Red Potato Crusted Fish

Recipe by Rita1652
READY IN: 20mins


  • 12
    teaspoon dried basil
  • 14
    teaspoon paprika
  • 14
    teaspoon garlic salt
  • 14
    teaspoon pepper
  • 1
    lb catfish (3 filets) or 1 lb tilapia fillet, washed and dried (3 filets)
  • 1
    small egg, lightly beaten
  • 1
    large red potatoes, sliced into 1/8 inch rounds so you can almost see th them
  • 2 -3
    teaspoons butter, plus
  • 2 -3
    teaspoons olive oil, to cover bottom of pan
  • 12
    lemon, juice of
  • 12
    lemon, sliced (to garnish)


  • Mix basil, paprika, garlic salt, pepper and rub into filets.
  • Brush fish with egg then place 6 slices of potato to cover fish.
  • Heat oil and butter in pan.
  • Gentle place potato side down in hot pan and do not move.
  • Place on top side six more slices of potato.
  • Cook till you see the edges are browning and the filtes move easily about 4-5 minutes.
  • Ever so carefully flip fish away from you.
  • Trying to keep the potatoes in place.
  • Fry for 4 more minutes.
  • Drain on paper towel.
  • Serve hot seasoned with salt,lemon juice and garnish with lemon slices.
  • Pan fry the one side then place the oven proof pan under the broiler to finish cooking and browning the top side.
  • So you don`t have to flip.
  • Just keep an eye not to burn it.