Crispy Fish Sandwich


  • 2 whitefish fillets (cod, tilapia, and halibut work well), cut in half (about 6 to 8 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup crushed buttery crackers
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Sandwich buns, your preferred variety
  • Lettuce
  • Cheese slices
  • Tartar sauce (see below)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 6 tablespoons dill pickle relish
  • 3 tablespoons minced onion
  • Salt & pepper, to taste

Cooking Instructions

Step 1: Pour the buttermilk in a bowl.  Season with salt & pepper, to taste.  In another shallow bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, panko, and Old Bay seasoning.

Step 2: Heat about 1 inch of oil in a large skillet to about 350 degrees F.  Season the fish with salt and pepper, then dip into the buttermilk and then into the cracker mixture.

Step 3: Place in the preheated oil and fry until golden and cooked through, about 2 minutes per side depending on the thickness of the fish.  Drain the fish on paper towels.

Step 4: To assemble the sandwich, spread the buns with tartar sauce.  Add lettuce, the fish, then top with a slice of cheese and more tartar sauce, if desired.

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