I found some tilapia fillets at the grocery store that were individually vacuum packed so, of course I had to get them. The tilapia and green bean recipes were in, I believe, either the Food Network Magazine or Martha Stewart Living Magazine. They were simple and tasted great. I did have a problem with the Panko adhering to the fish and then not staying as a breading while the fish were cooking. The potatoes were adapted from a sweet potato recipe in Rocco DiSpirito’s Now Eat This! book. They came out hard so I probably should have tossed them in olive oil. I have no doubt the original recipe will taste great.
Pan-Fried Crispy Fish Sticks
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
4 (6 ounces) tilapia fillets, cut in half lengthwise
1 1/2 c Panko bread crumbs
3/4 c buttermilk
1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
Combine first three ingredients and sprinkle over fillets. Place buttermilk and Panko each in their own shallow dish. Working with one fillet at a time, dip fillets in buttermilk and then dredge in breadcumbs. Pour half the olive oil in a frying pan and let it heat up on medium-high heat. Place half the fillets in the pan and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 4 minutes on each side or until cooked to your preference. Repeat with remaining fillets.
Dijon Green Beans
1 (12 ounce) package of trimmed fresh grean beans
1 Tbsp light butter, melted
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp grated lemon peel
1/4 tsp salt
Steam green beans according to package instructions. (My package had me poke holes in the bag and microwave for 5 mins.) While beans cook, combine butter and remaining ingredients. Carefully open bag of green beans and place in a serving bowl. Add dressing to beans and mix well. Serve immediately.
(adapted from Rocco DiSpirito’s Sweet Potato Fries)
2 medium potatoes
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Slice potatoes into 1/4 inch thick slices. Spray potatoes with Pam spray. Sprinkle with spices. Place a wire rack on a baking sheet. Line up potatoes on wire rack and place in oven and cook for 45 mins.
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