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Many people batter their fish with heavy batters. Not our family. This cornmeal crust allows all the wonderful flavors and textures of a good white fish to shine through. No bulky, greasy batters for me.


Pan Fried Tilapia

  • 6 fillets of tilapia or other delicate white fish
  • 1 cup plain white cornmeal (NOT the mix!)
  • Spices to taste (salt, pepper, cayenne, garlic, etc.)
  • Oil for frying
  • Cast Iron Skillet

On a plate, cover each side of the fish with a decent coating of the cornmeal and spices. Fry in hot oil until flaky. Serve with Black Pepper and Caper Tartar Sauce. Serves 4.