I have had several requests for an easy and delicious fish recipe, so we asked our Facebook readers if they had a special one to share. When this recipe came in from Renee Freeman Wilson of Anchorage, Alaska, (originally from Petal), it sounded great and I was eager to try it. I prepared it with tilapia, and everyone who tasted it, loved it and wanted the recipe. It has only a few ingredients and is ready in minutes. It is perfect for guests at a dinner party or just a quick, delicious dinner at home with a salad. Try it and be sure and let us know what you think. And please let us know if you have any easy and delicious recipes that you would like to share or any recipe requests. Enjoy!
1-1½ pounds white fish filets
2 cups milk
1 cup (1 sleeve, about 30) saltine crackers
2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ cup unsalted butter
For garnish: Fresh lemon slices and fresh parsley
Wash fish and place in a glass bowl of milk and soak in refrigerator for 20-30 minutes. Place 30 crackers in a gallon zipper bag; roll with a rolling pin until all crackers are finely crushed. Add Old Bay Seasoning, garlic powder, and pepper to the crackers. Beat egg until blended and pour onto a shallow plate. Remove fish from milk and discard milk. Dip fish into egg mixture, coating both sides. Place fish directly into cracker mixture coating all sides. Melt butter in a frying pan. Place coated fish filets into pan. Sauté on medium heat until golden brown on both sides. Garnish with lemon slices and parsley. Serve immediately.
Yield: 4-6 servings