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Baked Tortilla Crusted Tilapia

Baked Tortilla Crusted Tilapia is a light and healthy dinner idea with a crunchy tortilla and jalapeño crust full of spicy southwestern flavors.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Entree
Servings: 4
Author: Danielle Green

Ingredients

  • 4 Tilapia fillets thawed
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 c. whole grain tortilla chips
  • 1/2 jalapeño seeded
  • 1/4 c. cilantro
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes omit if you do not prefer much spice
  • lime wedges for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400°.
  • Add the chips, jalapeño , cilantro, garlic powder, chili powder and red pepper flakes to a food processor. Pulse the mixture until the tortillas reach a consistency of a small 1/8" flake.
  • Add the tortilla mixture to a medium bowl. In a separate bowl add the egg and whisk until light and frothy.
  • After patting the fillets dry with a paper towel, coat them in the egg wiping off any excess with your fingers. Then press the fillets into the tortilla mixture so one side is well coated. Place the fillets coated side up on a lined baking sheet. Use any remaining tortilla mixture to press onto the top of the coated fillets.
  • Bake at 400° 15 minutes or until the fish is cooked through. Serve immediately with Light Chipotle Tartar Sauce and/or lime wedges.