Parmesan-Crusted Tilapia Recipe
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Parmesan-Crusted Tilapia Recipe

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You won’t have to fish for compliments when this is the catch of the day! Christi McElroy — Neenah, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers (about 10 crackers)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tilapia fillets (5 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Lemon wedges

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 287 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 440mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (1g sugars, trace fiber), 31g protein


  1. Place flour and egg in separate shallow bowls. In another shallow bowl, combine the crackers, cheese and salt. Dip fillets in the flour, egg, then cracker mixture.
  2. In a large skillet, cook fillets in oil over medium heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with lemon wedges. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Parmesan-Crusted Tilapia in Simple & Delicious March/April 2010, p24

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jul. 7, 2015

"loved this crispy crust"

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

"sounds delicious but has too much fat."

Reviewed Aug. 19, 2013

"I love this recipe! I have never been able to cook fish very well. I always seemed to over cook the fish. This recipe is super easy and delicious! Can't wait to make the recipe again!"

Reviewed May. 17, 2013

"Very good! My husband loved it very much!"

Reviewed Jul. 12, 2012

"a big hit with my 4 and 6 year old and my sneaky husband! Tasty and very easy!"

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