I love shatteringly crisp fried fish. The only thing that makes it better is a great side so I've gathered up over 40 of the best side dishes for fried fish. From classic side dish recipes to dips, veggies, southern sides, and a few unusual choices, you'll find just what you're looking for in this list.
Most Popular Side Dishes
The most popular sides for classic, crispy fried fish are French fries, coleslaw and tartar sauce. Southern traditions call for hush puppies, collard greens and corn on the cob. If you're in South America, fried fish is often wrapped in a tortilla and topped with fresh salsa.
Psst! Looking for a great fried fish recipe? Check out panko crusted Crispy Fish Katsu, cornmeal coated Fish, or spicy broiled Easy Tilapia without coating.
I've separated these recipes into the type of side dish they are. If you know what you're looking for, use the jump to links to go straight to the category of side dish you want. Serving a variety of side dishes makes your dinner more exciting so let's get cooking!
Along with all of these yummy recipes, there are some quick and easy ways to round out your fried fish dinner. Don't forget lemon wedges for a fresh squeeze of lemon juice, sour cream for a quick and cooling dip, or some store bought horseradish or seafood sauce. You can even bake up frozen onion rings or open a bag of crunchy potato chips.
Coleslaw and Salads
Crunchy and crisp, fresh salad is always a perfect side dish for fish. Check out all the different ways to make coleslaw! No need for a boring salad, these are tried and true, boldly flavored recipes that are the easiest ways to add vegetables to your meal. A plain green salad with Italian dressing is a good choice too.
Avocado fries, sweet potato fries and zuchinni fries?! These are a fun and crispy twist on classic French fries that are also a healthier option.
Twice baked, spiced, fried and French fried, here are the best potato recipes to pair with your fried fish dinner.
Sauté up some collard greens with a little onion, garlic and olive oil, bake up some hush puppies and boil or roast corn on the cob for a dinner full of comfort food.
So many delicious sauces to choose to dip your fish in! Tangy, classic tartar sauce, elegant garlic aioli, spicy baja sauce or go healthy with a fresh, lime juice spiked salsa.
Last but not least, serve a refreshing drink with some great acidity. In addition to these fabulous cocktails, cold light beer, crisp white wine, and freshly squeezed lemonade are all good drinks to serve at your dinner party.
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Cheers friends! Sabrina
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