never considered bread crumbs before, so this was a nice surprise. The only changes I made was regular bread crumbs, but added in the classic Italian herbs and left ou...

very good. nice crust.