Pan Fried Tilapia
Tilapia is a great, inexpensive fish. However, after a while you have to become a little creative when cooking it. So one day I decided, what would it taste like if I dredged it in flour and pan fried it? Even further, what would happen if I made a carrot sauce to go on top? Well this was born, and it was actually tasty.
1 cup flour
1 tbsp kosher salt
2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
4 pieces tilapia
Take your tilapia and pat dry with a towel or a paper towel. Crack your eggs in a container that you can dredge your fish in. Take your flour and do the same. To the flour add 3/4 tbsp kosher salt and 1 tsp black pepper, along with the cayenne and paprika. Incorporate the spices with the flour well.
Add 1 tsp black pepper and 1/4 tbsp kosher salt to your eggs. Whisk together.
Take your fish and dredge in your egg mixture and then your flour mixture.
Take a cast iron skillet and place just enough vegetable oil in it to cover the bottom of the pan. Turn on medium heat.
Place your fish in the hot oil, and cook about 5 minutes per side, or until the fish begins to have a golden color. I broiled them in the oven an additional 2 minutes to get more brown and crispy.
For the carrot sauce, I had 1 cup of precooked carrots, a cup of chicken broth, salt, pepper, 1 tbsp sugar, 1/4 cup almond milk, 2 tsp Dijon mustard, and 1 tsp of Greek yogurt. I emulsified until smooth and topped it on the cooked fish.
This was surprisingly a good dish! If you have tilapia and don't know what to do, try this sometime!