Wednesday, March 21, 2012

40 Meatless Meals Guest Post: Parmesan Tilapia with Salt and Vinegar Fries

Guest Post by Mrs. N.

Boiling the potatoes in a mixture of vinegar and water gives them a very bright and sour flavor; you can play with the ratio of water to vinegar to find the flavor you like most, but I've found the ratio given to be a good starting point. If you want to make these during warmer weather without having to turn on the oven, you can just as easily cook them on the grill - just watch them carefully so they don't burn.

Parmesan Tilapia
Serves 4-6.
  • 1-1/2 lbs. tilapia fillets
  • 3 tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp. milk
  • 1 cup panko crumbs
  • 2 tsp. dried dill
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan
Turn the oven on to 400 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment. In a shallow bowl whisk together the mustard, eggs and milk. In a separate dish combine the panko, dill and parmesan. Dip the tilapia in the egg mixture and then coat throughly in crumbs, space the fillets even apart on the cookie sheet and top them with any remaining crumb mixture. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the fish flakes easily, remove from the oven and let it rest for 5 minutes so that it holds together when you take it off the pan.

Salt and Vinegar Oven Fries
  • 3 lbs. red potatoes(or other waxy variety)
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • White vinegar
  • Water
  • Olive oil
  • Additional salt
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment. Slice the potatoes 1/4 inch thick and place them and 2 tsp. of salt in a pot. Cover the potatoes with a mixture of 2 parts water to 1 part vinegar and bring to a boil. Boil the potatoes for around 10 minutes or until they can be pierced with a fork but still give some resistance. Drain the potatoes thoroughly and spread in a single layer on the cookie sheet, brush both sides of the potato slices with olive oil and sprinkle the tops with salt. Bake for 20 minutes and then turn the oven to broil. Broil for around 5 minutes or until the tops of the potatoes are blistering and turning dark brown, flip the slices and broil for another five minutes, remove from the oven. Serve plain or with ketchup.

1 comment:

Jenny said...

Yum! Both of these sound excellent--especially the fries. Can't wait to try this.