Potato-Crusted Arctic Char


Balanced dinners don’t have to be boring. A case in point is this quick recipe, which pairs arctic char fish and green beans with hash brown potatoes.

Potato-Crusted Arctic Char Recipe
Photo: Caitlin Bensel
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 serves

The "potato-crusted" part of this arctic char comes from hash browns, which create a crispy crust that coats each filet of fish, adding a delightful layer of decadence. This crust will work on a variety of fish. Choose an equal weight for the filets to keep cooking time similar.


  • 2 cups frozen shredded hash browns

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, divided

  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided

  • 4 6-oz. skin-on arctic char fillets

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 12 ounces green beans, trimmed

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • ¾ cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt


  1. Stir hash browns, 2 tablespoons chives, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper in a large bowl. Season fillets on both sides with 1 teaspoon salt and remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper. Brush flesh sides of fillets evenly with egg and gently press hash brown mixture to adhere.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Cook fillets, hash brown sides down, until golden brown and crispy, 6 to 7 minutes. Carefully flip and cook until cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, heat beans,butter, ¼ cup water, and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt in a large skillet over high until steaming. Cover and cook until beans are crisp-tender, about 3 minutes; discard cooking liquid. Serve fish with beans and yogurt and top with remaining 1 tablespoon chives.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

459 Calories
23g Fat
18g Carbs
45g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 459
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Cholesterol 150mg 50%
Sodium 857mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 45g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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