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Tilapia With Onion Crust

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“Tilapia fillets breaded with a crumb mixture of carmelized onions and fresh herbs. The onions add a sweet flavor to the crust.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 34 lb tilapia fillet
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons herbs, chopped fine
  • 1 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • olive oil (for frying)


  1. NOTE: Use any fresh herb such as basil, sage, rosemary or a combination.
  2. Heat the oil in a heavy pan, add the onion and fry until caramelized (brown).
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the bread crumbs and herbs.
  4. Add the caramelized onions to the crumb mixture and combine well.
  5. Sprinkle the fish with salt and pepper.
  6. Dip fish into the beaten egg, then into the crumb mixture and pat lightly to help crumbs adhere to fillet. I usually refrigerate the breaded fish for 15 minutes or so, but this is just my preference.
  7. Pan fry in olive oil til crust is golden and fish is of desired doneness, about 5 minute per side.
  8. Serve with your favorite side dish. I like mine with plain steamed basmati rice and cold sliced cucumbers.

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