Potato Parmesan Crusted Tilapia with Browned Butter Wine Sauce

Parmesan Potato Crusted Tilapia

Potato Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

Potato Parmesan Crusted Tilapia with Browned Butter Wine Sauce

Preheat oven to 450°.

  • Have 4 tilapia fillets, thawed, dried with a paper towel and seasoned with sea salt.Camera 360
  • (Optional) Fried onion pieces, for serving

Potato Crust:

  • 1 pound gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  1. Boil potatoes 5 minutes in a 4 quart pot of water until potatoes are just done. Drain the potatoes.
  2. In a medium bowl add the potatoes, Parmesan, garlic, parsley, mayonnaise, salt and pepper. Mash until the potato becomes lumpy.
  3. Place tilapia fillets in a baking dish and top with the potato crust until the entire top of the fillet is covered.
  4. Bake 12 minutes on center rack. Then broil (on same center rack) for 3 minutes to slightly brown the potatoes.

Beurre Noisette (Browned Butter) Wine Sauce:

  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter (4 tablespoons), room temperature or softened (not melted)
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine such as a Chardonnay
  1. Brown the butter in a skillet on LOW heat. Occasionally stir the butter with the skillet. The browning takes time so be patient. Don’t increase the heat to brown faster – it will only burn. Keep stirring the butter until it turns a brown amber color.
  2. Once browned add the lemon juice and wine. Simmer uncovered for 5 minutes, then immediately remove from heat.
  3. Plate the tilapia topped with fried onion pieces. Spoon the wine sauce around the fish and serve.
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Beurre noisette (Browned butter)

Recipe adapted from The Pampered Chef.


11 thoughts on “Potato Parmesan Crusted Tilapia with Browned Butter Wine Sauce

  1. My wife and I just finished our dinner with tilapia and it was “restaurant quality”.

    Posted by TOM s. | January 1, 2015, 5:39 pm
  2. … I really shouldn’t look at this when I’m so hungry!

    Posted by wickedandweirdaroundtheworld | January 25, 2013, 8:03 am
  3. Now that’s a different topping & one I’m going to have to try. I love the idea of the onion on top too. Thanks for the tip on the browned butter sauce – I think my problem has been trying to rush it.

    Posted by dianeskitchentable | January 22, 2013, 10:31 am
  4. Wow, the tilapia looks so good! Perfectly done 🙂

    Posted by petit4chocolatier | January 21, 2013, 6:17 pm
  5. I think I will try this with local Triple Tail (black sea bas). Thanks!

    Posted by southbyse | January 21, 2013, 3:17 pm

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