Instead of Frying Fish

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 04, 2022
This quick recipe is one I discovered 20 years ago in a fund-raiser cookbook. Since my husband is an avid fisherman, I've put it to good use over the years. The crispy potato chip coating bakes up toasty brown, and the fillets stay nice and moist. —Sharon Funfsinn, Mendota, Illinois


  • 1 pound walleye, perch or pike fillets
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup crushed potato chips
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Cut fish into serving-size pieces. Place milk in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine the potato chips, Parmesan cheese and thyme. Dip fish in milk, then roll in potato chip mixture.
  2. Sprinkle a greased 9-in. square baking pan with bread crumbs. Place fish over crumbs; drizzle with butter. Bake, uncovered, at 500° for 12-14 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounce-weight: 270 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 119mg cholesterol, 314mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein.