After eating out all weekend, it was time to make dinner again. I'm actually surprised at how much I've been able to eat out this month. I asked my husband- chicken or fish? His choice was fish. We don't have fish too often as I am scared to overcook them, but it turned out pretty well today.
Pan Fried Fish
4 Tilapia Fillets
1 cup fish fry seasoning
2 tbsp olive or vegetable oil
Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. Rinse thawed fish and shake off excess water. Place fillets one at a time into seasoning, flip over and coat thoroughly. Place coated fish into heated oil 2 at a time, cooking for 3-4 minutes a side, until coating is golden brown and fish flakes easily with a fork. Repeat with second two fillets. Place cooked fish on a paper towel lined plate to soak up excess grease. Serve warm.
Garlic Seasoned Potatoes
5-6 medium potatoes, scrubbed clean and cubed
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place cubed potatoes and onion in a lined 10x8 inch baking pan. Drizzle olive oil over potatoes; add seasonings evenly over potatoes. Mix to coat evenly. Cover with additional tin foil and bake for 45 minutes until potatoes are tender.
I don't normally make fish, but I think I did fairly well in frying them without burning them. I'm always worried that they won't be cooked through. Fish doesn't take long to cook plus these were only a half inch thick. They turned out crispy but not overcooked.
I have made potatoes in this fashion with the Lipton soup mixes, but since I read the label and found msg on it, I decided to try my own mixture of seasonings so I had control over the taste without having tons of additives. Oven baking them allows them to be healthier than if I were to pan fry them too. I usually add lots of butter when I throw them in a frying pan.
Flavor Rating: Good, I would have liked some more seasonings on the fish. The kind I picked up was just corn meal.
Ease of Preparation: Easy, be sure your pan is heated before adding the fish so it turns out crispy.