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Pan Fried Tilapia

Here's a fast and easy recipe for any type of freshwater fish. Serve with coleslaw, pan fried country potatoes, or macaroni and cheese


6 fillets frozen Tilapia 
1 egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons dried parsley
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon lemon pepper


Thaw frozen fillets in cool water. In shallow bowl, whisk together egg and buttermilk. Set aside. On a large plate, combine cornmeal, flour, parsley, salt, and lemon pepper. Mix well. In large skillet, heat enough oil to cover the bottom of pan. Dip each fillet in buttermilk mixture, and then dredge in cornmeal. Pat excess into fillets and place in hot oil. Repeat for each fillet. Cook on medium high heat for 2-3 minutes until a golden crust forms. Turn over and cook another 2 minutes until both sides are done. Serve with tarter sauce if desired.


Tarter Sauce:
1/3 cup salad dressing (like Miracle Whip)
1 tablespoon sweet relish
1/2 teaspoon horseradish 


In small bowl, combine ingredients and serve with fish. Click here for a printable version of this recipe.