Crispy Fish Tacos with Hoisin Tartar Sauce

April 30, 2021

“Panko-breaded fried-fish tacos with hoisin tartar sauce make this crispy fish taco recipe a unique treat,” Lea Ann Brown says. “Incredible with flavor, [this is] a recipe from Hankook Taqueria in Atlanta.”


In a bowl, whisk the mayonnaise with the hoisin sauce, pickle relish and lemon juice. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and white pepper. Seal the bag and shake. Add the fish and shake to coat. Put the eggs and panko in separate shallow bowls. Dip the fish in the egg and then in the panko. Transfer the fish to a wax paper–lined platter. In a large, deep skillet, heat the oil to 350 degrees. Add half of the fish and fry over moderate heat, turning once, until golden, about 3 minutes. Drain the fish on a paper towel–lined platter. Repeat with the remaining fish. Serve the fish in the tortillas; top with the hoisin mayonnaise and desired toppings.

Recipe and photo provided by the Cooking on the Ranch blog, .


1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup hoisin sauce

2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish

1 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper

1 pound tilapia fillets cut into 4-by-1-inch strips

2 large eggs beaten

3 cups panko breadcrumbs

3 cups vegetable oil for frying

12 corn tortillas warmed

Suggested Toppings:

Shredded green cabbage, lettuce leaves, cilantro, sliced scallions, avocado and cilantro.