If wishes were fishes, we'd all have a fry! And if fry were this good, we would have another. :) I "wish" fish wasn't so darn expensive and I would have it more often. I love to check the reduced section for fish- you have to be careful because fish gets stinky fast, so make sure your menu plan is flexible, because you buy it, and you are having fish for dinner. :) Such was the case with us. I came up with my own little recipe for these, and it turned out pretty good. The process was very similar to Chicken Milanese.
*Lyd's Tip: I made a little bigger batch, and we had just enough left over for Fish Tacos the next day. (Recipes Coming.)
Lemon Zest-Herb Breaded Fish Fillet
4-5 fish fillets (like tilapia, orange roughy, snapper, etc)
Zest & Juice of 1 lemon
1 cup bread crumbs
1 T dried parsley
Salt & Pepper
1-2 eggs, beaten
oil for cooking
Set up a standard breading procedure in 3 wide deep plates. Fill 1 with flour, 1 with the beaten eggs, and 1 with the breadcrumbs, lemon zest and parsley. Season the fish with salt and pepper. Using one hand for dry things and 1 hand for wet things, take each piece of chicken through the breading procedure: dredge lightly in the flour, then the egg wash and then through the bread crumbs. Lay the breaded fish a plate or tray.
Heat a large pan with enough oil to cover the bottom. When warm, add breaded fish. Cook each side for a few minutes until fish is flaky. Add a little lemon juice while cooking. Serve warm.