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How to Cook Coconut Crusted Tilapia Fillets

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Fish Recipes
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Manny


  • 1 kilo tilapia fillets
  • 2 Tbsp. granulated seasoning or Magic sarap
  • 1 to 2 cups all-purpose flour for breading
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 to 2 cups desiccated coconut
  • cooking oil for deep frying


    How to cook Coconut Crusted Tilapia Fillets:

    • Thaw the frozen fish fillet first if you bought it frozen.
    • If you want to make your own fillets from fresh tilapia, remove the skin.
    • Season and coat the tilapia fillet with Magic Sarap.
    • Dredge the fillet with flour, then dip in beaten egg, then roll in desiccated coconut.
    • Deep fry each fillet in cooking oil until golden brown.
    • Drain excess oil on a colander or strainer. You can also use paper towels to remove excess oil.
    • Serve with mayonnaise dipping or tomato salsa.