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Panko Crusted Tilapia

Panko Crusted Tilapia

With how great the Parmesan Crusted Tilapia was last week, I’ve been meaning to try out breading the fish with panko breadcrumbs. My household was never short on breadcrumbs with my favorite being the Italian kind, but I’ve never got around to experimenting with panko.

Panko Crusted Tilapia

The breading is also seasoned with Old Bay, a classic go-to seasoning for all seafood which includes a mix of mustard, paprika, celery salt, bay leaf, black pepper, red pepper flakes, mace, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, cardamom and ginger. I have also added some chopped parsley for color and freshness.

Panko Crusted Tilapia

The result is a crispy, flaky and gorgeous tasting dish with a complimentary dipping sauce but good enough on its own.

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Panko Crusted Tilapia

Panko Crusted Tilapia

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 2 tilapia fillets
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon honey mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped


  1. Mix together panko, Old Bay seasoning, parsley, salt and pepper to taste
  2. Dust the tilapia in the flour until fully coated. Shake off any excess
  3. Dip the flour coated tilapia in egg and the dredge fully in panko mixture
  4. Line a baking sheet with foil and arrange the tilapia on it, patting any excess panko mixture onto the fillets
  5. Bake at 475 degrees F for 12 minutes or until the fish is cooked through and the crust has browned
  6. Mix together the sauce ingredients and dish the tilapia with the dipping sauce

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  • Reply
    September 10, 2020 at 8:21 PM

    I have also added some chopped parsley for color and freshness.

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      September 14, 2020 at 9:01 AM

      Fresh herbs always makes a dish better. If you have it, use it!

  • Reply
    August 3, 2020 at 11:35 PM

    This is so easy, quick, and really good!

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      September 14, 2020 at 8:59 AM

      Thanks so much, Gabriel! I’m happy you liked it and it was easy to follow!

  • Reply
    May 13, 2020 at 10:13 PM

    Made this tonight, and we were very pleased with the result. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      September 14, 2020 at 8:58 AM

      You’re very welcome, Roger! Thanks for trying out this old recipe of mine and giving it some love 🙂

  • Reply
    April 16, 2020 at 4:00 AM

    Tasted quite yummy! I just hate frying Tilapia since it always breaks when I flip. I baked the fish, then broiled on HI for 2 mins in the oven. I got a really nice crunch on the fish. For anyone that wants to skip frying, this worked great!

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      September 14, 2020 at 8:58 AM

      We’ve all been there with the dreaded fish flip. I’m glad this worked out for you!

  • Reply
    Anthony Allen
    March 25, 2020 at 9:38 PM

    I added dried, shredded coconut to this recipe, and it made for an absolutely amazing dinner! I’ll be making this again soon!

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      September 14, 2020 at 8:57 AM

      Oh wow, shredded coconut is an EXCELLENT addition 🙂

  • Reply
    Navaneetham Krishnan
    August 22, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    That coating on top is so so good. It will be perfect, a meal to devour for our night meal. Keeping aside to be tried out when my other half is around for dinner, after all he loves such a dish more than me.

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