If you haven’t prepared fresh fish the way you prepare bacon, then you’re missing out! This recipe unites bacon-lovers with fish-lovers for one incredible dish and you should give it a try tonight.

How To Make Bacon-Fried Tilapia

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20 mins
20 mins
40 mins


  • 4 tilapia fillets
  • 3 strips bacon diced
  • 1/4 cup onion chopped
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • coarse salt


  • In a large skillet, bacon until brown, but not too crispy. Transfer bacon to a plate and conserve half of the bacon fat in a bowl.
  • Clean skillet and heat up with the butter and oil. Add the onions and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Lightly coat the tilapia fillets in flour, shaking off excess. Add the tilapia, bacon fat, and lemon juice into the skillet and cook tilapia for 2 minutes on each side.
  • Serve tilapia with each piece topped with the caramelized onions and bacon.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 609mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 326IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg