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Betty’s Deep-Fried Tilapia Fish Bites

Betty’s Deep-Fried Tilapia Fish Bites
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Betty demonstrates how to make Deep-Fried Tilapia Fish Bites. These are tasty fish bites that are seasoned and dipped into panko bread crumbs before frying. Great for children!

NOTE: If you do not feel comfortable with frying in hot oil, please do not use this recipe.

Deep-Fried Tilapia Fish Bites

1 pound tilapia fish fillets (I used frozen fillets, which I thawed in the refrigerator and cut into bite-sized squares while still slightly frozen. You may use a different type of fish, if you prefer.)
1 cup milk
1 cup panko bread crumbs
½ tablespoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon onion salt
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt
peanut oil for deep-frying

Place the tilapia squares in a single layer in a shallow dish. Pour milk over squares. Cover with plastic wrap and chill 1 hour. (If the milk doesn't cover the fish completely, rearrange fish every 15 minutes, or so. Combine panko bread crumbs, ½ tablespoon seasoned salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, ¼ teaspoon onion salt, and ¼ teaspoon garlic powder in another shallow dish. Let fish squares stand at room temperature 10 minutes. Remove from milk, and discard milk, allowing excess to drip off. Discard milk. Sprinkle fish squares with ½ teaspoon salt. Dredge fish squares in panko bread crumb mixture, shaking off excess. Pour peanut oil to depth of 1 inch in a medium-sized pot. Heat to 350 degrees. Fry fish squares, in batches, a very short amount of time, just until golden brown. Drain on wire rack over paper toweling. Serve immediately, while hot! I served mine along with Tart and Tangy Tartar Sauce, Surfin' Seafood Sauce, Sweet Potato Fries, Cabbage-Carrot Salad with Dressing, a refreshing lime-flavored drink, and Lemon Pound Cake with Blueberry Sauce, all of which you can find in Betty's Kitchen. I hope you enjoy this meal! –Betty ♥♥♥♥♥

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Betty's Deep-Fried Tilapia Fish Bites

Betty demonstrates how to make Deep-Fried Tilapia Fish Bites. These are tasty fish bites that are seasoned and dipped into panko bread crumbs before frying. Great for children!

NOTE: If you do not feel comfortable with frying in hot oil, please do not use this recipe.

Deep-Fried Tilapia Fish Bites

1 pound tilapia fish fillets (I used frozen fillets, which I thawed in the refrigerator and cut into bite-sized squares while still slightly frozen. You may use a different type of fish, if you prefer.)
1 cup milk
1 cup panko bread crumbs
½ tablespoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon onion salt
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt
peanut oil for deep-frying

Place the tilapia squares in a single layer in a shallow dish. Pour milk over squares. Cover with plastic wrap and chill 1 hour. (If the milk doesn't cover the fish completely, rearrange fish every 15 minutes, or so. Combine panko bread crumbs, ½ tablespoon seasoned salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, ¼ teaspoon onion salt, and ¼ teaspoon garlic powder in another shallow dish. Let fish squares stand at room temperature 10 minutes. Remove from milk, and discard milk, allowing excess to drip off. Discard milk. Sprinkle fish squares with ½ teaspoon salt. Dredge fish squares in panko bread crumb mixture, shaking off excess. Pour peanut oil to depth of 1 inch in a medium-sized pot. Heat to 350 degrees. Fry fish squares, in batches, a very short amount of time, just until golden brown. Drain on wire rack over paper toweling. Serve immediately, while hot! I served mine along with Tart and Tangy Tartar Sauce, Surfin' Seafood Sauce, Sweet Potato Fries, Cabbage-Carrot Salad with Dressing, a refreshing lime-flavored drink, and Lemon Pound Cake with Blueberry Sauce, all of which you can find in Betty's Kitchen. I hope you enjoy this meal! --Betty ♥♥♥♥♥

Please subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/bettyskitchen

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NEW Cookbook:  "Betty's Kitchen Cookbook:  2013 Recipes" (c) 2014

Also available:  "The Betty's Kitchen Collection:  Second Edition" (c) 2013

*Both can be ordered from http://www.amazon.com or http://www.createspace.com

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Betty's Website:  http://www.bettyskitchen.us

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21 Responses to “Betty’s Deep-Fried Tilapia Fish Bites”

  1. meanoldrunk says:

    sounds great just what im looking for. lynnsrecipes sent me here look
    forward to trying more of your recipes bet this would be good on gator
    tail! thanks

  2. chap py says:

    what does the milk do?

  3. Betty's Kitchen says:

    @programedmind The milk helps remove the “fishy” taste, and it also allows
    the bread crumbs to stick better. –Betty 🙂

  4. chap py says:

    @bettyskitchen awesome thanks bettey a lot easier cooking them cut up like
    that, also try this with shrimp not cutting them but with fish and shrimp
    thanks

  5. BrightonTom23 says:

    Nice shoulder things 🙂

  6. KUROBLK350 says:

    Im trying this for dinner tonight….results to come soon!

  7. richarddr1234 says:

    I’m going to do this with fresh tilapia

  8. Betty's Kitchen says:

    I think they would be fine for 3 hours, but I like your idea of waiting 1
    hour and then draining and covering them. –Betty 🙂

  9. amaka38 says:

    i like your accent 😀

  10. ILLEST BiN says:

    Your adorable

  11. TheMysterygirl34 says:

    how do you make the lime drink?

  12. Betty's Kitchen says:

    Since I try to avoid sugar, I just use a lime drink mix (like Crystal
    Light). I add a drop or two of food coloring to make it interesting.
    –Betty 🙂

  13. mrsshell89 says:

    Hi Betty, if I don’t have Panko bread crumbs can I just use regular bread
    crumbs??? Thanks!

  14. Betty's Kitchen says:

    Yes, regular bread crumbs will be fine! –Betty 🙂

  15. MaryE MCLea says:

    yummy

  16. freida dee says:

    Going to make it today. Have my fish thawing now.

  17. elcocotobar2000 says:

    Not sure which i like better….. The fish bite or this gorgeous woman….
    Any way…. Betty i love u ! 😍

  18. Scott Schlesner says:

    Thanks Betty!! The boys are gonna love it!

  19. yolandaj mozaye says:

    Thank you Ms Betty..I just didn’t know what else to do with those Tilapia
    Pieces. Im going to use your recipe for my New Yrs eve
    Party…Smooochesssss…Thank you! I just love your country Twang….

  20. Joseph Bursch says:

    Yum