Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Potato/Crouton Crusted Tilapia

Jennifer S.


4-6 tilapia fillets (or whatever white fish you prefer)Still frozen, it keeps fish more moist when fried or baked frozen
1/2 to 1 cup instant potato flakes
1/2 cup crushed croutons (your favorite, I use garlic and herb)
Oil for frying or follow the baking directions

Set up your dredging station by putting the potato flakes and croutons in a dish
Run frozen fish under running water to wet both sides
Season both sides of the fish with salt and pepper or your spices of choice.
Dredge in the potato flakes/croutons, patting on extra until the whole fillet is coated, then lay on the wire racks.

To Fry:

Heat oil to 450 degrees
Place fish in oil, be careful it will splatter and pop since fish is frozen
Fry for 5-7 minutes a side, or until coating is browned and fish is cooked through.

To Bake:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Place fish (on wire rack) on to a greased cookie sheet
Bake for 10-14 minutes or until edges start to brown and fish is cooked through

Serve with lemon and tartar sauce if desired

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