Hello and good morning, afternoon or evening to you! Hope you had a wonderful weekend everyone. I have a great, very easy and quick dinner recipe for you today. This is a recipe that has been in my archives for a long old while…with a really terrible picture attached to it. It really needed a face lift! It’s also one of our standard healthy/light dinner choices. Since it’s January and we are eating a bit lighter, I thought I would post it here again for all for all of us to enjoy. (With new pictures….thank goodness!) Sometimes a little re-do can be a good thing.
1. Cut your Talapia fillets in half with a pair of kitchen scissors.
2. Combine the flour and the salt in a 9×9 baking dish. Dredge the fish in the flour. Place them on a cookie sheet and put them in the freezer for about 10 minutes. This really helps the flour stick to the fish.
3. Beat the egg with the water until nice and frothy. Put it in a shallow baking dish.
4. Dredge the pieces of fish in the egg and then the Italian bread crumbs.
5. Heat a large skillet up and add your olive oil. When the oil is nice and hot add your fish. Over medium high heat, let it get all nice and golden brown on one side and then turn them over. If you don’t have enough oil in the bottom of the pan, they won’t get that nice golden color. Add a little bit more oil to the pan when you turn the fish over if you need to.
6. After you turn the fish over, turn the heat down to medium and put the lid on. This will trap the heat in, and allow the inside of the fish to cook. It should only take about 5-8 minutes for this to happen.
7. When the fish is browned on both sides and flakes easily with a fork it is done. Don’t over cook. Fish can tend to get rubbery and dry really quickly. That doesn’t sound great, does it?
Serve with some nice Rice Pilaf and Tartar Sauce. We love to eat it with a REALLY fabulous, VERY delicious vegetable on the side. Come on back tomorrow and I’ll show you just what it is…..bet ya can’t wait!