Breaded Tilapia & Cilantro Lime Corn

January 16, 2019

Author Notes:

Breaded tilapia filets topped with a tasty topping of corn, butter, lime, garlic, and cilantro. Super fast, easy, and delicious!

Dash of Amy

Serves: 3
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min


Breaded Fish

  • 3-4 tilapia filets
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons half and half or milk
  • 1/2-3/4 cups Italian bread crumbs (Panko)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Corn Topping

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can corn, strained
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, finely chopped
In This Recipe


  1. For the fish, use 3 plates or pie dishes and put flour on one, beaten egg and half and half on another, and then bread crumbs on one.
  2. Coat the fish on both sides very well with flour first, then egg, then bread crumbs.
  3. Heat a deep skillet over medium heat, and add olive oil and 2 tbsp butter.
  4. Add the fish, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Cook until golden and flaky, about 3-4 minutes one each side. Transfer to a plate.
  6. In the same skillet, add 2 tbsp butter and crush the garlic into it, mix.
  7. Add the corn, lime juice, salt, and pepper; mix well and cook for a couple of minutes.
  8. Stir in the fresh cilantro.
  9. Serve the corn mixture over the cooked fish.

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