Pan-fried Tilapia

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: I’m just a simple Irish lass at heart and I cannot count how many times I’ve made this dish. I make this all the bloody time yet I’m just now posting it here. This is one of my favorite weeknight staples because it’s fast, cheap, and so satisfying.

Pan-fried Tilapia

Best Way to Cook Tilapia

Best Way to Cook Tilapia

Pan-fried Tilapia
Fried tilapia with salad on top – delicious!

My pan-fried tilapia is crispy on the outside and delicate on the inside. Tilapia is such an underrated fish. It can go from zero to hero in a hurry and it thaws quickly – another weeknight bonus! I like it smothered with homemade tzatziki sauce, fresh chives from the garden, and a squeeze of lemon juice. It’s great served with rice, veggies, potatoes, and salad.

Pan-fried Tilapia

Pan-fried Tilapia
2 large tilapia filets
1/4 cup flour
Pinch dried oregano
Salt, pepper
1 egg, beaten
2/3 cup bread crumbs
Serving suggestion: Tzatziki, lemon, and chives

  1. Dredge tilapia in 1/4 cup flour mixed with a pinch of dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Shake off excess flour.
  2. Dip tilapia in beaten egg.
  3. Dredge in bread crumbs until fully covered.
  4. Fry over medium heat in a tablespoon or so of butter and olive oil until golden, about two to three minutes. Have patience – you only want to flip it once!
  5. Carefully flip and fry until golden, another two to three minutes.
  6. Serve with tzatziki sauce, fresh chives, and lemon slices.

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  1. 😋 this looks delicious! I love tilapia. Yes, so easy and cheap! We have tilapia at least once a week. Ill have to try your recipe!

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