Here's what you'll need:
1/3 cup Mayonnaise ($0.36)
1 TBSP Dijon Mustard ($0.29)
1 TBSP fresh Lemon juice, about 1/2 a lemon ($0.25)
Salt & Pepper
1 cup Panko bread crumbs ($1.09)
1 TBSP EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) ($0.11)
3 TBSP flour ($0.04)
1 egg, beaten ($0.13)
4 Tilapia fillets ($5.26)-this was priced at $5.99/LB, you can get it cheaper on sale.
Final cost $7.53, not including side dishes. This is for 4 servings.
Here's how to make it: First preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Next, in a small bowl combine the mayonnaise, dijon mustard, lemon juice and a dash of salt and pepper.
Mix until well combined. I like to separate the dipping sauce into individual cups, cover and then refrigerate until ready to use.
In another bowl mix the Panko bread crumbs with the 1 tbsp EVOO plus 1/4 tsp each of salt and pepper. Mix well until olive oil is mixed in. Spread evenly onto a baking sheet.
Bake at the top third of the oven about 5 minutes, tossing if necessary until golden brown. Keep an eye on them, they will brown fast.
Transfer bread crumbs to a shallow bowl. In a second bowl, combine flour with 1/4 tsp each of salt and pepper. In a third bowl, pour in the egg and beat well.
Coat the tilapia first in the flour, then the egg, and finally in the bread crumbs. Place on a baking sheet and bake about 10 minutes or until flaky.
Serve the tilapia with the dipping sauce and enjoy! I also served mine with a side of brown rice and some green beans plus extra lemon wedges for garnish. So good and so fast!