Tilapia in a Potato Crust

Recipe by -Sylvie-
READY IN: 27mins


  • 12
    lb tilapia fillet, rinsed and dried
  • 2
    tablespoons lemon juice, fresh
  • 1 12
    lbs potatoes, peeled and grated
  • nutmeg, freshly grated, to taste
  • 3
    egg yolks
  • 3
    tablespoons flour
  • oil (for frying)


  • Season the tilapia filets with salt and pepper and sprinkle with lemon juice.
  • Place the grated potatoes into a cheese cloth or clean tea towel, fold all corners together and twist the top to squeeze out as much of the moisture as possible.
  • Season the grated potatoes with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  • Add the egg yolks.
  • Coat the fish filets with flour, making sure that any excess flour is shaken of.
  • Cover both sides of the filets with the poato mix, pressing it on lightly.
  • In a large non stick skillet heat some oil.
  • Fry the fish filet on one side until the potato crust is golden brown, then turn over and fry the other side until evely golden.
  • You might have to use two skillets or do this in batches, don't overload the skillet.
  • Serve with a fresh salad on the side for a wonderful meal.