These homemade fish tacos are THE BEST. Tilapia fillets are breaded in a cornmeal crust and pan-fried to create delicious and crispy fish tacos. Serve with your favorite tortillas and toppings and enjoy!
6, 3oztilapia filletsthawed if using frozen fish (size is approximate)
1/3Cneutral oil + additional as needed*
Tortillas and desired toppings for serving
Mix together cornmeal and seasoning on a dinner plate and set aside
Pat thawed tilapia fillets dry with a paper towel
Press each fillet into the cornmeal mixture to create a thin and even coating on each side. Move the fillets around to also cover the edges. Set breaded fillets aside.
Place ~1/3 C of oil into a large skillet to create an even, thin layer across the entire bottom of the pan. Heat over medium-high heat until a small drop(s) of water sizzles
Cook 2-3 fillets at a time until golden brown on each side and internal temperature is at 145°F (~2mins per side)*
Break fillets into smaller pieces and serve with your favorite tortillas and toppings
*Neutral oil options: canola oil or vegetable oil are the oils we generally use when making these fish tacos. You could also use grapeseed oil, or another neutral oil of your choice.*To keep prepared fish warm as you continue to cook the remaining fillets, place cooked fillets onto a baking sheet lined with paper towel or oven-safe cooling rack and into the oven heated up to 170°F.*The nutrition facts for this recipe were calculated without a shell/tortilla or toppings as these will vary widely based on personal preference