Spicy Potato-Crusted Tilapia

READY IN: 40mins
YIELD: 1 fillet


  • 4
    tilapia fillets (about 13 oz.)
  • 2
    cups Simply Potatoes® Shredded Hash Browns
  • 1
    (1 1/4 ounce) package taco seasoning
  • 12
    teaspoon dried cilantro (or 1/2 tbsp fresh)
  • 14
    teaspoon cumin
  • 3
    egg whites
  • 2
    tablespoons green onions (finely chopped)
  • 12
    teaspoon chili powder
  • 18
    teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 12
    teaspoons salt (divided)
  • 1
    medium lemon (cut into wedges) (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Mix taco seasoning, cilantro, cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper and 1/2 tsp salt in a large plastic baggie.
  • Place tilapia fillets in baggie and shake to coat evenly.
  • Let tilapia marinate in baggie for at least 10 minutes.
  • Place egg whites in shallow bowl.
  • Mix hash browns, green onions and 1 tsp salt in a dish.
  • Dredge tilapia fillets in egg whites and place in a single layer on a cookie sheet that is liberally coated with cooking spray.
  • Top each fillet evenly with hash brown mixture and press into fish to set.
  • Spray tops of fish with cooking spray.
  • Cook in pre-heated oven for 16 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  • Turn oven to broil and continue cooking for 4 minutes.
  • Serve with lemon wedges and squeeze onto fillets before eating if desired. (optional).