Crispy Fried Fish Sandwich

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10 min


20 min


4 servings

Crispy Fried Fish Sandwich

Photo: Jodi Pudge


  • 1 lb. tilapia , (2 large fillets), cut into 8 pieces
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups canola oil , (for frying)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup cold beer
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped green onion
  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 8 small soft hamburger buns


  • Pat fish dry with paper towels and season with ¼ tsp of salt.
  • Heat oil in a wok or wide, deep pan (you need the oil to be at least 1-in. deep) over medium heat to about 375F. Combine flour, baking powder and remaining ¼ tsp salt in a bowl, then whisk in beer to make a quick batter.
  • Dip fish in batter to coat and carefully place into hot oil (a pair of wooden chopsticks works great for this job). Fry fish for 4 min, turning halfway, or until batter is golden and fish is cooked through. Transfer to a rack over a baking sheet to drain.
  • Stir together mayonnaise, lemon juice, Dijon, sugar and green onion.
  • Spread mayonnaise sauce inside each bun. Fill with fried fish and shredded lettuce.


This makes a delicious sandwich, but if your kids think fish on a bun is weird, or prefer to dip fish into sauce, go with chips and wrap in newspaper for a fun meal.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 700,
  • Protein
  • 38 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 66 g,
  • Fat
  • 30 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3 g,
  • Sodium
  • 991 mg.

Originally published in the September 2013 issue. Photo by Jodi Pudge.

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