Monday, October 26, 2009

Crispy Oven Tilapia

Another favorite in our house. Every Friday I try and get some fish into us, since we really should eat more. With my dad pretty picky, and my hubby not liking anything with a strong fishy smell, it tends to limit my options. Tilapia is a nice mild white fish that you can find just about anywhere these days. This recipe works with both frozen and fresh fish. Some recipes I have tried do not work as well with the frozen, it tends to get a little dry sometimes depending on how it is cooked.

This recipe is very simple and quick to put together.

1 pound or so of tilapia (fresh or frozen, defrosted)
Non-stick spray
1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
sprinkle of dried basil
2 cups crushed potato chips (actually made it one time with crushed soup crackers, too)
3 tbls of melted butter

Preheat the oven to 425. Spray a 9x13 pan with the non stick spray and arrange tilapia in a single layer in the pan (a little overlap isn't a big deal).

Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over the fish, and then just a little dried basil.

Then pour the 2 cups of crushed potato chip over the cheese and basil and spread so it covers the top in a layer. Drizzle the melted butter over the chips. And bake for about 20 minutes (more or less depending on the thickness of your fish).