Sunday, January 24, 2010

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia and Fried Red Potatoes

Tonight Hirsh and I tried two new dishes. The recipes were both from my Mom. Thanks Mom!

Fried Red Potatoes
We were getting bored with our rice and pasta side dishes, so we decided to try potatoes. These were relatively quick and easy. I bought the really tiny red potatoes since these tend to be more tasty than the bigger ones.

10 mini red skin potatoes halved
1 tbsp butter (smart balance)
Garlic powder, salt, pepper to taste

Cut potatoes in half and boil in salted water for 15 minutes. Drain. Melt butter in skillet. Add salt and garlic powder. Toss potatoes quickly to coat and then turn cut side down and fry for about 8 minutes until golden. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Difficulty: Easy
Hirsh's Rating: 7.5 (I think kraft mac and cheese will ALWAYS be his favorite side)
Debbie's Rating: 9

The potatoes turned out very flavorful and crispy. Yum!

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
We are normally salmon people, but we are trying to branch out on our fish since it is so healthy. So we decided to try tilapia.

0.8 lb tilapia (four pieces)
1/2 C breadcrumbs
1 1/2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
Butter (smart balance)

Spray foil with cooking spray and lay down fish. Combine breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese. Coat top of fish. Add a few more shakes of Parmesan. Top with little pieces of butter about 5 per piece. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

Hirsh's Rating: 8
Debbie's Rating: 8

The fish was very tasty and very easy/ quick to prepare. We will definitely do it again!


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  2. I am trying to comment and for some reason it is using the ID I use on Jezebel! :)

    Deb, this sounds delicious. If you have not yet tried Panko crumbs (Japanese breadcrumbs), I think you'll love them. They make a nice crisp coating!

  3. I have heard so much about Panko bread crumbs. I will have to give them a try! Thank for the idea!