Do you like fried food? Well I do, but I don't like working it off at the gym. Panko bread crumbs really make this dish. They are located in the grocery store where you find normal bread crumbs. One box costs around 3-4 dollars, but you can get multiple meals out of the one box.
I like to change it up once in awhile instead having either beef or chicken, I will occasionally go the fish route. This recipe is simple, and it taste like it's fried, but it's baked. With just a few ingredients, you can have yourself a winning meal.
Talapia will go on sale from time to time. If it is under 3 dollars a pound, load up on it. I have the meat guy put it into packages of 3 fillets, so that I can remove a package from the freezer, and it is the right serving for my family. It is a very mild fish, and cooks in like 10-15 minutes. Served w/ a side of veggies/salad, and rice, and you will impress anyone! This recipe if for 4 fillets, but can be adjusted for your quantity. This breading concept can be used for any type of meat...cooking times will vary.
1-2 eggs (depending on how many you are doing, one egg for 4 fillets is usually enough)
Panko Bread Crumbs
Salt and Pepper
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Create a breading station, with 1/2 c. flour on one plate, wisked eggs on another plate, and panko bread crumbs on the last plate. Only use 1/2 c. bread crumbs at a time, so that you don't waste any, adding more to the plate when nessesary. Season flour w/ 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. pepper, and 1 tsp garlic powder. Salt and pepper talapia fillets liberally. Dredge fish in flour first, shaking off any excess, then egg, then bread crumbs. Make sure fish is completely covered. Place breaded fish on a sheet pan, and continue the process for the rest of the fillets. Spray each breaded fillet liberally w/ cooking spray. (This helps it get golden). Cook fillets in preheated over for 10-12 minutes. If bread crumbs have not become golden, place them under the broiler for a minute. ENJOY!