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A fried redfish sandwich with coleslaw and pickles on a bun.

Fried Redfish Sandwich

This spin on a fried fish sandwich will satisfy any crispy craving. Redfish is used here, but this works with any white fish.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • Deep Fryer or deep frying pan


  • 4 fillets redfish about 2 lbs
  • oil for frying
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tbsp hot sauce I use Louisiana Hot Sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp pickle brine
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp Cajun seasoning I use Cajun Ninjas

For the tartar sauce

  • ½ cup real mayonnaise
  • ½ cup dill pickles finely chopped
  • tsp dill pickle juice
  • 1 tsp dill freshly chopped
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • tsp black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 tsp hot sauce


  • coleslaw
  • pickles
  • tartar sauce
  • Hawaiian burger buns


  • If your fish is still “on the half shell” (skin still on), filet the meat. Cut the fillets into square, sandwich-sized portions to be fried.
  • Heat a deep fryer, or frying pan filled with oil, to 375 degrees
  • Mix the buttermilk, hot sauce, eggs, and brine in a shallow dish, such as a pie dish. In a separate shallow dish, mix together flour and Cajun seasoning.
  • Pat fish fillets dry with a paper towel
  • Dredge the fish through the egg mixture and then coat in flour mixture. Repeat this to get a good thick breading on your fish.
  • Cook fish for 3 minutes or until completely cooked and golden brown.
  • In a bowl, combine all tartar sauce ingredients. Toast buns if desired. Then, assemble your sandwich. Enjoy!
Keyword Fried, Redfish, White fish
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