Wednesday, May 27, 2009

CEiMB: Crispy Fish Fingers

This week for CEiMB we were hosted by Rainforest Recipes and what a great recipe choice she picked. The bread crumbs were super crunchy and the fish was tender and flaky. I toasted the bread crumbs the night before (to save time) and left them sitting out all day today for an extra crispy crust.

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  • 4 slices whole-wheat bread (1-ounce each)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tbsp Creole or fish seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound tilapia fillets
  • 2 eggs, beaten to mix

Put the bread in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until bread crumbs form. Toast the crumbs in a large, dry nonstick skillet over a medium-high heat, stirring frequently and breaking up the crumbs with a spoon if they begin to stick together, until crisp and golden, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add 1 Tbsp seasoning of your choice.

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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

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Spray a baking sheet with olive oil cooking spray. On a plate, combine the flour, 1 Tbsp seasoning, salt and pepper. Cut the fillets into 4 by 1-inch strips. A few pieces at a time, dip the fish into the flour mixture, dusting off the excess. Dip the fish in the egg and then the bread crumbs. Arrange on the baking sheet and continue until all of the fish is breaded. Bake until golden and cooked through, about 10 minutes.

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Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger

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Anonymous said...

It looks as if your meal was prepared perfectly. Yummy pics.

Pam said...

great pictures! we loved the fish, too

Sara said...

Looks wonderful, glad you liked them! I love you shallow breading dishes - they are great.

Aggie said...

Your fish looks awesome!! I need those breading dishes...

Leslie said...

Your photos made me want to hide under a table. My breading stations were balanced precariously on other things (the dish towel, the mail, the cutting board) with a sufficient distance between them to ensure maximum spillage. So much smarter to do it your way! I'm glad this one turned out to be a hit!

What's for Supper? said...

Great job. You are a very tidy cook!

AJM said...

LOL, Leslie's kitchen sounds like mine. We should all aspire to be tidy mise en place cooks like you (at least in pictures) seem to be!!

TourGuideJenn said...

I can't get over all of your cool cooking equipment. That has to be the most beautiful breading station I've ever seen! And your knife looks very stylish too. I'm sorry....did you cook something in between there too? (grin)

Leah @ Simply Fabulous said...

Hey girl, have you received the package in the mail yet from the BSI?

Peggy said...

Jessica your photos are great! Everything looks so orderly!