Lemon Pepper Tilapia (Or Catfish)

"You can purchase lemon pepper at in any grocery store in the spice section, it's also great on veggies and steaks too but really brings out the flavor on fish ;-)"
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Ready In:
6 fish fillets


  • 1 12 cups flour
  • 12 cup cornmeal
  • 12 teaspoon garlic powder (or to taste)
  • 12 teaspoon salt (I use 1 teaspoon season salt)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten (you might need 3 eggs)
  • 6 tilapia fillets (or use catfish)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 -3 tablespoons oil (more if needed)
  • lemon slice, sliced thinly (optional)


  • In a shallow dish combine flour, cornmeal, garlic powder, salt, and lemon pepper until well combined.
  • Place the eggs in a shallow dish.
  • Dip fish fillets into the eggs then dredge in the flour/cornmeal mixture until well coated.
  • Heat butter with oil in a large skillet.
  • Add in the fillets and fry until brown on both sides.
  • Place the fish on a serving platter and top each fillet with 2 to 3 lemon slices if desired.
  • Delicious!

Questions & Replies

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  1. This is a very tasty way to cook tilapia! (and easy!!) The lemon pepper I use has no salt in it. Make sure salt is NOT an ingredient in yours, because 1 tablespoon might be too much. (or omit added salt). Fish had a nice crispy coating, and browned nicely. Thanks for what will become a regular dish here!
  2. Excellent, flavorful, and family loved. One of the best recipes for breading. Keeping this one for sure.
  3. Very good and tasty!
  4. This is so yummy! I cut the recipe down to serve 2. I do think that there was way to much flour mixture. So next time I plan to cut that down even more. This is nice and crisp on the outside while being tender and moist on the inside. A great flavor of lemon. We squeezed the lemon on top. Just yummy! Thanks for posting.
  5. The first time I made this I started preparing without realizing I had run out of lemon pepper. I substituted ginger, served it over couscous, and it was great! Very easy to make, and tasty!



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