Make breaded tilapia that is low carb and healthy for you. This is a simple recipe for gluten free breaded fish. I used fresh tilapia fillets that I bought in bulk. I then made three batches of this recipe to freeze for later use. Even if you don’t have a large family like I do, it still saves a lot of money to buy in bulk. It’s very easy to prepare your own low carb gluten free breaded tilapia recipe. You’ll get larger portions of fish and save yourself a lot of money, especially if you buy in bulk like I do. Just prepare a large batch of the breaded tilapia recipe and then freeze meal sized portions in zip lock bags for future use.
You can also buy frozen tilapia filets as well if you cannot find fresh ones. The only added step you need to do when buying frozen is to pat them dry with paper towels after they have thawed.
Otherwise you will have a hard time getting your breading to stay in place.
The low carb breaded tilapia recipe is fried in a preheated pan with olive oil at high heat (around 350-375 degrees Fahrenheit) for 5-7 minutes a side.
This is a grain free low carb breading that is naturally gluten and corn free. It’s also dairy free, but it does contain nuts, however.
Our kids love this recipe. I like it because it’s much healthier than most gluten free breaded tilapia recipes. There’s no rice flour, corn flour, or other low nutrient alternative to wheat in this recipe.
Ingredients for Gluten free Breaded Tilapia Recipe:
1 large egg, whisked
1 cup Almond meal
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon parsley
1/4 teaspoon white pepper (more if you like it spicy)
Directions for Gluten free Breaded Tilapia Recipe:
Scramble up one raw egg with a whisk. Don’t cook it, though! Then set it aside in a wide shallow bowl. In a separate bowl mix the breading and seasoning together. One at a time, dip the fish fillets in the egg then roll them into batter. Be sure to coat them heavily. If you are freezing them, just place five small or three large fillets into a quart-sized zip lock baggie and place them in the freezer.
When you are ready to cook the breaded tilapia recipe, preheat a large frying pan that is well-coated with olive oil at a medium high heat (about 350-375 degrees Fahrenheit). That’s also about one third of the dial on a cooker knob (ie: ours is numbered from 1-10 and we fry our fish between 5 or 6). Cook each side 5-7 minutes. If your fish does not turn a golden brown color, then turn up the heat slightly until it does.
Note: If you are buying in bulk (as some do from Costco) you will need to triple this recipe in order to coat all the fish in the bulk package.
When you decide to prepare the previously made breaded tilapia recipe, just thaw them out in the refrigerator for a few hours first. I usually do it the night before, but it’s not necessary to thaw that long.