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Crispy Panko Fish Tacos

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Crispy Panko Fish Tacos

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  • 1 1/2 lb. white fish fillets (boneless skinless, choose a firm white fish like cod or halibut)
  • 15 corn tortillas (for serving)
  • grapeseed oil (or oil with a high smoke point for frying)
  • 1 1/2 cups beer (or substitute seltzer water)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 avocados (ripe, thinly sliced)
  • 2 tomatoes (seeded and diced)
  • lime wedges (Fresh, for garnish, optional)
  • fresca (salsa)
  • chopped cilantro (fresh)
  • jalapeno (or hot sauce for a kick)
  • 1 cup sour cream (or 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup mayonnaise)
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice (or more to taste)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp. lime zest
  • salt (to taste)
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    Calories280Calories from Fat110
    Total Fat12g18%
    Saturated Fat3g15%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat110
    Total Carbohydrate31g10%
    Dietary Fiber5g20%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C30%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Hume a year ago
    These were the best fish tacos I had ever made!! I didn’t have cod but used Sole fillets. Much thinner fish so they cooked up real fast and crispy!! Next time I will use cod! Definitely recommend this recipe!
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    Blake Pryor 2 years ago
    This double batter works really well amd comes out light but crunchy. The sauce is the tricky part as it can go wrong fast but turns out great if you get it right. I did low-fat sour cream and low-fat Mayo to attempt to cut calories and it worked fine
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    Your Grace 2 years ago
    This was a big hit at my house. Left out the cayenne. Used halibut. Definitely in “the rotation” now.
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    Budd 2 years ago
    Amazing...followed the recipie as written. Had a lot of left over batter tho. My husband said it was the best fish taco he ever had!
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    Helana Bourgeois 2 years ago
    We used tilapia. Turned out pretty good! The fish was nice and crispy, which I love 😊
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    Jared Korby 2 years ago
    cant wait to use this recipe again
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    Tina Engel 2 years ago
    So crispy! Made with halibut! Awesome!
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    Alberto Galvan 2 years ago
    Great recipe! The tacos turned out perfect! I added a mango salsa to the tacos and they were amazing. I actually used tilapia instead (because that’s what was at hand) and was afraid that it wouldn’t hold when frying, but it actually turned out great and the texture was perfect. Will for sure keep using this recipe in the future.
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    Mama C 2 years ago
    Umm...UH-MAZING! Made a slaw out of coleslaw mix, lime juice, olive oil, scallions, and cilantro. That with the sauce made this dish for me. Sooo good!
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    Mary Ann M. 3 years ago
    Wowza. Time consuming but so good. I now can really appreciate fish tacos, at a restaurant! Consider using less liquid cus I had to add more flour (but I also used sparkling water, not beer). Put your oil in a deep pot, so not to get splattered oil all over. Used plain yogurt instead of sour cream. Cabbage not necessary. Combo of every thing, superb!☆
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    Sean S. 3 years ago
    Turned out great. Used Atlantic cod and about 2.5 minutes per side was perfect.
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    Daniel’s 3 years ago
    In one word...Fantastic! This is now my go to for anything fish fried. The Panko bread crumbs with the batter was a huge hit! I also seasoned the fish to compliment the batter. I made fish tacos and used a combination of cod and flounder filets. All of it was gobbled up. Thanks for a great recipe!!
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    Paulie 4 years ago
    This is a really good, crisp and crunchy breading! I went to this recipe today just for the batter because I was deep frying 7oz Cod fillets for dinner. I like the crunchy texture. I found a recipe on Yummly for a mango salsa to pair with it, and voilà!!
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    Very tasty! Breading was very good. I would use it for other dishes with fish or chicken.
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    Mary Spurr 4 years ago
    Excellent! Found halibut pieces and ends at a reasonable price at our local fish market. The sauce was excellent. Fresh salsa Fresca with ingredients picked out of the garden, cabbage and avocado put this fish taco over the top. Thank you for the recipe!
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    Jen Piasecki 4 years ago
    this was delicious, would make it again
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    Ornella Hanoun 4 years ago
    big hit in my home! Used halibut and added some more seasoning to the sauce!! yummy!!
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    Annette B. 4 years ago
    I have a few substitution to cut my prep time, like fresh guacamole from the grocery store but other than that were great. I could have increase seasoning to batter by about 1/2.
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    Paul Jones 4 years ago
    Made the tacos for my family very unsure if they would like it. It was a huge hit. I used swai fish insread of cod. Flavor was great. My son said this recipe is a keeper!
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    Lord Poopy Pants 5 years ago
    Was just alright. Will try to make it again. The wife enjoyed it more than I did. However there were leftovers. So I gauge a good meal by the amount of leftovers
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    brooke james 5 years ago
    Delicious! I liked the tips about using 2 different hands for batter & panko.
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    Tamrah C. 5 years ago
    fish turned out fantastic. Changed up the dressing and sides a bit but excellent way to prepare cod.
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    Dani Rice 5 years ago
    Great recipe! My family really enjoyed it!
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    Sam Rosiek 6 years ago
    Excellent ...salted the fish as others have indicated. Added some extra sides and whole family liked it. Was a bit time consuming but taste was worth it. Sauce was nice made a broccoli carrot and red cabbage slaw
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    T 4. 6 years ago
    Great recipe. Easy to make recipe. In addition to seasoning the batter, I recommend seasoning the fish as well prior to adding to the batter. I also decided to make a slaw with the cabbage.