Filet O Fish Copycat – Toni’s Recipes

If you’re a fan of fast food fish sandwiches, you’ll love this copycat recipe for the filet o fish copycat sandwich. With a crispy, golden-brown coating and tender, flaky fish inside, this sandwich will satisfy your cravings. Plus, it’s quick and easy to make at home!

Why everyone loves this Fish Sandwich recipe

  1. It’s a perfect takeout dish- If you are tired of Mc Donalds and want to make fish sandwiches on your own, this is the reciep for you! Once you make these at home, you’ll bever be in the drive-through again.
  2. It’s Cheap to make- Instead of spending $7 on a Fish Fil O, you can make 6-8 Sandwiches for less than $20! (Seriously!)
  3. It’s Mouthwatering and Delicious-  It’s crunchy, the sauce is creamy and the bun is tasty!


  • Fish (Cod, Pollock or any White Fish)
  • Flour
  • Egg
  • Corn Starch
  • Spices
  • Beer (Another option is Sparkling Water)
  • Oil for Frying
  • Potato Buns
  • Mayo
  • Capers
  • Pickles
  • Lemon
  • Dill

FAQ for this Filet O Fish Copycat Recipe

Q: What is a fish filet sandwich?

A: A fish filet sandwich is a sandwich made with a breaded and fried fish filet, usually served on a bun with various toppings such as lettuce, tomato, and tartar sauce.

Q: What kind of fish is typically used for a fish filet sandwich?

A: The most commonly used fish for a fish filet sandwich is cod or haddock, but other types of white fish, such as pollock or tilapia, can also be used. Before you make this recipe, make sure to find your fish!

Q: What kind of cheese can you use for this recipe?

A: You can use American or Cheddar sliced for this recipe. After your done frying, you will melt your cheese and toast your buns.

Q. Can I make this recipe in the airfryer?

This recipe can easily be made in the oven or air fryer. Simply follow the same recipe but, after dipping it in the wet batter, dip it again in the flour before frying it at 400 degrees.

What Kind of beer do I use for a Copycat Filet O Fish?

The best beer to use is a blond beer, a pilsner, or an Ale. I love to use Modelo for this recipe, but you can also use Corona, la Rubia, medallion, and Stella Artois. Generally, beer is used for a crispy batter but you can also use sparkling water!

If you like this recipe try more of my Copycat Recipes, I love making Copycat Chipotle Steak and Shrimp Fried Rice

Filet O Fish Copycat Recipe

Filet O Fish Copycat Recipe

Delicious, crunchy, copycat Fish Sandwich

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 13 minutes

Course dinner

Cuisine American, Fish

Servings 4 sandwiches

Calories 601 kcal


  • 1 lb of white fish pollock, cod or whiting
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • ¼ cup flour

For the wet batter

  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cup cornstarch
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsps paprika
  • 1 tbsp old-bay
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tsps garlic powder
  • 2 tsps onion powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 14 oz beer ale, pilsner or lager beer! You can also use sparkling water!

For the Sauce

  • 1 cup mayo
  • ¼ cup pickles diced
  • 1 tsps pickle juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 2 tbsps dill chopped
  • ¼ cup capers
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • lemon zest
  • 1 tsp honey optional


  • 4 potato puns
  • 4 slices cheese Cheddar or American
  • 6 cups vegetable oil for frying


  • In a small bowl, combine mayo, capers, chopped pickles, lemon juice, lemon zest, dill, salt, and pepper. Mix well and set aside.

  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, corn starch, and spices. Gradually mix in egg, then whisk in beer or sparkling water until a thin batter forms.

  • Salt both sides of the fish with 1 tbsp of salt and slice into portions that fit inside your buns.

  • Heat up enough oil in a deep pan or fryer, until375°F for frying. it reaches 350-

  • Dredge each piece of fish in flour, dip in batter, and fry in hot oil for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown.

  • Slice your buns and add a slice of American or Cheddar cheese to the bottom half of each bun. Toast the buns in the oven or toaster oven until the cheese is melted and the buns are slightly crispy.

  • To assemble the sandwich, spread the sauce on the top half of each bun. Place a piece of crispy fish on top of the cheese on each bottom bun. Add some lettuce and tomato if desired, then place the top bun on top and press down gently.


If your batter is too thick. Add more liquid!!

Keyword copycat, Fish Sandwich, Filet O Fish

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