Pan-Fried Tilapia

Even though I cook everyday, I still find that I get in a rut with food sometimes and I need inspiration. This seems to be the week where that’s happening. So, I went to the supermarket yesterday and just walked around. I let the food inspire me.

When I walked past the fish counter, the tilapia looked so fresh and so good. So I picked it up without having any thoughts about what I would do with it, paid and walked out of the store. Even when I got home, I still didn’t know what I would do with it so I thought maybe I’ll just keep it simple and pan-fry it. I haven’t done that with tilapia in a long time, so this is my healthier take on a fish fry.

Pan-Fried Tilapia

  • Servings: 3-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 cup flour, any kind
  • 1/2 parmesan cheese
  • Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper
  • Everything but the bagel seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon, sliced thin
  • Salad, to serve (optional)


  1. In a shallow dish, combine flour, parmesan cheese and seasonings.
  2. Dredge both sides of each piece of tilapia in the flour mixture and pan-fry in oil in a large cast-iron or non-stick skillet for about 4 minutes per side, or until fish is flaky. img_3134
  3. Top with lemon slices and serve immediately over a salad!img_3136 

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