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Restaurant-Style Crispy Fish Fillet with Tartar Sauce – Make it at Home!

Are you a fan of restaurant-style crispy fish fillets with tartar sauce? If so, then this blog is for you! Making your own crispy fish fillet with tartar sauce at home doesn’t have to be complicated. All you need are a few simple ingredients, a frying pan, and some step-by-step instructions – and voila, you can enjoy the same restaurant-quality meal right at home. In just a few short steps, you’ll be savoring tender and juicy slices of crispy golden goodness with homemade tartar sauce.

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How to Make Crispy Fish Fillets with Homemade Tartar Sauce

Making crispy fish fillets with tartar sauce is surprisingly easy! To start, you’ll need to prepare the ingredients. You’ll want to pick up some fresh fish fillets, a slice of lime or lemon, and any other desired seasonings like salt and pepper. As for the tartar sauce, you can make your own with mayonnaise, sweet relish, and a few other simple ingredients you might already have in your pantry.

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What is tartar sauce?

Tartar sauce is a condiment typically served with fried or grilled fish. It’s made from mayonnaise, sweet relish, and other flavorings like mustard and lemon juice. It adds an amazing zesty tang to any fish dish and it’s surprisingly easy to make!

Fish fillet and tartar sauce Origin

Fish fillets with tartar sauce have been a popular dish in Europe since the late 1800s. The original version of the recipe used cod and was served with a simple mixture of mayonnaise, capers, and lemon juice. Since then, it has evolved into the richer and more flavorful dish that we know today.

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Enjoy Restaurant Quality Fish Fillet at Home – It’s Easier Than You Think!

Making restaurant-style crispy fish fillet with tartar sauce in the comfort of your own home is easier than you think. With just a few simple ingredients and steps, you can enjoy the same restaurant-quality meal without ever leaving your kitchen. So grab your frying pan and let’s get cooking – you won’t regret it! Enjoy!


Crispy Fish Fillet with Tartar Sauce

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Course: Appetizers, SnacksCuisine: FrenchDifficulty: Easy


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Making your own crispy fish fillet with tartar sauce at home doesn’t have to be hard. All you need are a few simple ingredients, a frying pan and some step-by-step instructions.

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  • 1 kilo 1 kilo Cream Dory Fish Fillet (cut into cubes, preferred size)

  • 2 tbsp 29.57 ml Calamansi Juice

  • Ground Mixed Peppercorn

  • Sea Salt

  • 1 cup 128 g Corn Starch

  • 1 1 Egg (beaten)

  • Oil of Frying

  • Tartar Sauce
  • 300 grams 300 grams Japanese Mayonnaise

  • 30 grams 30 grams Capers in Vinegar (drained and minced)

  • 1 medium 1 medium Red Onion (peeled and minced)

  • 3 cloves 3 cloves Garlic (peeled and minced)

  • 2 tbsp 7.6 g Fresh Parsley (minced)

  • 1 tbsp 14.79 ml Calamansi Juice

  • 1 tbsp 12 g Brown Sugar

  • Ground Mixed Peppercorn

  • Sea Salt


  • Mix all of the Tartar sauce ingredients together in a medium bowl. If you want it to be smooth, mix it well or use a food processor.
  • Cut the fish fillet into cubes or any other shape you like. Use a paper towel to dry. Put into a clean bowl.
    Squeeze some calamansi juice and add salt and pepper. Mix it gently until it soaks up the juices.
  • Whisk the egg and set it aside.
  • Put the cornstarch in another shallow dish.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Fish fillets can be dipped into the egg mixture. Dredge the fillets in the cornstarch and make sure the fish is completely covered.
  • Dip again in egg and cornstarch to make it even crispier.
  • Fry each batch of fish in hot oil for about 4 minutes, turning once, until the fish is golden brown.
  • Drain with paper towels. Serve hot.

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