Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

I'm not fond of fish, but even I like this dish. Tilapia is mild, and the spicy crust is very appealing. I like to make the crumb crust in bulk and freeze in meal sized amounts. Then this becomes a super quick weeknight meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Place tortilla pieces, pepper, lime juice, cilantro and spices in blender. Pulse until the mixture is uniform small crumbs. Spread on plate.
  3. Beat egg in shallow dish.
  4. Dip each fillet in egg, then in crumbs, patting crumbs to adhere. Place on baking sheet.
  5. Bake until fish flakes, about 15 minutes depending on thickness of fillets.


Most Helpful

Very good, however I changed it up a bit LOL I am somewhat like Sandra Lee when it comes to cooking LOL I crushed Hint of Lime Tostitos, added southwest seasoning, and fresh cilantro. I still followed the egg dipping and baking temp/time and it was delicious.

Fluffy215 January 23, 2011

I liked the idea of this recipe and added a few twists. I used black, red, green and white tortilla chips chopped with the cillantro and lime zest. Very eye apealing. I have tried this on tilapia, grouper, cod and snapper. For a little more zip add a pinch of chipotle. It is a WOW.

Nudist Chef February 25, 2008

Our local grocery store sells already prepared Tortilla Crusted Tilapia and I LOVE it, so I thought I'd try to find the recipe -- this is a pretty close match! I don't bake a lot of fish but this was very easy to prepare and super yummy -- not "fishy" tasting at all. Best of all? My picky 1 year old gobbled it up. That alone makes it worth 5 stars in my book!

amylou2 April 07, 2010

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