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Get Your Kids to Love Fish! Corn Flake Crusted Tilapia

Do your kids say “yuck” when you prepare fish for dinner?  Is their response “Well, I’m definitely not going to eat that!” Welcome to the club. Lucky is the parent who can boast that their child cheers when fish is what’s for dinner.  Fish is an important source of omega fats, which are crucial to brain development and immune function. Omega fats have been shown to reduce the risk of some cancers and cardiovascular diseases; and are useful also in alleviating inflammation.  Below is a recipe for Corn Flake Crumb Crusted Tilapia, a delicately flavoured whitefish which is easily prepared to be kid friendly. Wishing you luck in closing the deal!

Ingredients: 4 tilapia filets, 3/4 C all purpose flour, 2 eggs, 3/4 C Kellogg’s Corn Flake Crumbs, olive oil.

Directions: Preheat the oven to 350F. Pour some olive oil into a saute pan and heat the oil to 375F on the stove. In three separate bowls, place the flour, eggs (whisk these), and corn flake crumbs. Pat filets dry with paper towels. Dredge each piece of fish in the flour, dip in the eggs, and coat with the crumbs.  Fry the fish in the oil until golden brown.  Transfer to a shallow oven pan and bake at 350F for 15 to 18 minutes. Serves 4

Serve hot with whatever sauce your kids love, and enjoy!

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4 Responses to "Get Your Kids to Love Fish! Corn Flake Crusted Tilapia"

  1. Christine says:

    My kids are the rare ones who eat all sorts of fish – tilapia being one of our favourites! I usually just pan fry with a bit of olive oil and salt and pepper, but I’/ll definitely be trying this as I think they’ll love it!

  2. laragalian says:

    Please let me know how they like it; and thank you for your comment!

  3. Christine says:

    I made it tonight, however I baked the fish the whole time instead of pan frying (I find pan frying too smelly sometimes to do indoors!), and used whole wheat flour. It was so yummy!!! The kids loved it and ate it all, no problem! And it was so easy to make, which is always a bonus for me. I served it with asparagus, wild rice and a side of strawberries – such a yummy meal. Thanks for the recipe, I can’t wait to see what other tasty meal ideas you come up with!

  4. Lara Galian says:

    Those are great ideas, Christine! Avoiding the pan-frying means you also save a step on the clean-up. I like your idea of making the tilapia with whole wheat flour. Glad your kids enjoyed it, too!

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