Fried Buffalo Tilapia with Spaghetti & Cheesy Garlic Bread - Grandma's Homemade Goodness

Fried Buffalo Tilapia with Spaghetti & Cheesy Garlic Bread

Nov 10, 2022
Fried Buffalo Tilapia with Spaghetti & Cheesy Garlic Bread

Air Fryer Tilapia

Who doesn’t love fish and chips?! But dunking fish in a boiling pit of oil at home can make for a messy time. Instead, we can use an air fryer and get a wonderfully crisp piece of air-fried fish and it is just as delicious! Plus, tilapia in the air fryer is healthier so you can spend those extra calorie points on an extra pale ale, or two! Tilapia is a delicate piece of fish and lends itself well to the air fryer. Keep reading below to find the easy seven-step recipe for making air fryer tilapia so you can finally have an easy and mess-free way to make fish and chips at home!

What is tilapia?

Tilapia is actually a very broad term and refers to many species of chichlid fish. They are mainly freshwater fish. Tilapia has a mild flavor making it a great canvas for you to decorate with lots of flavor.

Tilapia is the fourth most common seafood consumed in the United States. You can always find a ton of it at Costco and it is always very cheap.

This tilapia fries super quick and comes out crispy in the air fryer. The parmesan crust with lemon zest is fresh and light and adds a delicious crunch! Pair these with some air fryer chips for fish and chips night!


4 fillets of Tilapia
1/2 cup flour
4 ounces parmesan cheese, grated
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
2 eggs


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