One weekend, I was at H-Mart and saw that tilapia fillets were on sale for $2.99/lb. I immediately jumped on the opportunity for fish and got two fillets. Unfortunately, at checkout, the cashier charged me $4.99/lb for the fillets, and I did not spot that until I go home. So much for getting a good deal.
Anyway, I don't like to handle my fish extensively when I cook, because less is more when fish is concerned. Whole fishes get steamed, but I enjoy pan frying fillets so they get some nice coloration (and taste) going - maillard reaction!
Ingredients (4 servings)
- 2 fillets, cut into halves
- 2 + 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (I used Italian breadcrumbs)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Rub 2 tablespoons of cooking oil over your tilapia fillets.
- Pour the breadcrumbs onto a plate, place the tilapia fillets on the plate of crumbs and lightly pat the crumbs onto the fillet.
- In a heated skillet, 2 tablespoons of cooking oil (more if needed) and place the breaded tilapia fillets into the skillet.
- Fry on one side for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the underside is golden brown.
- Flip and fry the other side for another 1 to 2 minutes, until golden brown.