Breaded Fish Fillets
2 tilapia fillets, cut into 2 pieces lengthwise
1 pinch salt
1 tspn ground pepper (to taste)
1 tspn mustard
2 tbsp white flour (all purpose)
2 tbsp bread crumbs
1 tbsp olive oil
½ lemon, cut into quarters
Pat-dry the fish fillets then cut each fillet into 2 pieces lengthwise (since the fillet is uneven in thickness, this operation ensures uniform cooking). Season it with salt, mustard, lemon juice and pepper. Prepare 3 shallow dishes: one for the flour, one for the egg, and one for the bread crumbs. Beat the egg lightly. Dip one fish piece at the time, first in the flour, then in the egg. Let the excess egg drip off before coating the fish in the bread crumbs.
Turn the fish to coat both sides with bread crumbs. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Sauté the fish 3-5 min on each side, until the bread crumb coating becomes golden-coloured. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.