Photo: Romulo Yanes; Styling: Kaitlyn Du Ross
Hands-on Time
21 Mins
Total Time
28 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

What Makes It Great: Spiking tartar sauce with mint and capers improves the classic fish sandwich deliciously. Cutting the fish into a square shape helps it fit the bun better. Be sure to use a sweet onion, and soak it in ice water so that you get the crunch but no harsh bite.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl; stir in 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Set tartar sauce aside.

Step 3

Combine onion and ice water; soak 20 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

Step 4

Sprinkle remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt evenly over fish. Place flour in a shallow dish; place egg whites in another dish. Place panko in another. Dredge both sides of fish in flour; dip in egg white, and dredge in panko. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add fish to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Place fish on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 6 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Step 5

Spread about 4 teaspoons mint mixture on bottom half of each bun. Top each with 1 fish fillet. Arrange onion evenly over fish; top with 2 tomato slices and top half of bun.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

daneanp's Review

September 16, 2013
These were good; I used halibut because we prefer it. I think the rolls were a bit overwhelming. Next time would just use hamburger buns. I liked the sweet onion prep. And the sauces was good but had to make a traditional tartar sauce as well because DD won't eat capers. Served with baked fries and a fruit salad.

CupcakePrincess's Review

August 27, 2013
they were delish!

KathrynNC's Review

August 07, 2013
I used sturdy looking kaiser rolls and they stayed together alright, but I thought the taste was somewhat bland. The sauce by itself was great, but was hidden in the sandwich it seemed. I think I'll make the sauce again but need to change the application a little bit. Maybe thinner fish fillets? Skip the sandwich aspect all together?

mijenn2's Review

June 03, 2013
Zingy sauce, but pretty hard to make the sandwich stay together after everything's on. Next time, I'll get a sturdier bun or skip the bread altogether.

gastrocari's Review

July 08, 2014