It seems like fish tacos are pretty popular these days. You can find them on the menu at just about any restaurant and there are plenty of versions to choose from. I have been making these for awhile and I have tried several different recipes/versions of them over the years. The first time I made them using a tempura batter. The flavor was good but I could never get them crispy enough. This time though, I think we have a clear winner! These went perfect with the Mango Cole Slaw and Fresh Pico de Gallo. It was the perfect blend of flavors.
I think I have mentioned this before, but I just love frying things in Avocado oil. It is more expensive that regular oil, but the health benefits are so much better than regular frying oils. Whatever you fry comes out with a clean taste and is non greasy when you eat it. If you have never fried anything in it before, you should do some research on the benefits of using it and then pick some up and try it! And, just in case your wondering, it doesn’t make your food taste like avocados. 🙂
This recipe serves about 6-8 people. It is also gluten free if you use the corn tortillas instead of flour!
- 5 cod fillets (or whatever fish you prefer)
- two eggs
- corn starch
- salt and pepper
- cayenne pepper
- Old Bay seasoning
- flour or corn tortillas (corn if your on a gluten free diet)
- Mango Cole Slaw (clink link for recipe)
- Fresh Pico de Gallo (click link for recipe)
Cut each fish fillet straight down the center making two fillets and then cut each of those into about 8 pieces each. Just like this below, then set aside.
Ina medium sized, shallow bowl you will crack your eggs and whisk until blended. In another bowl, add about 1 1/2 – 2 cups of corn starch, Old Bay, salt and pepper and cayenne. You can just add in the other seasonings according to your taste preference. I didn’t measure any of this, I just kind of added it until you could see it in the corn starch mix. Use a whisk to blend it all together evenly.
While you are battering the fish, heat up your oil in a large skillet (or heat up a deep fryer). Dip your pieces of fish into the egg, coating well.
Then into the corn starch/seasoning mixture, coating well.
Then repeat that process again so that you get a double batter on the fish. You don’t have to do this, but I love the extra crunchy texture you get when they are fried.
Once they are all battered, you will drop them in the hot oil, being careful not to overcrowd the pan.
Cook them for about 3-4 minutes per side and then remove from oil and let drain on paper towels.
These are little bites of heaven! Once you get them all fried up, lay out your tortilla. I added 4 pieces of fish to each one.
Then top with the mango cole slaw and pico de gallo.
Then fold em’ up and enjoy the heck outta them!
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