Breaded Fish Fillet

I live for simple recipes, meals that not only take a short time to prepare but also use very minimal ingredients.

I can’t really call this a revolutionary recipe but it sure gives a delicious end result. This is basically a technique of how I pan fry fish fillets.

Some of my friends have mentioned to me that they find pan frying fish an  uphill task. This is mainly because the fillet either sticks to the pan or does not cook evenly. I will attempt to give some few tips and tricks to ensure you  have an evenly cooked fish fillet.

For starters, I recommend using a non stick pan, this ensures that the fillet does not stick to the pan. Well if you don’t have a non stick pan, you can still use an ordinary pan just ensure the pan gets heated before adding in the oil and subsequently heating the oil before adding the fish fillet.

Also ensure to cook the fillets over medium heat.

Now the actual cooking. As usual only a handful of ingredients are needed.


Season both sides of the fish fillets with salt and freshly ground black pepper.


In a shallow bowl, add your bread crumbs and generously coat the seasoned fish fillets.



Heat some olive oil in a non stick pan.


Once heated, add the breaded fish fillet.


Over medium heat, cook the fillet for about 4 -5 minutes on each side until lightly browned and easily flakes with a fork.


Serve and enjoy.


Honestly, this fish was too good I cooked it two nights in a row. Mr. Food Critic aka my husband proclaimed it to be the best fish I’ve ever cooked.

Crispy on the outside with a fresh clean taste on the inside.

I served it with some parsley coconut rice and some bell pepper sauce.


Breaded Fish Fillet

See Detailed Nutrition Info on
  • Fish fillets, I used tilapia
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Bread crumbs
  • Olive oil for frying


Season the fish fillets with salt and black pepper on both sides.

In a shallow bowl, pour in the bread crumbs and generously coat the fish fillets.

In a non stick pan, heat about a tablespoon of olive oil.

Place the breaded fillet on the pan.

Cook over medium heat for 4 -5 minutes on each side until lightly browned and the fish easily flakes with a fork.

Serve and enjoy.



  1. Rebecca Wanjiru

    Lovely, I love your work… will try it sometime

  2. looks delicious i ought to try this too instead of cooking the fish the usual way but am sure my husband will say “where’s the soup” n i would look anganzi

    • leotunapika

      he he he Zaitun you’re funny. You can try and see how he’ll react. Ensure to make some sauce on the side.
      Thanks for stopping by.

  3. i tried this yesterday the end result was superb thanks so much and soo easy to prepare bye bye to the lady who sells me fish at umo market

  4. Hi, this is so easy, I made it yesterday and we ate it with some leftover rice and stir fry.

    I follow your blog, even printed out some of your recipes (promise I tell sell them like that guy)I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award in my blog.

    Happy Blogging :-)



    • leotunapika

      Hi Njeri?

      Thanks for the positive report. I am glad you enjoyed it.
      He he he yeah don’t sell the recipes.
      Thanks for the nomination.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, I tried it and lets just say it worked. I served it with mashed potatoes and veggies and went all out to make sauce.. thank you and keep them coming

  6. Hey is there away we can download your recipes since I don’t have a printer


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