Fried fish is so common in the South; fishing is popular and the fish fry’s are rampant. I am from the South, but have some how managed to not like fish fry’s and to stay under the radar. I eat hushpuppies and some coleslaw and say I’ve had enough fish and no one seems to notice. Well, that is except my husband he loves fried catfish, specifically, and when we went to one of his favorite places to get fried fish, I ordered steak. He finally managed to pry it out of me that I in fact have never tried it. Anyway, all this talk of fried fish, I still don’t like it, but these crispy baked fish sandwiches, now that is a different story.
Fish is also common during the Lenten season on Fridays. We eat lots of fish (not catfish) around here, so just check out seafood category in the recipe index tab.
These fish sandwiches are so quick to make, far under 30 minutes. You bread them in some seasoned panko and bake. While they are baking, you make a quick sauce. You really want to have the sauce on these sandwiches, it is the best and makes the sandwich. I can’t wait to make these sandwiches again, they are definitely a winner in our house.
Source: A Taste of Home Cooking, originally Sparks From the Kitchen
For the Fish:
1 Large Egg White, beaten
1 cup of Panko
1/4 teaspoon of Paprika
1/2 teaspoon of Onion Powder
1/2 teaspoon of Garlic Powder
2 filets of Tilapia, skin removed, 4 oz. each
1/2 teaspoon of Black Pepper
1/4 teaspoon of Kosher Salt
2 Sandwich Buns
For the Tangy Dill Pickle Sauce:
1/4 cup of Mayonnaise
2 tablespoons of Dill Pickle, finely chopped
1 tablespoon of Dill, fresh, and chopped
1 teaspoon of Fresh Lemon Juice
First, preheat your broiler to high and prepare a baking sheet. Cover the baking sheet with aluminum foil, place a baking rack on top of it and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Now, in a shallow dish, place the egg white. In another shallow dish, whisk together the panko, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder.
Next, mix the salt and pepper together in a 1/4 measuring cup and sprinkle over both sides of the fish. Dredge the fish in the egg and then the panko mixture, pressing firmly to get all of the crumbs on the fish. Place the fish on the baking rack.
Bake for 4 minutes and then flip the fish and bake for 4 more minutes.
While the fish is baking, make the sauce. Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl.
When the fish is done, place on the fish on the bottom of the bun and place the sauce on the top bun.
The Barbee Housewife