potato encrusted fish

★★★★☆ 7
a recipe by
Kathy Williams
Rock Hill, SC

Can use frozen shredded potatoes too. Just remove the excess water.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

The potato crust on the fish has a golden-brown crust that's nice and crunchy. Encrusting fish with shredded potatoes was different and we were pleasantly surprised at how much we liked it. We may like it more than traditional batter used on fried fish. The potatoes are perfectly seasoned and the fish is warm and flaky. 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
serves 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 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 or more thick
  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 3 lg
    eggs, beaten

How To Make potato encrusted fish

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