Panko-Fried Fish Tacos Recipe

Panko-Fried Fish Tacos Recipe
Fish Tacos

Maryse Chevriere

Fish Tacos

I'm not one to toot my own horn, but when it comes to making fish tacos, I'm boss. The secret? Using Panko breadcrumbs for the crust. It gives the fish a super crunch — perfect against the creamy avocado spread and tangy pickled onions.

Simply put: If you're in need of a celebrate-warm-weather dish, this is it.

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For the pickled onions:

Place the sliced onions in a medium bowl. Add in vinegar and warm water. Mix in salt and sugar and let stand until the onions have pickled slightly, about 30 minutes. Drain and set aside.

For the tacos:

Set up 2 shallow plates on your cooking station — in one beat the 2 eggs and milk, in the other, add the breadcrumbs with a healthy dose of salt and pepper. Dip each piece of fish in the egg wash to coat and then cover in breadcrumbs.

Add vegetable oil (about a ¼-inch deep should work, it should reach halfway up the side of the fish) in a large pan over medium heat. Add in the fish fillets to the pan (cook in multiple batches, about 4 pieces at a time, to avoid crowding). Cook for 2-3 minutes until golden brown, then flip the pieces over and cook for an additional 2 minutes. When each piece is ready, transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.

While the fish is cooking, beat the avocado in a small bowl — envision making a guacamole of sorts. Add lime juice and season with salt and pepper.

To serve, assemble a flour tortilla with 2 pieces of fish and top with the avocado spread, pickled onions, and grated cheese.


Calories per serving:

442 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Sugar Conscious, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 33g 51%
  • Carbs 25g 8%
  • Saturated 5g 24%
  • Fiber 4g 14%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 2g
  • Monounsaturated 21g
  • Polyunsaturated 5g
  • Protein 12g 24%
  • Cholesterol 53mg 18%
  • Sodium 507mg 21%
  • Calcium 149mg 15%
  • Magnesium 28mg 7%
  • Potassium 323mg 9%
  • Iron 2mg 9%
  • Zinc 1mg 6%
  • Phosphorus 188mg 27%
  • Vitamin A 43µg 5%
  • Vitamin C 6mg 10%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 12%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 11%
  • Niacin (B3) 3mg 14%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 8%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 75µg 19%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 9%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 6mg 29%
  • Vitamin K 9µg 12%
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