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How To Cook Tilapia

Updated on October 5, 2009
Tilapia is a white meated farm raised fish that is so delicious. Try it fried , baked , grilled or steamed. No matter how you cook it you'll find its one of the most delicious fishes ever.
Tilapia is a white meated farm raised fish that is so delicious. Try it fried , baked , grilled or steamed. No matter how you cook it you'll find its one of the most delicious fishes ever.

How To Cook Tilapia

Tilapia is a fish native to Africa that is now raised on fish farms all over the United States and more and more people are now discovering this wonderful tasting fish. Tilapia is now widely available in US supermarkets where it can quite often be purchased either whole or in fillets. And you will find that this delicious tasting fish can be cooked either fried , broiled , steamed or grilled. And I'm sure that if you think about it you can probally come up with some other ways to cook Tilapia.

Its taste is one of the better tasting of all the fish species I have tried and some people say it tastes similar to flounder. It really does especially deep fried fillets and below is a really simple recipe for deep fried tilapia.

You will want a couple of 4-6 ounce fillets for each person. Just follow the below simple recipe for deep fried tilapia.

1. 2 Tilapia Fillets For Each Person.

2. 2 Cups of Self Rising Flour.

3. 1 Cup Of Self Rising Cornmeal.

4. 1 Teaspoon Salt.

5. 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper.

6. 1 Teaspoon Paprika.

7. 2 Large Eggs.

8. 2 Cups Milk.

9. Home Deep Fryer With Deep Fryer Set At 350 Degrees.

You want to mix your flour , corn meal , salt , pepper and paprika in a plastic bag. Beat your eggs and milk in a medium size bowl until it is very well mixed. Place your tilapia fillets in the milk/egg mixture and then into the flour mixture in the bag and shake well. Now place the fish back into the milk/egg mixture and back into the flour mixture being sure to double bread each tilapia fillet. Place your double breaded fillets onto a tray or plate and place in the refrigerator for one hour before you deep fry your tilapia fillets a couple at a time in your preheated 350 degree pre heated home deep fryer. Drain your fried tilapia on paper towels to let it drain well.

For a really tasty treat try adding 2 tablespoons of finely ground pecans to the flour mixture. They must be ground very fine.

Serve your deep fried tilapia with cole slaw , french fries , and hushpuppies for an original southern fish fry that you and your family or friends are sure to enjoy. You may also want to offer tartar sauce with your tilapia.

So if you make this really delicious recipe for deep fried tilapia post a comment below and let us know how your deep fried tilapia turned out for you. How did you like it. What did you think about the flavor.

Deep Fried Tilapia Is So Delicious. Post Your Comments Below Now.

How did your deep fried tilapia fillets turn out. How did you like it. Post a comment and let us all know. Also post your tips , suggestions , and questions.
How did your deep fried tilapia fillets turn out. How did you like it. Post a comment and let us all know. Also post your tips , suggestions , and questions.

Please post your tilapia questions , comments , tips and suggestions below now. How did you like the flavor.

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    • crazyhorsesghost profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Byers 

      8 years ago from East Coast , United States

      You fry your tilapia until it is golden brown and crunchy. At this point it will be done on the inside.

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      Godfather 

      8 years ago

      You never stated how long to fry the Tilapia filets in the deep fryer @ 350 degrees ...

    • crazyhorsesghost profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Byers 

      9 years ago from East Coast , United States

      It is a great recipe for deep fried tilapia. We love it with the fine ground pecans added to the flour mixture. It is really delicious.

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      Sylvia Van Velzer 

      9 years ago from Hawaii

      This is yummy! Some restaurants here in Hawaii feature this fish, altho it competes with Butterfish and Mahi-Mahi. I love your recipe, i will share it with my daughter who does our cooking!

    • crazyhorsesghost profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Byers 

      9 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Yes I have had whole tilapia both deep fried and steamed and I love it steamed to. I had it steamed whole at a local Vietnamese Restaurant and it was wonderful. I will be doing more hub pages on tilapia. I have even stocked my pond with some of the live fish and they are doing well.

      And thanks emievil for the comment. It is appreciated.

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      emievil 

      9 years ago from Philippines

      I love tilapia. Truth be told, I thought that is a Filipino word. It's only now that I found out it's called the same in the US. I like it steamed. There's also another way to cook this - what the restaurant (where I ate the same) called it Butterfly Tilapia. =)Thanks for featuring this food Crazyhorseghost.

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