Fantastic Fried Fish Sandwich

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This Fantastic Fried Fish Sandwich is such a classic sandwich.  Simply bread some cod with lightly seasoned Panko bread crumbs, and you won’t believe the results.

Fried Fish Sandwich

You can bake these in the oven until nice and crisp, but if you want to go the traditional gastro pub route, then heat up some oil (vegetable, canola or peanut works just fine) to 365°F and then drop the breaded fish in for literally only a couple minutes, tops.  Drain on a paper-towel lined plate, and you’ve got a golden fried fish filet that is crunchy on the outside, and tender and flaky on the inside.  Perfection!

Of course, we recommend that you make your tartar sauce from scratch.  It’s really easy, and make all the difference in the world.  And the great thing about this recipe is its perfectly fine to tweak to your own taste.  We LOVE dill, so we add a little extra dill, if you not so much…then pull back on the dill.  Really, it’s no big dill!!

Fried Fish Sandwich

Then go with a nice brioche bun and lightly toast it to add to the flavor and texture profile.  A little shredded green lettuce, sliced tomato and pickles are just the perfect additions.

It doesn’t get much better than a fantastic Fried Fish Sandwich!

Fried Fish Sandwich

Talk about delicious!!

Fried Fish Sandwich

Fantastic Fried Fish Sandwich

These Fantastic Fried Fish Sandwich is one of the tastiest sammies on the planet. And literally only takes about 20 minutes to make. Flash fry the fish in some oil, and it doesn't come out greasy at all. We love using Panko bread crumbs, and double coating for extra crunch. Amazing!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fried Fish
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 465kcal


  • 8 oz cod go with the thinner sections, cut into 3" x 3" squares
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 cups Panko breadcrumbs Japanese bread crumbs*
  • 2 brioche buns or hamburger buns
  • Tartar sauce click for recipe, or use store-bought
  • Tomato sliced
  • Green lettuce shredded
  • Bread and butter pickles


  • Heat the oil to 365° F in a large sturdy skillet or pot
  • Lightly season the fish fillets with salt and pepper
  • Mix the egg and water together.
  • Place the flour on a plate, the egg mixture in a medium bowl, and the panko in a medium bowl.
  • Dredge each fillet, starting with the flour, shaking off excess.
  • Submerge fillet into egg mixture and then shake off excess.
  • Dredge the fillet into the Panko crumbs, helping the crumbs adhere with your fingers.
  • For extra crunchy, repeat this entire dredging process.
  • Place the fillets on a rack until ready to fry (can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours).
  • Carefully place the fillets in the hot oil, and fry until golden, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Remove fillets with metal tongs and place on paper towel-lined plate.
  • Split the buns and lightly toast.
  • Spread the tartar sauce on the bottom bun, then add the lettuce, two fillets, and top with tomato, pickles and top bun.


Calories: 465kcal
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  • 5 stars
    My husband and I made this yesterday for a late lunch. The only thing I did differently was I used 2 egg whites beaten with a little water till frothy. We have found that it works better with egg whites rather than the entire eggs beaten. Just our personal preference. I did mix salt pepper and lemon pepper with the panko for flavor. This entire method works out beautifully and makes the best and crispiest fish ever. We used Cod (and was shocked that the 2 frozen Cod fillets cost $10.00 !! haha). Thanks so much for this recipe an we wish you both the best of success!!!

    • Hi there!!! That is so wonderful to hear!! Sounds like you and your hubby had an absolutely wonderful lunch yesterday! Your modifications sound GREAT!! Thank you SO MUCH for letting us know and for the wonderful review! That truly means the world to us. Thank you again and please stay in touch!! All the very best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    OMG, This fish sandwich was a truly delightfull, yummy, crispy, tasty, better than any fish sandwich I have ever ordered from a expensive restaurant. The perfect texture, and the fish were not covered up with heavy batter. It was light and delicious. All the condiments were perfect. We could also do,at the same time, jumbo shrimp, butterflied, using the same batter, when we are entertaining, along with a beautiful ice cold green salad or coleslaw. Thanks
    again for all the wonderful, spot on, receipe’s.

    • That is so wonderful to hear! We wondering how it turned out for you. So sorry about this extra ingredient in the list of ingredients. Thankfully it wasn’t some obscure ingredient that you had to search the globe for! So glad you enjoyed it. We really love it, too. And yes! This is great for shrimp. It’s also great for fried veggies, too! Thanks again for letting us know! Keep ’em coming and we’ll keep sending you new recipes to try! xoxo Kris & Wesley

  • This fried fish sandwich made my mouth salivate immediately. LOVE the idea of the bread and butter pickles, and your choice of bread. Thanks for the delicious recipe for the tartar sauce. Going to make this very, very soon. You are also right about the dill, even fresh basil leaves, or a touch of fresh rosemary would add to this. I will comment on it, after, I make it. Thanks again

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