Crispy Tilapia

Nuvita Biscuits

Crispy! Serve with tartar sauce. You can cut into small pieces before breading so the kids can eat like nuggets. You can also deep fry! Stays crispy for packing in a lunch or picnic! A major importance in artisanal fishing in Africa and the Levant, and are of increasing importance in aquaculture around the world.


  • 3 lbs tilapia fillets, about 10
  • 1/3 cup flour, for dusting fish
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons mixed seasoning (is a blend of  herbs and spices which consists of  mustard, paprika, celery seed, bay leaf, both black and red pepper, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, cardamom, salt, and ginger.
  • canola oil, to cover bottom of large pan


  1. Salt and pepper fish.
  2. Dust fillets with 1/3 cup of flour.
  3. Mix egg with buttermilk in one bowl.
  4. Mix flour, corn meal, baking soda and baking powder, Old Bay in another bowl.
  5. Dip all floured fish into egg then flour mixture.
  6. Heat oil medium-high in large pan.
  7. Fry, turning after 2 minutes on each side.
  8. Salt as soon as you take out of pan.
  9. Should be done in three batches.



Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Jeff on Mar 18, 2013

    If you’re from Southern CA, chances are you have eaten at a Clearman’s Northwoods Inn Steakhouse. They have the BEST salads. I found a copy cat recipe online for their buttermilk blue cheese dressing. Here are the basic components…

    2 cups buttermilk
    2 cups sour cream
    dash of salt
    6 cloves of garlic
    6 tablespoons of blue cheese

    Well, I made the dressing and it was VERY runny. I thought maybe if it set overnight it would thicken up. No luck. It is still runny as ever. Is there anything I can add that will work as a thickening agent but not alter the flavor?

  2. posted by Michael K on Mar 21, 2013

    what is a good type of fish to use a batter and fry like fried chicken basically?
    sorry didnt mean to put fish twice on the title

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