Monday, 19 November 2012

Crispy Fried Tilapia fingerlings






You read it right.  Tilapia fingerlings.  We didn't buy them from  tilapia breeding farms :-).  We bought the fingerlings from a lady who came down to our public market on a market day to sell her fishes which she fished out from the river in their village.  The tilapia fingerlings are from the free range fishes swimming in a small river which makes them more delicious.  The lady sold the fingerlings per "tumpok" placed on a banana leaf and Mammy bought about "10 leaves" :-)
tilapia fingerlings


Mammy fried it so crispy that it stayed crispy for more than a day.   We did not place the left-overs in the refrigerator.  We just stored them in a container with a cover and we still enjoyed its crunchy-goodness till the next meal and up to the  following day.


The little ones devoured the fried fingerlings with gusto and so did all of us.  The kids dipped them in catsup. While we had them dipped in vinegar with chopped garlic, onions, and siling labuyo. Yummy




    CRISPY FRIED TILAPIA FINGERLINGS

Ingredients:

Tilapia Fingerlings - 1 kg
Flour - 1 c
Salt
Black pepper powder
Vegetable oil for deep frying

Cooking Procedure:

1.  Mix the flour, salt, and black pepper powder together.
2.  Drain the tilapia until it is almost dry. Pour the flour mixture on all the tilapia fingerlings and coat them well with it.
3.  Heat the oil in a pan and fry the fingerlings until they are brown and crunchy.



© Fresha-licious (19November2012)

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