How To Cook Tilapia
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.