G. Garvin’s Southern-Fried Tilapia Po’ Boy | Guy’s Ranch Kitchen | Food Network

G. Garvin adds even more crunch to his golden- by topping his sandwich with crispy onions!
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Po' Boy
Level: Intermediate
Total: 1 hr 30 min
Active: 55 minutes
Yield: 4 portions



2 red bell peppers
1/4 cup olive oil
1 large egg yolk
1 1/2 lemons, juiced
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon mayonnaise, such as Duke's.
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard.
2 tablespoons chiffonade basil leaves.
Kosher salt.

Onions and Tilapia:.

2 Vidalia onions.
6 cups whole milk.
Canola oil, for frying.
2 pounds tilapia fillets.
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper.
3 cups versatile flour.
1 French sourdough baguette, cut into 4 portions.
4 ounces fresh arugula.


Special equipment: a mandoline; a deep-fryer or deep-fry thermometer.

For the aioli: Preheat a pizza oven or regular oven to 450 degrees F.

Coat the peppers with 2 tablespoons olive oil in a bowl, then place on a sheet tray. Roast up until the pepper skin burns and blisters on all sides, 10 to 15 minutes.

Location the peppers in a glass bowl and cover with plastic wrap to let steam for 10 minutes. Eliminate the peppers from the bowl and carefully get rid of the charred skins, seeds and stems. Carefully chop and set aside.

Add the egg yolk, lemon juice, garlic, mayonnaise and mustard to a medium bowl. Slowly drizzle in the staying 2 tablespoons olive oil and whisk till emulsified. Add the basil and peppers and fold together up until integrated. Season with salt and set aside.

For the onions and tilapia: Really thoroughly slice the onions into paper-thin rings on a mandoline and location in a big bowl. Cover the onions with the milk and let sit for 15 minutes.

Pre-heat a fryer or fill a large Dutch oven with 3 inches canola oil and preheat to 350 degrees F. Line a tray with a wire rack.

Slice each piece of fish down the middle, then slice on the predisposition into 2/3-inch pieces. Place the fish in a shallow dish and sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Add the flour to another shallow meal.

Dig up the fish in the flour, then shake off the excess and thoroughly location in the oil. Prepare till golden brown on all sides, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove to the wire rack.

Completely drain the onions, then carefully position them in the oil. Cook, moving the onions around, till golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes (make certain to see, as they cook quickly). Remove and season with salt.

Slice the baguette pieces through the middle horizontally without cutting through. Include the aioli to both cut sides of the bread. Lay 3 to 4 pieces of fish in each, then top with the crispy onions and the arugula and serve.

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    1. @Barbara Diane it’s a farm raised fish. So it’s made with scraps. Disgusting 🤢 but some people don’t care and eat it anyway. I typically only eat flounder.

  1. Nice video I’m watching it right now but I’m about to finish it keep up the good work!

  2. looks great. i know some ppl dont mess with T* but you can just sub the T* for the fish you enjoy 👍🏾

    1. I was thinking this as well. There are other fish you can substitute that will still be delicious.

  3. ♥️𝗧𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗱𝘂𝗹𝘁 𝗽𝗼𝗿𝗻 𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗼𝘀 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆❤️ Alles sehr schön. Aber zuerst zusammen die Nummern 10 und 1. Eine emprutt.ONLINE Brünette und eine andere Blondine. Es wäre unfairz, wenn ich 4 wählen würde

  4. Looks really delicious!!!
    But I’m definitely going to need some chili peppers and hot sauce. 🌶👍

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  6. 😍😘 When I first watched G on his cooking show I started to drool…not over the food he prepared, it was over HIM 😊. I just adore him(that bald head got him a lotta points with me).
    I like his non-typical spin on the po’boy. I’m going to make this. The onions soaking in milk is a great tip. Thanks.

  7. Usually I’m not big on seafood sandwiches, but after seeing this I have to try it.

  8. That is one delicious sandwich my friends hope you enjoy

  9. I thought Tilapia isn’t good for u? I would make this with Swordfish or Cod!

  10. Whoever’s reading this, i pray that whatever you’re going through gets better and whatever you’re struggling with or worrying about is going to be fine and that everyone has a fantastic day! Amen

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