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Old 04-19-2008, 03:38 PM   #1
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Talapia - Panko or Plain Breadcrumbs? And other help needed

Okay, I've seen some threads and most say to fry talapia in bread crumbs. I have some panko bread crumbs, can I use those? Do I need to egg wash the fish first or just add some salt and pepper and seafood seasoning to the bread crumbs and roll the fish in it?

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Panko is perfect - season the panko with kosher salt, pepper, garlic powder, and I like to add some cornstarch to the mixture too. I also tend to over season a tad because the fish can be pretty bland.

If you want a Greek-type taste add some oregano and then make a topping of some chopped kalamata olives, feta cheese, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
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Old 04-19-2008, 03:41 PM   #3
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I, as well, have been turned onto Panko recently. They are great for fish, and Elfies mixture sounds good. I also like to add chili powder to the mix to kick it up sometimes.
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I, as well, have been turned onto Panko recently. They are great for fish, and Elfies mixture sounds good. I also like to add chili powder to the mix to kick it up sometimes.
Oh yes, and cayenne is nice too - not enough to make it hot though, unless that's what you want - oh, and some paprika, smoked or otherwise.
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love these crumbs, have used for fish, pork chops, and chicken. yum

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Duh! Forgot all about the Cayenne and paprika! Although, I am out of smoked paprika and DW (in her ignorance) got a huge container of generic powdered paprika!
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I love, love, love panko for frying...anything, especially fish. Makes a fabulous crispy covering.

I would recommend a light egg wash before dipping in the panko. Let the fish sit for about 15 minutes or so in the refrigerator before frying. You will be very happy with the results.

And, sweetie, try dipping pork chops in panko before frying. Yummylicious.
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I love, love, love panko for frying...anything, especially fish. Makes a fabulous crispy covering.

I would recommend a light egg wash before dipping in the panko. Let the fish sit for about 15 minutes or so in the refrigerator before frying. You will be very happy with the results.

And, sweetie, try dipping pork chops in panko before frying. Yummylicious.
Glad you filled in the rest of her question!! My mind went straight to recipes...
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Okay, so light egg wash, dip in seasoned panko crumbs, let sit for 15 minutes in fridge and then fry.

Stupid question. When I fry do I heat enough oil to cover the fish completely or just on one side.
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You can do just one side - otherwise you will have to add quite a bit. Make sure there is enough oil so you don't have to add more to fry the second side.

If you want to do it all at once just use a Dutch Oven and bring the oil to 375 degrees.
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