It’s backyard cookout season! Need any ideas for what to bring to your family reunion? Need an easy dinner for those summer nights? Just need a little fish in your diet? Worry no more!
I fell in love with this recipe because it’s super easy, but I also love excuses to use dill (thank you, fish). I used yellow onion and green bell pepper in this dish because I love the extra sweetness. I hope you do too!
Russet Potato – 2, whole
Crisco (or other baking fat) – 2 TB
Butter – 1 TB
Yellow Onion – 1/2 of whole, small chop
Green Bell Pepper – 1, small chop
Tilapia – 2 fillets, whole
All Purpose Flour – approx. 1 c.
Salt – 3 tsp.
Ground Black Pepper – 5 tsp.
Hungarian Paprika – (enough for a generous sprinkling!)
Dill, Fresh – 2 TB, minced
Garlic – 1 clove, minced
Egg – 1, whole
Whole Milk – 1 c.
Bread Crumbs – 1/2 c.
- Clean and boil potatoes until they’re soft enough to cut. Allow to cool slightly, then peel and give them a large chop.
- In a skillet, saute green bell and onion in 1 TB of Crisco.
- Clean and pat dry the tilapia fillets. Flour both sides, then fry up in a skillet with the other TB of Crisco.
- In a shallow glass baking dish, spread all of the chopped potatoes in the bottom. Sprinkle 1 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. pepper, 1 TB dill, 1/2 of the garlic, and a generous portion of Hungarian paprika over the potatoes.
- Add all of the green peppers and onion on top. Sprinkle the same amount of spices over your veggies.
- Place both tilapia fillets on the top of the layers. Over each fillet, sprinkle 1/2 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. pepper.
- In a bowl, whisk together the egg and milk. Pour the mixture over your ingredients so the liquid fills in all the spaces under the peppers, onions and potatoes.
- Sprinkle bread crumbs evenly over the whole dish. Give one more generous shake of Hungarian paprika over the top, as well.
- Place small dollops of butter in an even amount on top of each tilapia fillet.
- Loosely cover the baking dish with a piece of foil. Bake in an oven at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until the filling is baked through and the fish fillets turn slightly golden.
Serve with a glass of crisp, white wine on a patio!
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