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potato encrusted fish

(7 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Kathy Williams
Rock Hill, SC

You can use frozen shredded potatoes, too. Just be sure to remove the excess water.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

The potato crust on the fish is golden-brown and perfectly crunchy. We may even like this more than a traditional batter used on fried fish. The contrast between the crispy potatoes on the outside and the warm, flaky fish inside is wonderful. For this recipe, we used cod, but any white fish will work (haddock, grouper, tilapia, etc). We also drizzled just a bit of lemon juice on top... so good!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(7 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For potato encrusted fish

  • 3 lg
    Russet potatoes, shredded
  • 1/4 c
    bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 4-6 oz
    fresh or frozen white fish such as cod or haddock, 1 inch thick or more
  • 3 lg
  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 c
    cooking oil

How To Make potato encrusted fish

  • Aluminum foil-lined baking sheet with non-stick spray.
    Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Lightly coat a sheet pan with cooking spray. If using frozen fish, make sure it is defrosted.
  • Bread crumbs and seasonings mixed into the grated potatoes.
    In a medium bowl, toss together the grated potatoes, bread crumbs, thyme, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Eggs, flour, and shredded potatoes in their own dish.
    In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. In a third bowl, add the flour.
  • Oil heating in a pan.
    In a frying pan, heat the oil over medium to medium-high heat.
  • Dredging fish and covering in shredded potatoes.
    Dredge the fish in the flour. Shake off the excess, then dip it in the egg and let the excess drip off. Crust the fish in the potato mixture, pressing to adhere.
  • Pan frying the fish.
    Add the encrusted fish to the hot oil. Cook to crisp and brown the potatoes. Flip and brown the other side. Drain on paper towels.
  • Finishing the fish in the oven.
    Place the browned fish on the greased pan and bake in the oven for about 5-8 minutes, or until cooked through.