Friday, March 11, 2011

Oven-Fried Tilapia

This recipe is a definitely a family favorite.  As soon as these tilapia come out of the oven, my family drags chairs to the counter and hovers like vultures.  So, get your family in the kitchen and cook this easy dish together for a delicious Lenten treat!
Oven-Fried Tilapia

4 tilapia fillets, wash and dry
1/2 onion, julliene
rice oil
garlic powder
2 C Rice Chex
  1. Line a jellyroll pan with aluminum foil.  If you do not have a jelly roll pan, you may also use a glass casserole dish just be sure to grease well with rice oil before beginning step 2.
  2. Spread onion on bottom of oven safe pan.  Drizzle with oil.
  3. Sprinkle one side of fillets with garlic and salt.  Place on top of onion and salt. 
  4. Flip fillets over and sprinkle with salt and garlic powder to taste.
  5. Place rice chex in a large plastic bag and crush until they reach a bread crumb-like consistency.
  6. Add 1/2 T salt and 1 T garlic powder to the bag and mix.
  7. Sprinkle mixture over the top of each fish to create a small mound.  Drizzle topping with oil.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees for 40-50 minutes.
  9. Allow to cool slightly.  Using a large spatula, transfer the fish to a serving plate. 
NOTE 1:  Catfish, trout or bass fillets would also probably work well.

NOTE 2:  While these are best eaten straight from the oven, I think that they could be frozen.  To reheat, you would sprinkle them with the Rice chex mixture and reheat them in ta 400 degree oven.

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