Potato-Crusted Snapper Recipe
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Potato-Crusted Snapper Recipe

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You’ll reel in raves with this quick-fixing seafood supper that’s as pretty as a picture. The crispy potato-crusted fillets are so tender and tasty. “They’re great with steamed green beans and rice pilaf.” —Athena Russell, Florence, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed potato flakes
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 4 red snapper fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 368 calories, 17g fat (3g saturated fat), 126mg cholesterol, 424mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 37g protein.


  1. Place eggs in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine potato flakes and thyme. Sprinkle fillets with salt and pepper. Dip in eggs and coat with potato mixture.
  2. In a large skillet, cook fillets in oil in batches over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Potato-Crusted Snapper in Simple & Delicious October/November 2010, p22

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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