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Pan Fried Tilapia Sandwich

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Pan Fried Tilapia Sandwich

Pan Fried Tilapia Sandwich


Pan Fried Tilapia Sandwich

This delicious tilapia recipe is quick and easy to make. The fish fillet is pan fried with just the right blend of seasonings and served with a special tartar sauce. If you are looking for easy fish recipes, this tilapia sandwich is as easy as it gets.


Tartar Sauce:
1/4 c mayonnaise
1/4 c finely minced red onion
2 Tbsp sweet pickle relish
1/4 – 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, depending on how hot you like it
1/4 tsp salt
pinch freshly ground black pepper

Tilapia Sandwich:
2 – 4 oz tilapia fillets
1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp olive oil
4 slices pepperjack cheese
2 whole wheat or multi-grain bread rolls, toasted



  1. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, finely minced red onion, pickle relish, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper. Stir well and set aside.
  2. In a heavy skillet, over medium heat, melt butter together with the olive oil. Season tilapia fillets with Old Bay seasoning and garlic powder.
  3. Gently place fillets in hot skillet and cook 2 to 3 minutes per side. The fish should be golden brown and cooked through.
  4. Place 2 slices of cheese on each fillet and cover the pan. Let heat until cheese melts.
  5. Place a tilapia fillet in each toasted bread roll and top with tartar sauce.
  6. Serve immediately.


Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 2

5 ★★★★★ 26 review(s)

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How to Cook Tilapia

One of the easiest ways to cook tilapia is to simply pan fry it. Tilapia is an excellent fish to use for a sandwich, it has a mild flavor and a nice texture.


Pan Fry Tilapia

Pan Fry Tilapia

Heat olive oil and butter in a heavy cast iron skillet. Season tilapia fillets with garlic powder and Old Bay seasoning. Cook over medium high heat about 2 or 3 minutes per side; until the fish is no longer translucent and it is golden brown on each side. Top with cheese, cover pan and continue cooking until the cheese melts.


Grill Bread Roll

Grill Bread Roll

While the fish is cooking, lightly toast a whole wheat or multi-grain bread roll in a heavy pan.



Tartar Sauce

Top fish fillet with tartar sauce before serving.


Pan Fried Tilapia Sandwich

Pan Fried Tilapia Sandwich

Serve hot with chips and sliced tomato.



Pan Fried Tilapia Sandwich, 5.0 out of 5 based on 15 ratings
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