Mushroom Crusted Tilapia
  • 2 cups popped popcorn
  • 1/2 cup dried shiitake or porcini mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 (1 1/4 lbs) tilapia filets Lemon wedges, for serving
  1. Place popcorn, mushrooms, onion powder, garlic powder and salt in a blender (or food processor) and blend until powdery and almost smooth; pour into a wide, shallow bowl.
  2. Beat egg in a shallow bowl; set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a large, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Dip tilapia into egg and then into popcorn mixture, coating both sides. Cook tilapia about 3 minutes per side or until fish is golden and center is cooked.
  5. Serve with lemon wedges.

Variation: Substitute boneless, skinless chicken breasts for tilapia and adjust cooking time as needed.

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