Crispy cod with tartar sauce


Crispy cod with tartar sauce is a lovely weekday meal that's ready within 20 minutes. Nothing beats homemade sauce, don't you think?

20 minutes 2 people Main course
Crispy cod with tartar sauce


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  • 2 cod fillets
  • 2 eggs
  • about 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • optional: 3 small pickles
  • pepper and salt to taste
  • all-purpose flour
  • bread crumbs (optional flavored with herbs)
  • optional: salad and fries or pasta for serving
Crispy cod with tartar sauce ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • medium-sized bowl
  • small pan
  • 3 deep plates or bowls
  • large skillet


20 minutes 2 people Main course

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Preparation -- 10 minutes

BOIL 1 of the eggs for about 8 minutes and then peel the egg. Meanwhile CHOP the pickles into small pieces. PEEL and finely chop the shallot. Finely CHOP the parsley and chives and combine them with pickles, shallot, lemon juice and mayonnaise.

Use a fork to create small pieces of boiled egg and stir them into the sauce. SEASON with pepper and salt. 

Crispy cod with tartar sauce
Crispy cod with tartar sauce

Finishing the crispy cod with tartar sauce -- 10 minutes

SEASON the fish with pepper and salt. COAT the fish with a small layer of flour, then a beaten egg and for the last step the bread crumbs. HEAT oil in a large skillet and fry the fish for a few minutes on each side.

The exact time depends on the size of the cod fillets. SERVE with tartar sauce, salad and fries or pasta. Enjoy!

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