Fried Fish Sandwich

Sandwich de Pescado Frito

Our Photographer Andrés used to have a cafe in the Bay Area and this fried fish sandwich was the biggest seller.

It isn’t a traditional Mexican recipe but the chipotle mayonnaise gives it some Mexican flavor. We wanted to share it with you because it is an outstanding sandwich.

Fish Sandwich with Sweet Potato Chips

If you choose a mild white fish, the sandwich has a great fish taste without tasting “fishy”. We used tilapia for this one.

Fried Fish Sandwich Ingredients

Preparing the Chipotle Mayonnaise

Start with one or two canned chipotle peppers.

Canned Chipotle Pepper

Finely Chop the peppers.

Finely Chopped Chipotle Pepper

Add one or two spoonfuls of the chopped chipotles to the mayonnaise and stir to incorporate.

Chipotle Peppers and Mayonnaise

Preparing the Fish

Season the fish fillet with salt and pepper on both sides.

Tilapia Fillet

Cook the fish in a well-oiled pan until nicely browned on both sides.

Frying Tilapia

Assembling The Sandwich

Start by pan toasting your bread. Toast both sides. Extra toasty is nice with this sandwich.

Pan Toasting Bread

Once the bread is toasted, spread the chipotle mayonnaise on one or both sides of the bread. Andrés prefers it with mayonnaise on only one side.

I love mayonnaise so it gets slathered on both sides. Since it’s his recipe, we prepared it his way.

Chipotle Mayonnaise on French Roll

After spreading the chipotle mayonnaise, place the fish on the bottom piece of your bread.

Fish Fillet on French Roll

Add the tomatoes.

Fish Fillet and Tomatoes on French Roll

Add two or 3 slices of avocado.

Fish Tomato Avocado

Add the bean sprouts.

Fish Tomato Avocado Sprouts

Top your sandwich.

Prepared Fried Fish Sandwich

Slice in half and serve with homemade sweet potato chips.

Fried Fish Sandwich

Making the Sweet Potato Chips

Remove the ends from the sweet potatoes and peel.

Peeling Sweet Potatoes

Slice the sweet potatoes as thinly as possible.

Slicing Sweet Potatoes

Put the sweet potatoes in boiling water and cook for two minutes. Drain the sweet potatoes very well.

Boiling Sweet Potatoes

In 1/2″ of preheated oil, fry the sweet potatoes until they have turned golden brown. Don’t overcrowd them in the pan.

You will have to cook them in 2 or 3 batches. Watch them carefully. They go from golden to burnt very quickly.

Frying Sweet Potatoes

When the chips are golden and crispy, drain them well on paper towels.

Fish Sandwich with Sweet Potato Chips
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Fried Fish Sandwich

Fried fish sandwich flavor boosted with chipotle mayonnaise. Topped with tomato, avocado and bean sprouts. A favorite at our photographer's Bay Area Cafe. (Sandwich de pescado frito)
Course Sandwich
Cuisine Mexican / American
Keyword Fish Sandwich, Fish Sandwich Recipe, Fried Fish Sandwich Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 402kcal
Author Douglas Cullen


  • 4 french rolls
  • 4 fish fillets about 4 ounces each
  • 2 Roma tomatoes plum tomatoes
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 small container of bean sprouts
  • 8 tbsps. mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp. canned chipotle peppers
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Finely chop 1 or 2 canned chipotle peppers.
  • Add 1 or 2 spoonfuls of the chipotles to your mayonnaise and mix well. Taste and add more chipotle if desired.
  • Pan toast each roll.
  • Slice the tomatoes and avocados.
  • Salt and pepper the fish on both sides.
  • Fry the fish in a well-oiled pan preheated of medium heat until nicely browned on both sides.
  • Spread the chipotle mayonnaise on your bread.
  • Add the fish fillet to the bottom piece of the bread.
  • Top with tomato and avocado slices and the bean sprouts.
  • Cut the sandwich in half and serve with sweet potato chips.


Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 525mg | Potassium: 366mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 725IU | Vitamin C: 9.2mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1.8mg
Fried Fish Sandwich with Sweet Potato Chips
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Homemade Sweet Potato Chips

Recipe to make homemade sweet potato fries.
Course Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chips, potato chips, sweet potato
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 105kcal
Author Douglas Cullen


  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup cooking oil
  • Salt


  • Cut off the ends of the sweet potatoes and peel.
  • Slice the sweet potatoes very quickly.
  • In a medium-sized pot bring 4 cups of water to a boil.
  • Add the slice sweet potatoes to the boiling water.
  • Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Drain the sweet potatoes well.
  • Preheat 1 cup of cooking oil over medium-hot heat.
  • Add 1 layer of sweet potatoes to the hot oil.
  • Cook until golden brown turning once.
  • Drain well on paper towels and sprinkle with salt.


Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 9220IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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