Pan fried Tilapia

July 03, 2020
Pan fried Tilapia


1 cup all-purpose flour

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. onion powder

1 tsp. chili powder

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

4 (6-oz.) tilapia filets

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

2 Tbsp. canola or vegetable oil, divided

2 Tbsp. cilantro leaves, for garnish

Lime wedges, for serving


* In a large bowl, whisk together flour, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, and cumin. Whisk to combine.

* Season tilapia filets generously with salt and pepper, then dip each in flour mixture, shaking off any excess flour. Place on a clean plate or baking sheet.

* In a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add 2 filets and cook 3 to 4 minutes per side, until crust is golden and fish flakes easily with a fork. Repeat with remaining filets.

Serve immediately with cilantro and lime wedges. (Lena Abraham)