By Mike Thayer
This was tonight's dinner. Two pork rind crusted Tilapia fillets. That's right, you read that correctly, pork rind crusted! DELICIOUS! Finely pulsed regular, plain pork rinds in a food processor, rather than bread crumbs. I added some seasoning to the pulsed pork rinds, some dried parsley, garlic powder, salt, black pepper. After soaking the fish fillets in some milk for a bit, I 'breaded' the fillets and put them in some hot canola oil, 3 minutes on the first side, 2 minutes on the second.
It's another dose of YUM! I'm full, I'm feeling very satisfied with a crunchy fried food..... no side dishes required. And guess what, no carbs! This dinner provided me with 40 grams of protein. I tested the pork rind 'breading' on fish because fish doesn't take long at all to cook, my fear was burning the 'breading' from a longer stay in the frying pan. But based on these initial results, I'm thinking some thin cut pork chops is worth a try!
And this was a very Bachelor on the Cheap wallet friendly meal. Tilapia is an inexpensive fish and pork rinds are flat out cheap! This tasty fish meal cost me about $6 to prepare and I've leftovers for lunch tomorrow and plenty of pork rinds to snack on later!