Open-Face Crispy-Fish Sandwiches

For this fried fish sandwich opt for a firm white fish such as haddock, cod, or catfish to ensure it holds up to the heat. If you need to fry in batches, keep your fried fish in a warm oven.

Open-Face Crispy-Fish Sandwiches
Photo: Blaine Moats
Total Time:
25 mins


  • cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 eggs

  • cup cornmeal

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 4 firm whitefish fillets (about 1 1/2 pounds)

  • 1 ½ cup vegetable oil

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon capers

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 4 1-inch slices Italian bread, toasted

  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced


  1. Place flour in a shallow dish. In another shallow dish whisk together eggs and a pinch of salt. In a third shallow dish combine cornmeal and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Lightly season fish with salt and black pepper. Dip fish into flour, then egg mixture, then cornmeal mixture to coat.

  2. In a 12-inch skillet heat oil over medium-high until it sizzles when a few cornmeal crumbs are added (about 350°F). Add fish to skillet, in batches if necessary. Cook 3 minutes on each side or until fish is golden and flakes when tested with a fork. Transfer to paper towels to drain.

  3. In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, capers and cayenne pepper. Spread over bread. Top with fish, onion, and additional capers. Makes 4 sandwiches.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

546 Calories
26g Fat
41g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 546
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 191mg 64%
Sodium 859mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 6.7mg 34%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 693mg 15%
Folate, total 118.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 33.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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