Parmesan Breaded Tilapia

You asked for seafood and you got it! We went with tilapia as Erin wanted flounder and it was much more expensive than the tilapia. Apparently they have similar tastes, thanks Google! I eyeballed all the ingredients really for seasonings, I apologize. The lemon I put in as optional, but I would say it definitely helped flavor the fish a bit more. I would strongly recommend including it. Erin is forcing me to watch Gossip Girl, plz send help.

olive oil
All-purpose flour
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
Grated Parmesan cheese
Creole Seasoning
Ground black pepper
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Ground paprika
Cooking Spray
2 (6 ounce) tilapia fillets
Lemon (optional)


Step 1
Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

Step 2
Line an 11-17-inch baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly spray with cooking spray.

Step 3
Mix milk and creole seasoning in a shallow bowl. Place flour in a separate shallow bowl; set aside.

Step 4
Whisk together panko bread crumbs, Grated Parmesan cheese, Creole Seasoning, Ground black pepper, Garlic powder, Onion powder, and Ground paprika. Put into Ziploc bag.

Step 5
Mix bread crumb mixture with olive oil, then shake bread crumbs. Repeat oil and shaking a couple more more times to lightly moisten crumb mixture.

Step 6
Gently press tilapia fillets into the flour to coat, and shake off the excess flour.

Step 7
Dip the fillets into the milk mixture.

Step 8
Place all the fillets into the resealable plastic bag; seal bag and shake to coat fish with bread crumb mixture.

Step 9
Arrange tilapia on prepared baking sheet, make sure to spray baking sheet with cooking spray.

Step 10
Bake in the preheated oven until the fish is easily flaked with a fork, 20 to 25 minutes. Ours took about 25 minutes.