Copycat McDonald’s Filet-o-Fish Sandwich

(3 customer reviews)




Indulge in the savory nostalgia of a homemade classic with our Copycat McDonald’s Filet-o-Fish Sandwich recipe. Perfectly flaky fish encased in a golden, crispy coating, nestled between soft buns, and topped with tangy tartar sauce – every bite is a journey back to the comforting flavors of childhood. Recreate the iconic taste of McDonald’s at home, where quality ingredients and a touch of culinary finesse combine to elevate this beloved fast-food favorite to new heights.


  1. Prepare the Tartar Sauce:
    • Mix finely chopped dill pickles, onion, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper until well combined in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Prepare the Fish Fillets:
    • Pat the fish fillets dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture.
    • Season both sides of the fish fillet with salt and pepper according to your taste.
  3. Coat the Fish:
    • Set up a breading station with three shallow bowls. Place flour in the first bowl, beaten eggs in the second, and breadcrumbs in the third.
    • Dredge each fish fillet in the flour, shaking off any excess.
    • Dip the floured fillets into the beaten eggs, ensuring they are evenly coated.
    • Finally, coat the fillets with breadcrumbs, pressing gently to adhere the crumbs to the fish.
  4. Fry the Fish:
    • In a large skillet or deep fryer, heat vegetable oil to 350°F (175°C).
    • Carefully place the breaded fish fillets into the hot oil, working in batches if necessary to avoid overcrowding the pan.
    • Fry the fillets on each side for 3-4 minutes until they are golden brown and cooked through.
    • Once cooked, transfer the fillets to a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  5. Assemble the Sandwiches:
    • Lightly toast the hamburger buns, if desired.
    • Spread a generous dollop of tartar sauce on the bottom half of each bun.
    • Place a slice of American cheese on top of the tartar sauce.
    • Place a crispy fish fillet on top of the cheese.
    • Add a handful of shredded lettuce and a few slices of dill pickles.
    • Top with the remaining half of the bun.
  6. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Serve the Copycat McDonald’s Filet-o-Fish Sandwiches immediately, accompanied by your favorite sides like french fries or coleslaw.
    • Enjoy the satisfying crunch of the golden coating, the flakiness of the fish, and the creamy tanginess of the tartar sauce, all sandwiched between soft, pillowy buns.

3 reviews for Copycat McDonald’s Filet-o-Fish Sandwich

  1. Ukamaka

    I’ve been trying to incorporate more seafood into my diet, and this Copycat McDonald’s Filet-o-Fish Sandwich recipe was the perfect way to do it. The fish was perfectly seasoned and cooked to perfection, and the homemade tartar sauce was the icing on the cake. Plus, it was surprisingly easy to make!

  2. Idayat

    As a longtime fan of McDonald’s Filet-o-Fish Sandwich, I was skeptical that a homemade version could match up. But let me tell you, this recipe exceeded all my expectations! The fish fillets were flaky and delicious, and the homemade tartar sauce was even better than the original. Plus, it’s so much more satisfying knowing exactly what’s going into my food.

  3. Ben

    This Copycat McDonald’s Filet-o-Fish Sandwich recipe is a game-changer! The fish is perfectly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, just like the one you get at McDonald’s. The tartar sauce adds the perfect tangy kick, and the soft bun ties it all together. I made these for a family dinner, and everyone was blown away.

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