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Deep-Fried Tilapia

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"In Wisconsin, the "Friday Fish Fry" is a time-honored tradition. This deep-fried tilapia is my family's way of bringing it home."
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20 m servings 214
Original recipe yields 10 servings (10 fillets)


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  1. Season fillets with salt and pepper. Dust with 1/3 cup of flour.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

Per Serving: 214 calories; 4.7 15.1 26.1 61 513 Full nutrition

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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 ...