Rating: 4.23 stars
444 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 225
  • 4 star values: 133
  • 3 star values: 56
  • 2 star values: 21
  • 1 star values: 9

I wanted a simple everyday family meal. My entire family, including my 18-month-old, loves this tasty simple fish dish. Delicious!

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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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  • Place the bread crumbs in a bowl. In a shallow dish, mix the dressing mix and oil to form a paste. Coat the tilapia fillets with the paste, then dredge in the bread crumbs to lightly coat.

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  • Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Place the fillets in the skillet, and cook 5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and easily flaked with a fork.

Nutrition Facts

310 calories; protein 26.5g; carbohydrates 18.9g; fat 13.3g; cholesterol 47.2mg; sodium 950.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (447)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2007
My husband and I loved this recipe! I hate to be that annoying I-changed-everything-in-the-recipe person - but I did make a few changes. To the bread crumb/ranch mixture I added coarse ground pepper and crushed red pepper flakes (my husband is Cajun and loves hot food). We aren't fans of frying so we baked ours on 375 for 25-30 minutes. Will definitely be adding this to our dinner rotation. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/27/2007
Unlike other reviewers my breaded fillets were not at all crunchy. We also found it much too salty. We ended up scraping quite a lot of the breading off which was a shame as the first few bites were great. Thanks anyway. Read More
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444 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 225
  • 4 star values: 133
  • 3 star values: 56
  • 2 star values: 21
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2007
My husband and I loved this recipe! I hate to be that annoying I-changed-everything-in-the-recipe person - but I did make a few changes. To the bread crumb/ranch mixture I added coarse ground pepper and crushed red pepper flakes (my husband is Cajun and loves hot food). We aren't fans of frying so we baked ours on 375 for 25-30 minutes. Will definitely be adding this to our dinner rotation. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2007
This recipe was fantastic! I took the advice of a few others and changed it a little bit though. I dredged the fish in flour, then egg whites, then the breading mixture (bread crumbs & ranch mix only). And instead of frying it, I sprayed a baking dish with Pam and baked it. It turned out wonderfully. My boyfriend even rated it top 5 meals I've ever made! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2007
This was SOOO GOOD! And very easy and quick to make! The only thing I did differently was to bake it instead of frying. I baked at 400 for 25 minutes. The edges were a little too done so next time I'll only cook it for about 20 minutes. Oh and don't forget to coat your baking dish or it will stick. :) Definitely a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2010
You know, we liked these, but I can't give them five stars. I used about 3/4 of the ranch dressing package, and it was pretty strong; I was using flounder, which is maybe the mildest fish in the entire world, so that might have contributed, but I couldn't imagine using the whole package. I like the ranch breading idea, but I think next time I might try a different method - maybe people who are dredging the fish in milk first have the right idea. My oil-and-dressing mix never came close to anything like a "paste" (again, I didn't use the whole packet) and I didn't have enough for all of my fish. Anyway, though, good flavor - particularly for people who don't like fish. I baked at 375 for 10 minutes. Edit: I tried it again with tilapia, baked at 375 for 10 minutes. This time I mixed the dressing mix with the breadcrumbs and lightly brushed the filets with olive oil - delicious! Just the right amount of tang. I'm upping my review to 5 stars. Thanks! EDIT AGAIN: just printed out a copy of this to give to somebody else, and realized that I don't actually follow this recipe at all. My version is 5 stars, but I'm sending this one back to 4. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/27/2008
I just tried this recipe as a quick dinner tonight. I was alarmed at the sodium level so I altered the recipe a bit. I used 1 cup of finely crushed corn flake cereal instead of seasoned bread crumbs. Instead of making a paste I did a flour and egg wash prior to dipping in the corn flake/ranch mix then I baked at 425 for about 20 minutes until crunchy. The kids liked this "good crunchy" fish. Overall I'd make this again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/27/2007
Unlike other reviewers my breaded fillets were not at all crunchy. We also found it much too salty. We ended up scraping quite a lot of the breading off which was a shame as the first few bites were great. Thanks anyway. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2007
Very good. I used olive oil with ranch powder and crushed Ritz crackers. Turned out great. Husband is not big fish eater but told me to do this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2007
I haven't tried this recipe yet, but after reading most of the reviews, I will use low fat buttermilk instead of egg or oil. Not only will it enhance the ranch dressing it will be lower in fat. I know w/o trying this will be an excellent fish recipe. If I change my mind I will retract my review. I always use b'milk instead of egg for my recipes. I don't like the egg taste on my chicken or fish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/02/2007
The first time we had this type of fish my hubby destroyed it. So I was scared to try it again but we have soo much of it. I decided to try something myself. I found this recipe and it was great. I baked it instead of frying. I baked it at 425 for 20 minutes. Flipping it over and baking 20 more minutes. it was GREAT everyone loved this fish. Read More
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