Tortilla-Crusted Tilapia

This tortilla crusted tilapia is a fun take on a traditional fried fish. Pair with homemade salsa and tomatillo sauce.

Tortilla-Crusted Tilapia


  • 4 tilapia filets
  • 5 corn tortilla cut into small pieces, bread crumb consistency
  • 1 jalapeño
    1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 3 tbsp avocado oil
  • 3 sprigs of cilantro, chopped
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1.  Chop jalapeno pepper and cilantro and add to chopped tortillas. Add chili powder, ground cumin, and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Season tilapia filet with salt and pepper. Dredge in flour and shake off excess. Dip each filet in egg wash and then roll in tortillas.
  3. Place a heavy skillet over medium heat, add oil. When the oil is hot, add the filet and cook until golden brown about 2 minutes. Place in oven to finish cooking-about another 12 minutes or until the fish flakes.
  4. While the fish is baking, make the roasted corn salsa and tomatillo sauce.

Servings: 4

Calories: 363