Thursday, September 27, 2012

Cornmeal Crusted Tilapia Sandwich

Life is busy around here.  Now that Colin is on the move, I spend all my time chasing him around and holding his hands while he toddles.  I also try to prevent him from chewing wires, pulling all the paper out of the recycling bin, and licking shoes.  This means that my previous technique of preparing dinner in the afternoon while he played on the kitchen floor or in his exersaucer doesn't work so well anymore.  Leftover nights are my savior, but I still love to cook, and we still love to eat.

Fish is great because it takes just a few minutes to cook, so I can easily make it after Colin is asleep and before Jon gets home. I love sandwich night because it also means I get to eat sweet potato fries, and I can't get enough sweet potato fries. 

Cornmeal Crusted Tilapia

2 (or 4) tilapia filets
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
Salt and Pepper
Canola oil, for frying

Heat canola oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
Pat tilapia dry with paper towels.
In a shallow bowl, beat the egg.
In another shallow bowl, mix together flour, cornmeal, Old Bay, salt and pepper.
Dip the tilapia in the egg wash, and dredge in the cornmeal mixture.
Fry for about 2 minutes a side, until cooked through and flakes easily.

I served these on toasted rolls with homemade tarter sauce, lettuce and tomato.  And sweet potato fries on the side, of course.

Only after I took this picture and ate the sandwich did I realize the baby monitor is in the background.  My constant dinner companion.  


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