Crispy Fried Fish Burger Recipe (w/ tartar sauce and slaw)
This Crispy Fish Burger Recipe will be your go-to when you're craving something delicious! Panko crusted cod fillets are fried until golden brown and crispy. The whole thing is generously topped with a homemade tartar sauce recipe and an easy coleslaw. You're gonna love this one!
1carrot, peeled and julienne (thinly cut) or shredded
1pencil chili pepper, thinly sliced (or pinch of cayenne powder), optional
1green onion, minced
1tablespooncider vinegar(or regular white vinegar)
Other Suggested Garnishes
lettuce(to taste. I enjoy iceberg for this burger)
thinly sliced pickle(to taste)
sliced tomato(to taste)
hot sauce(to taste)
sliced cheese(to taste)
Crispy Fish Burger Recipe
Heat oil in a tall sided heavy pot or dutch oven to 360 degrees Fahrenheit (oil should come up about 2 to 3 inches). Note: Oil may drop in temperature when fish is placed in there, but try to keep it around that temperature.
Sift flour out on one plate and spread out. On another plate add panko with 1/4 teaspoon of salt as well as pepper, onion powder, paprika, thyme cayenne, and garlic powder. In a bowl, whisk egg. Lay to one side.
Cut cod into two equal pieces and pat dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
Dredge each piece of cod in flour, coating all around, shaking off excess.
Then, dip in egg, shaking off excess
Finally, dredge cod in panko bread crumbs, coating all around, pressing to adhere.
Gently lower each piece of cod into preheated oil, away from you, and cook about 3 minutes on each side or until cooked through, is opaque, and cod flakes easily with a fork.
When cooked, carefully remove cod from oil (I used a spider strainer so the oil drained through) and sprinkle with additional salt, if desired. Optional: Place cod on wire rack on baking sheet to drain any excess grease for a minute or two, if necessary (though, mine weren't greasy).
Place on buns (toast if you like) with tartar sauce and coleslaw (if using) or any of the other suggested garnishes. Enjoy!
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until well incorporated.
Simple Coleslaw Recipe
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, stirring to combine. Let sit while preparing burgers.
Use an oil with a decent smoke point, like canola or peanut.
Use a large high sided pot for cooking the fish. I use a heavy duty cast iron pot. Know what you're doing and always use caution when frying.
If doubling the recipe, don't overcrowd the pan! I like to cook no more than 2 pieces of fish at a time. And if you are cooking in batches, preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit to keep fried fish on a rack (that's placed on a baking sheet) while you are completing batches.
Speaking of cooking, the cook time will vary depending on the thickness of the fish. Just heat until it's completely cooked through, is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.
Things move quickly with these cod burgers. I recommend having everything prepared (i.e laid out and ready to go) before starting any cooking...that means firstly preparing the tartar sauce and coleslaw.
Recipe for coleslaw yields enough for two burgers with some slaw on the side OR enough coleslaw for 4 burgers.
Always ensure you are familiar with the manufacturer recommended operating instructionsand know how to properly/safely use any kitchen appliance/device/tool you are using.
Recipe for tartar sauce yields plenty for burgers with enough extra for dipping fries, etc.