Pan-Fried Fish Tacos with White Sauce

Deep fried fish tacos (I used Cod, it’s a nice firm fish that works best when making tacos)  I loved the sauce, it reminded me of the Tacos I use to order with my Parents when I was kid in down town Ensenada from the street carts.  That white sauce made the taco, I used Greek Yogurt in the sauce.   Loved it!!    Found this recipe at Serious Eats.

Pan-Fried Fish Tacos with White Sauce

– serves 3 to 4 –

For the white sauce:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried dill
Juice of 1 or 2 limes
Salt and pepper

For the fish tacos:
1 cup flour
1/2 red cabbage, sliced thinly
2 eggs
1 cup Panko
1 pound tilapia
1/2 cup canola oil
12 flour tortillas


1. Mix together the mayonnaise, yogurt, oregano, cumin, and dill. Mix in the juice of 1 of the limes and taste. If it is not acidic enough add some of the second lime juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

2. Dump the flour into a bowl. Whisk together the two eggs in a second bowl. Pour the Panko into a third bowl along with a pinch of salt.

3. Cut the Tilapia into 1 inch strips. Dry them as much as you can. Dip each piece first into the flour shaking the excess off, then into the egg, and finally coat in panko. Set finished ones on a wire rack while you dip the rest.

4. Meanwhile, pour the oil into a large skillet over medium heat. When it is hot, add enough fish to cover, but no more. Cook until golden browned, about 2 minutes per side. Set in an oven set on 200 while you finish the rest of the fish. It took me about 3 batches to pan fry all the fish.

5. Warm up some tortillas by cooking them for a few seconds on a dry iron skillet set over high heat. Serve with the white sauce and the sliced red cabbage.


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