Crunchy Oven Fried Tilapia Recipe

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Crunchy Oven Fried Tilapia Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on October 03, 2023

Enjoy the crispy goodness of fried tilapia without the deep frying! This recipe for crunchy oven fried tilapia will satisfy your cravings for a crunchy and flavorful meal. The tilapia fillets are coated with a mixture of bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and spices, then baked in the oven until golden and crispy. Serve it with a side of lemon wedges and tartar sauce for a complete and delicious meal. It's an easy and healthier alternative to traditional fried fish.


  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • Lemon wedges, for serving
  • Tartar sauce, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. In a shallow bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Dip each tilapia fillet into the melted butter, then coat it with the breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere the crumbs to the fish.
  4. Place the coated fillets on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through and the coating is crispy.
  6. Serve the crunchy oven fried tilapia with lemon wedges and tartar sauce.
  7. Enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Tilapia is a popular fish due to its mild flavor and versatility in cooking.
  • This oven fried version provides a healthier alternative to traditional deep-fried fish.
  • The combination of breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and spices gives the fish a delicious crunchy texture.
  • Pairing the tilapia with lemon wedges and tartar sauce adds a tangy and refreshing element to the dish.