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Deep-fried Butterfly Plapla

Deep-fried Butterfly Plapla

Let’s make it simple and crispy with this Binukadkad na Plapla fish recipe or Jumbo Tilapia. Perfect for any family meal or even for gatherings or house party menu. Forget those negative right up about this fish, just choose the right seller of this fish and your in for a very sumptous seafood dish.

This Plapla fish is super crispy and so easy to prepare, but guaranteed to be a hit to any family table! Ansarap..tulo laway ko just looking at this right now. Relate ka ba? Lets go ahead and schedule this recipe to your menu. Happy cooking!

What is Pla-Pla?

“It’s simply the name of a large tilapia fish! Tilapia is the general term for nearly a hundred species of cichlid fishes that are native to Africa. It’s a very popular fish in the Philippines, particularly since it grows very fast in the hot climate. Tilapia farming is quite an industry in the country.”  –About Filipino Food

Deep-fried Butterfly Plapla



  • 1 piece large plapla, cleaned well
  • Cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper
  • Barbecue sticks
  • Cooking oil for deep frying


  1. Rub or season Plapla fish all over with enough salt and pepper.
  2. Coat Plapla fish in cornstarch, remove excess cornstarch and deep fry in a shallow pot.
  3. Carefully slice the Plapla on both side to form the butterfly. You can use a skewer or barbeque stick to retain the fish shape before frying.
  4. Fry until brown and crispy over very hot oil.
  5. Serve with dipping sauce. Enjoy!