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Tilapia Fish Sandwich for Labor Day

By Kelsey Banfield |

Tilapia Fish SandwichI like to spend my Labor Day chowing down on fish sandwiches. After a summer of light grilled fish dinners, the cooler weather puts me in the mood for breaded fish, topped with cheese on a lightly toasted bun. Tarter sauce on the side, please. In a way, this slightly heavier sandwich symbolizes the beginning of the fall food season. As the days get shorter I am more apt to make cozier, warm meals that stick to my ribs. I like to serve this with a side salad and perhaps some late season corn. Or, sometimes it’s great just as it is.

Tilapia Fish Sandwich

Yields 2 Sandwiches, but recipe can be doubled or tripled easily

12 oz. skinless tilapia fillets (6 oz. each)

1/2 c. all-purpose flour

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 c. bread crumbs

Olive Oil for the pan

2 soft sandwich buns

2 slices cheddar cheese

1. First, place the eggs, flour and breadcrumbs in separate shallow containers and line them up next to each other. Working with one fillet at a time, dredge the fillet in the flour, making sure each side is coated. Then, dip in the egg until the entire fillet is wet. Transfer to the breadcrumbs and lightly press the fillet into them on each side to make sure they are completely coated. Repeat with second fillet.

2. Heat the olive oil over medium heat until hot, but not smoking. Cook the fillets for 3 minutes per side, or until just cooked through and brown and crispy on the outside.

3. Transfer sandwich to toasted bun. Immediately top with slice of cheese and serve.

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About Kelsey Banfield


Kelsey Banfield

Kelsey Banfield is the food writer and the founder of The Naptime Chef. She writes a daily food column for Babble Food and her food writing has also appeared in the places like Parents magazine, and Martha Stewart Living. Kelsey lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and daughter. Read bio and latest posts → Read Kelsey's latest posts →

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3 thoughts on “Tilapia Fish Sandwich for Labor Day

  1. Cowgirl Chef says:

    What a wonderful thing to make to help transition into fall – I, too, start to crave heavier dishes when I feel that first snap in the air. This looks so easy, and perfect for a weeknight dinner, too!

  2. Paula says:

    sandwiches with fishes are always great! I like it :)

  3. Martin says:

    Have you seen how they raise Tilapia on World’s Dirtiest Jobs??? Yuck fish! Sorry Folks

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