Crispy Grouper Sandwich

(from cokerlj’s recipe box)

THIS WAS RESTAURANT WORTHY! I found this recipe on the internet…I had some nice grouper. They did not give amounts unless I joined their site so I “winged” the sauce. My husband was IMPRESSED! So was I!
I think this would work good for Snapper, red or black Drum, Catfish, many other fish.

Source: Linda Coker

Categories: Fish, Sandwiches


  • A nice piece of Grouper sliced 1 inch thick.
  • A Hoagie bun or I used a Bonillo Bun.
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • I think some thinly sliced red onion would be nice.
  • -
  • For Grouper:
  • Flour
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Panko Bread Crumbs
  • -
  • For Sauce: (I winged it...went by taste. It was damn good! We think it would be a great "tarter sauce" for fried fish.) All amounts are approximate depending on number of sandwiches you make.
  • 1/2-2/3 cup Hellman's Mayo
  • 1/4 cup approx. sour cream
  • 2-3 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1/4+ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (Tony's)
  • Dash of hot sauce
  • juice from a wedge of lemon
  • 1 small-medium jalapeno (I tried to "char" it, but ended up just removing seeds and finely mincing it...about 1 tablespoon.)
  • 2-3 tablespoons finely diced celery


  1. First char your jalapeno, let cool, remove seeds and mince.

  2. Mix together all the other ingredients in a small bowl.

  3. Add diced celery and jalapenos. Set aside in fridge.

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  5. Slice grouper 1 inch thick, salt. Dredge in flour, egg wash (using the egg and milk). Then roll in Panko bread crumbs.

  6. Fry until done, place on paper towel to drain.

  7. Build your sandwich: Put some sauce on one side of bun. Layer lettuce, tomato, onion if desired. Top with nice pieces of fried grouper. Drizzle a little extra sauce on the groper.

  8. Serve with a lemon wedge for those who like to add a little lemon on their fish.

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