My mom makes a really great fish using saltine crackers as breading…I’m not sure where she got the original recipe from but she’s been making it for years and it’s really tasty! I’ve added Ritz crackers in there along with some fresh garlic, parsley & thyme to kick the flavor up even more. Heidi adapted Mom’s recipe too and shared her version, Baked Tilapia recently. Both of these recipes are a good way to introduce your kids to fish if you haven’t already done so…I generally serve this fish dish with Heidi’s Coleslaw. Fish and coleslaw always go so well together. This is a quick and tasty meal…
Parmesan-Cracker Crusted Tilapia
4 fresh tilapia fillets
6-8 saltine crackers
6-8 Ritz crackers
1/4 cup fresh parsley
1/4 cup fresh Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons fresh thyme
2 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon salt
fresh ground pepper (to taste)
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1-2 tablespoons canola oil
Place crackers, parsley, cheese, thyme, garlic, salt & pepper in a food processor. Process until smooth.
Pour cracker mixture into a shallow dish. Place eggs in another shallow dish. Dip each tilapia fillet into egg mixture then cracker mixture; coating thoroughly.
Heat oil in a large skillet and cook fillets about 3 minutes each side.
Serve with Heidi’s Coleslaw and enjoy a simply delicious meal!
I’ve shared this recipe on Tell ‘Em Tuesday. Go check out many more great recipes!