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Pan Fried Lemon Tilapia with Crusted Potatoes

Updated on June 19, 2013
5 stars from 3 ratings of Pan Fried Lemon Tilapia with Crusted Potatoes

Preparing an easy and elegant meal takes only half an hour with Tilapia. These pan fried Tilapia fillets are topped with a lemon sauce and served with vegetables and crusted potatoes. Creating a crust on potatoes without deep frying them results in potatoes that are crispy and crunchy on the outside but soft and creamy on the inside.

Pan Fried Lemon Tilapia with Crusted Potatoes
Pan Fried Lemon Tilapia with Crusted Potatoes | Source
Trim each potato lengthwise on two opposite long side to create a flat surface. If potato is too big, cut in half lengthwise to create two slabs. Peel off the skin.
Trim each potato lengthwise on two opposite long side to create a flat surface. If potato is too big, cut in half lengthwise to create two slabs. Peel off the skin. | Source
Add 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon butter to a nonstick frying pan. Arrange potatoes in the pan in one layer. Add 1/3 cup water. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and cook for 15 minutes.
Add 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon butter to a nonstick frying pan. Arrange potatoes in the pan in one layer. Add 1/3 cup water. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and cook for 15 minutes. | Source
When the potatoes are well browned on the underside, turn them over and cook over low heat, covered, for 10 more minutes or until they brown on the other side.
When the potatoes are well browned on the underside, turn them over and cook over low heat, covered, for 10 more minutes or until they brown on the other side. | Source
Cook carrots with 1/3 cup in a small pan for about 10 minutes or until carrots are tender.
Cook carrots with 1/3 cup in a small pan for about 10 minutes or until carrots are tender. | Source
Add baby corns and 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional). Season with salt and pepper.
Add baby corns and 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional). Season with salt and pepper. | Source
Season both sides of the fish fillets with salt, black pepper, garlic powder and paprika.
Season both sides of the fish fillets with salt, black pepper, garlic powder and paprika. | Source
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick frying pan. Add fish, cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Turn fillets over and cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes. Remove fish to a plate, keep warm.
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick frying pan. Add fish, cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Turn fillets over and cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes. Remove fish to a plate, keep warm. | Source
Add 1 tablespoon butter to the fish pan to make a sauce. Add chopped onion. Sauté for 2 to 3 minutes until translucent. Add fresh lemon juice. Taste and adjust seasoning. Pour sauce over fish fillets.
Add 1 tablespoon butter to the fish pan to make a sauce. Add chopped onion. Sauté for 2 to 3 minutes until translucent. Add fresh lemon juice. Taste and adjust seasoning. Pour sauce over fish fillets. | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6 medium potatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 carrots peeled and sliced
  • 1 canned baby corns drained
  • 6 Tilapia fillets
  • Paprika, garlic powder
  • 1 fresh lemon
  1. Trim each potato lengthwise on two opposite long side to create a flat surface. If potato is too big, cut in half lengthwise to create two slabs. Peel off the skin. Add 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon butter to a nonstick frying pan. Arrange potatoes in the pan in one layer. Add 1/3 cup water. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and cook for 15 minutes or until all the water is gone. When the potatoes are well browned on the underside, turn them over and cook over low heat, covered, for 10 more minutes or until they brown on the other side.
  2. Cook carrots with 1/3 cup in a small pan for about 10 minutes or until carrots are tender. Add baby corns and 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional). Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Season both sides of the fish fillets with salt, pepper, black pepper, garlic powder and paprika. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick frying pan. Add fish, cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Turn fillets over and cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes. Remove fish to a plate, keep warm. Add 2 tablespoons butter to the fish pan to make a sauce. Add chopped onion. Sauté for 2 to 3 minutes until translucent. Add fresh lemon juice. Taste and adjust seasoning. Pour sauce over fish fillets.

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      lemonkerdz 4 years ago from TRUJILLO, PERU

      Very nice recipe, i can't get Tilapia here in peru but i guess i could get a white fish and use the same recipe.

      Feeling hungry now but will have to wait for fresh fish to come in first.

      Thanks for your work

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      Bake Like a Pro 4 years ago

      Thank you for stopping by lemonkerdz. You can certainly use any kind of white fish you have available in Peru. I personally like tilapia because it doesn't taste as fishy but any fish would work just fine.

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      This is just what I need! I like talapia but getting tired of same old recipe. So delighted to find this one and will put it to good use. Rated up and across (not funny) and will share on pinterest, FB, twitter and more. 5 stars!

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I'm glad Audrey shared this recipe-I saw it in the newsfeed and was intrigued. Thanks for a new recipe-I'll be trying this recipe on the w/e. UP/U

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      Bake Like a Pro 4 years ago

      You're very welcome Denise. You can use shallot or onion for the sauce and can chop some fresh herbs and add it last minute to brighten the sauce. I hope you enjoy it :)

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I love the recipe. It sound delicious. Wow...I'll share with my mom. I hope she want to make it for me. Voted up and yummy!

      Prasetio

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Yummy! I love tilapia and this is another recipe for me to try next time I find tilapia in the market. Thanks for sharing;-)

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      Bake Like a Pro 4 years ago

      I hope your mom makes this dish for you Prasetio30. Thank you for sharing and voting. I appreciate it :)

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      Bake Like a Pro 4 years ago

      You're welcome Thelma. If you can't find tilapia use any other fish available. Thank you for stopping by and sharing :)

    • Om Paramapoonya profile image

      Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago

      Sounds delish! Quite a few people I know don't like tilapia, but I think it's a great choice of protein to use and can be amazing if cooked right. Thanks for this lovely recipe. I'll try it sometime :)

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      Bake Like a Pro 4 years ago

      You're very welcome Om. Any other fish can be substituted for this recipe like halibut, trout or cod. Thank you for visiting and your comments :)

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      Modern Lady 4 years ago from Chicago, IL

      This looks delicious! I've always found cooking fish a little tricky. This looks quite easy. I will have to try it!

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      Bake Like a Pro 4 years ago

      It is easy Modern Lady, give it a try. Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend :)

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I do love tilapia and those potatoes look so good! I think the lemon would really add to this flavor and love the add of baby corn and carrots. What more could you want?

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      Bake Like a Pro 4 years ago

      Exactly teaches12345 :) You get your veggies, starch and protein in one meal. Well thank you for stopping by. I appreicate it.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      It sounds a lovely combination of vegetables and the seasoning must have such good flavors.

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      Bake Like a Pro 4 years ago

      Fish is good for you and with this recipe you get a balanced and complete meal.

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