Oven Fried Fish 


  • 4 (6 ounce) tilapia fillets
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dried breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  • Position rack on peak shelf in oven.
  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and set a wire rack on top.
  • Lightly spray or brush rack with vegetable oil.
  • Pat fish dry with paper towels.
  • Slice fillets in half lengthwise to form long pieces.
  • In a pie plate or wide shallow dish, whisk egg white with buttermilk.
  • In another dish, stir flour with bread crumbs, paprika, cayenne and salt.
  • Working with a 1 piece of fish at a time, lightly coat with flour and mixture.
  • Shake off excess flour, and then dip into buttermilk and mixture.
  • Convert to evenly coat.
  • Shake off excess liquid.
  • Coat fish in flour and combine again.
  • Shake off excess coating, and then give some place on rack.

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