Rating: 5 stars
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

In Wisconsin, the "Friday Fish Fry" is a time-honored tradition. This deep-fried tilapia is my family's way of bringing it home.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 fillets
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Season fillets with salt and pepper. Dust with 1/3 cup of flour.

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  • Beat buttermilk and egg in a bowl. Combine remaining flour, cornmeal, seafood seasoning, baking powder, and baking soda in another bowl. Dip all flour-dusted fillets into egg mixture, then into seasoned flour mixture.

  • Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large frying pan or deep fryer. Fry fillets, working in batches if needed, until golden, about 2 minutes on each side. Season again with salt as soon as your take them out of the pan or fryer.

Cook's Note:

Fillets can also be cut into nugget-size pieces for kids.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

214 calories; protein 26.1g; carbohydrates 15.1g; fat 4.7g; cholesterol 60.7mg; sodium 512.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (1)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2020
Made as written and I really liked the coating on this. It was flavorful and held its crisp. Tilapia is a bit on the sweet side and not my preferred fish but I can't wait to try this on catfish this summer. Read More
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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2020
Made as written and I really liked the coating on this. It was flavorful and held its crisp. Tilapia is a bit on the sweet side and not my preferred fish but I can't wait to try this on catfish this summer. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2020
OMG soooo good!! I put these in my little deep fryer and wow! The kids fought over every one! Made a cilantro lime slaw to go with it. Amazing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2020
Wow. I followed the recipe exactly and boring tilapia never tasted so good!! Read More
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