Tilapia With Onion Crust

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Kathy228

Tilapia fillets breaded with a crumb mixture of carmelized onions and fresh herbs. The onions add a sweet flavor to the crust.

Top Review by Bergy

Instead of frying the onions I used ready fried onion flakes mixed with Panko crumbs. I didn't dip them in egg just pressed the crumbs into the fish. The fish I chose was Capensis, similar in flavor to Tilapia. It may sound like I made a lot of changes but the recipe really was bascically the same and immensly enjoiyed.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 34 lb tilapia fillet
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons herbs, chopped fine
  • 1 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • olive oil (for frying)


  1. NOTE: Use any fresh herb such as basil, sage, rosemary or a combination.
  2. Heat the oil in a heavy pan, add the onion and fry until caramelized (brown).
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the bread crumbs and herbs.
  4. Add the caramelized onions to the crumb mixture and combine well.
  5. Sprinkle the fish with salt and pepper.
  6. Dip fish into the beaten egg, then into the crumb mixture and pat lightly to help crumbs adhere to fillet. I usually refrigerate the breaded fish for 15 minutes or so, but this is just my preference.
  7. Pan fry in olive oil til crust is golden and fish is of desired doneness, about 5 minute per side.
  8. Serve with your favorite side dish. I like mine with plain steamed basmati rice and cold sliced cucumbers.

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