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Amazing crunch with a Cajun kick!

Last updated 5 years ago

Zapp's Potato Chips began making there slow kettle cooked bags of greatness in 1985.  Ron Zappe, owner of Zapp's Potato Chip Company, wanted to bring the flavor of Louisiana to the chip world, so he came up with the Cajun Crawtator, now known as the Nations first spicy chip!  

Not only are these purely delicious chips great with a sandwich or as a party snack, but they also give a crazy good crunch to your food when used in a batter.  Yep, that's right! Cajun Crawtator Tilapia (or other white flaky fish, even chicken)  is crunchy spicy awesomeness!

Cajun Crawtator Tilapia



  • 1 1/2 pounds of tilapia
  • 3/4 cup flour in a shallow dish
  • 1 egg & two egg whites – beaten and placed in a shallow dish
  • 2 – 3  ounces of Zapp's Cajun Crawtator Potato Chips – put in a zip top bag and crush them
  • non-stick spray


  1. Preheat the oven 375 degrees F.
  2. Rinse and dry fish which should be in reasonable sized pieces.
  3. Lay out your process
  • Dip fish in flour, coat both sides
  • Dip fish in eggs, coat both sides
  • Put fish in crushed Zapp's Cajun Crawtator Chips, coat both sides
  • Place fish on platter or foil to await oven

Once you’ve done that, spray the pan with non-stick spray or cover with oil to coat lightly. Stick the pan in the hot oven for five minutes, clean up the mess from the prep, then remove the heated pan, quickly arrange the fish leaving space in between the fillets for even cooking. (I have to make two batches). Put it in the oven for ten minutes, turn it and put it in for 5 more. As an option, you can turn the oven to broil for a few minutes at the end to ensure crispiness.

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