Luckily for me, I came across a great deal on fresh tilapia at the grocery store and a simple recipe of Fish Nuggets in Cooking Light--a few ingredients, simple steps, and delicious-ness when all was said and done.
(Adapted from Cooking Light--recommend making double egg-wash and double panko)
Fish Nuggets 4 College Cooking
3 Shallow Mixing Bowls (or Cereal bowls or pyrex dish or pie dish)
Platter with Parchment paper
1 lb tilapia fillets, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces and chunks
Salt & Pepper
1/3 cup cornstarch
1 Tbls water
1 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs, preferably no flavors
1/4 cup Light Mayo or Olive Oil Mayo
1 Tbls dill relish (like for hot dogs)
1 Tbls green onions
1. Wash your hands.
2. Preheat oven with sheet pan at 450F-500F degrees.
3. Prepare your fish chunks with salt & pepper.
--shallow bowl with 1/3 cup cornstarch
--shallow bowl with egg + water wash, briefly whisked with a fork
--shallow bowl with panko breadcrumbs
8. Spray lightly with PAM spray and place fish nuggets in a single layer.
Have dipping sauce (or ketchup) ready and dig in!