tilapia parmesan

This was a wonderfully simple and delicious meal. Just like chicken parmesan the tilapia is lightly breaded then served with an easy tomato cream sauce. We had it over noodles and it was delicious!

Ingredients:

recipe adapted from eatingwelllivingthin.com

1 1/3 c. favorite spaghetti sauce

2 garlic cloves, minced

3 tbls. half & half

2 4-5 ounce Tilapia fillets

1/2 c. flour

1/2 tsp. Kosher salt

1/2 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper

1 egg, beaten

1 1/2 cups Panko crumbs or Italian breadcrumbs

Preparation:

In a medium sauce pan, over medium-low heat, bring the sauce and garlic to a simmer.  Stirring occasionally, allow to cook until reduced by half.  The sauce will become dark red and thick.  Stir in the cream and heat through.  Keep warm.

Rinse and dry the tilapia fillets and set aside.

In three pie plates or shallow dishes, place the flour, salt and pepper in one, the beaten egg in another, and the crumbs in the third.  Coat each fillet with the flour mixture, dip in egg until covered, and then press on the crumbs.

Heat  a frying pan on medium to medium-high heat until very hot.  Add a little olive oil and fry the fish for 3-4 minutes on each side until crispy-golden and fish flakes easily with a fork.  Remove to a platter and spoon the sauce over.  Garnish with Parmesan.

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