Potato-Crusted Tilapia


A very simple but tasty recipe, great when having company over.

potato crusted tilapia on plate with salad
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 tilapia fillets


  • 1 cup precooked shredded potatoes

  • 1 shallot, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon honey mustard

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 4 teaspoons mayonnaise

  • 4 tilapia fillets

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges


  1. Combine shredded potatoes, shallot, honey mustard, red pepper flakes, garlic salt, and black pepper in a bowl. Spread each portion of fish with 1 teaspoons mayonnaise and top with 1/4 the potato mixture, pressing onto the fish.

  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Carefully place fish in the skillet, potato-side down and cook until crispy and browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn fish over gently, reduce heat to medium, and continue cooking until fish flakes easily using a fork, 4 to 5 minutes more.

  3. Serve fish with lemon wedges.

Cook's Notes:

Look for precooked shredded potatoes in the grocery, or use frozen hash browns and just let them defrost.

Be gentle when flipping fish, as it can easily fall apart.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

228 Calories
9g Fat
14g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 228
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 317mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 27mg 136%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 679mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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