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Baked Tilapia Nuggets

Baked Tilapia Nuggets
If you are looking for some healthy appetizers cooked with less oil, you must give these nuggets a try.  Baked Fish bites seasoned with Cajun spices.  Generally breaded chicken or fish nuggets are deep fried in oil.  I find baking a healthier alternative, where the crust is equally crunchy and the fish is nice soft and flaky.

Ingredients:
Tilapia or any other fish - 1 pound
Cajun Seasoning - 1 1/2 tsp
Garlic Powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Cayenne Pepper/Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Bread Crumbs - about 2 cups
Eggs - 2
Oil - 2 tbsp
Salt

How to bake Breaded Fish Nuggets:
  • Dice the fish into bite size pieces.  In a mixing bowl, add fish pieces, 1 tsp cajun seasoning, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper and salt to taste.  Mix all the ingredients well and set it aside for about an hour.
Baked Tilapia
  • Preheat the oven at 375 degrees F.  Line a baking tray with aluminium foil and grease it with 1 tbsp oil or cooking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl, add eggs, 1/2 tsp cajun seasoning, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper and little salt.  Mix all the ingredients well with a fork or spoon.
  • Dip the marinated fish pieces in the egg wash, followed by a coating of bread crumbs.  Place the well coated fish pieces on the greased tray.  Spray some more cooking spray (or 1 tbsp oil) on the fish.
  • If time permits, refrigerate the tray for about 30 minutes, so that the bread crumbs stick well to the nuggets.
  • Bake for about 10 - 12 minutes.  Flip the pieces and bake for another 7 - 8 minutes or until the crust turns crisp.  Cut a piece with a fork to check if fish is cooked and flaky.
  • Instead of baking, you can shallow fry these nuggets in a pan as well. 
Enjoy Baked Fish Nuggets with a dip of your choice.

4 comments:

  1. Crispy and great looking nuggets, loving this baked nuggets.

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  2. Wow its awesome,kids will love this.

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  3. really awesome healthy nuggets. looks divine.

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  4. Hi uma,

    I am prathiba from "The indian food court". Your recipe is so tempting and feel like grabbing it right now!!!!!!!

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