Serve with green veggies.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat coconut oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.

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  • Mix unsweetened coconut, coconut flour, and salt together on a plate.

  • Brush egg over each tilapia fillet. Press each fillet into coconut mixture until evenly coated. Gently toss between your hands so any coconut that hasn't stuck can fall away. Place the coated fillets onto a plate while breading the rest; do not stack.

  • Fry fillets in the hot oil until golden brown and fish flakes easily with a fork, 5 to 7 minutes per side.

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.

Nutrition Facts

340 calories; protein 28.9g 58% DV; carbohydrates 4.4g 1% DV; fat 23.5g 36% DV; cholesterol 180.5mg 60% DV; sodium 188.7mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (23)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2016
I really enjoyed this recipe. It was easy and simple. I noticed some said it was plain and others used flour instead of coconut flour. Well it's a paleo recipe so it's designed to be made without grains. This was my 1st opportunity to use my coconut flour. I thought it was the ingredient that made the dish. It just had such a nice texture & taste. I added cayenne as suggested by another but didn't taste much difference. I think users could experiment with spices they think goes with coconut. My son also enjoyed the dish. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/25/2015
Easy to make and quick I'd add some sort of spice to liven it up a little as the coconut flour makes it dry and bland. Of note the amount of coconut flakes needed is really half cup not 3/4 thats just a waste. Also you need about 2-3 heaping tablespoons of coconut oil to fry fillets to a crisp coating. Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
03/25/2015
Easy to make and quick I'd add some sort of spice to liven it up a little as the coconut flour makes it dry and bland. Of note the amount of coconut flakes needed is really half cup not 3/4 thats just a waste. Also you need about 2-3 heaping tablespoons of coconut oil to fry fillets to a crisp coating. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2016
I really enjoyed this recipe. It was easy and simple. I noticed some said it was plain and others used flour instead of coconut flour. Well it's a paleo recipe so it's designed to be made without grains. This was my 1st opportunity to use my coconut flour. I thought it was the ingredient that made the dish. It just had such a nice texture & taste. I added cayenne as suggested by another but didn't taste much difference. I think users could experiment with spices they think goes with coconut. My son also enjoyed the dish. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2014
My daughter helped and it was easy quick and wonderful. I just used regular flour though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2018
Perfect.serve with a mango lime jalapeno salsa. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2019
Really good recipe. I ended up baking these in the oven for 25 minutes. I used rockfish fillets sprayed with coconut oil first, dipped in egg whites (cholesterol healthy), and added some home made garam masala to the coconut flour mixture to spice it up a bit. Family loved it! I served curry potatoes on the side with some mango dip and cilantro yogurt dip. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2016
Very good! I used more coconut oil as needed and a bit less coconut than the recipe calls for. I added a heaping tablespoon of honey to the egg mixture and used salmon filets. We all loved the dish. Thank you for a good recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2014
Made for a paleo food swap at my gym and it got rave reviews - I'm not even a big fan of fish and I liked it quite a bit. Added a bit of extre salt and some pepper to the batter and definitely used more oil than noted adding more to the pan every time I added a new piece. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/07/2018
Oh dear what a sad way to waste ingredients. Followed recipe and struggled with coating that wouldn't stick and almost burned even though I kept a medium heat and watched the skillet like a hawk tucking more oil under the fish as it cooked. I'm a good cook and was embarrassed to serve it to my husband. (He liked it better than me.) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2018
loved it and bragged how good it was to my mom. today I'm making it for her! scrumptious. only note - i was about 2 eggs long so today I'll start with one! Melissa Read More
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