Surprise Coated Crisp Fish Filets

"Recently Baby Kato published a recipe for Crusty Baked Chicken using potato flakes as the coating and I thought I'll bet this would be great on fish too. From that came this recipe. Thanks Baby Kato--I hope you try this recipe."
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  • Mix the potato, garlic, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper together.
  • Dip the fish in the egg then in the potato, coat well.
  • Fry on lightly greased pan until golden on both sides approximate time 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish.

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  1. Miss Annie in Indy
    Barb the instant mashed potatoes made a wonderful coating for my talapia. I used different seasonings but the potato flakes made all the difference, it browned up so nice and crisp. I may never use cornmeal again. Thanks for a great idea, I would never have thought to use instant potatoes this way. Definitely a keeper!
  2. OliveGreen69
    Great recipe. The fish was very good with the potatoes and the spices. I have put it in the oven at 425* for 15 minutes. I preferred the frying pan.
  3. mama smurf
    This is almost like my mom use to make only she didn't add all the herbs...this was DELICIOUS! I used tilapia and followed the instructions and I definately will make again. DH couldn't get enough and this is so simple and items I have in the pantry. I served with recipe#415600#415600 and a wedge salad. Thank you for posting and this is going into my Favorites of 2013. Made for Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup ~~ Jan-June 2013 tag game.
  4. Marie Nixon
    Very nice. Very mild. Very crispy.
  5. Debbb
    This had really good flavour! Even though I used a non-stick pan and took my time, the coating didn't adhere very well to my fish - I used sole (& a chicken breast for hubby).


  1. SammiCat
    Yum! This is great. I have tried it the way the recipe is written & I love it & then tonight I switched it up a bit & used the instant potatoes & cajun seasoning with a bit of salt & pepper. Really good. This is a great way to have crisp fish with very little added fat. All I did was spritz some olive oil in the pan & they came out crispy & brown. A keeper for sure, thanks Bergy!!



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