Luby's Fried Fish and Tartar Sauce

Mary Mouchette


I love Luby's Fried Fish but none of their cookbooks have the recipe
included. So I used the same coating they use for their fried shrimp & it came out great. The tartar sauce recipe was in their newest cookbook & a must have with this fish. :)


★★★★★ 6 votes

20 Min
10 Min
Deep Fry


  • 1 c
  • 2 1/3 c
    finely crush saltine crackers
  • 1 c
  • 3
    xl eggs
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 6+
    cod pieces (i use kroger brand)

  • 1/4 c
    finely minced yellow onions
  • 1/4 c
    finely minced fresh parsley, stems removed
  • 1/2 c
    dill pickle relish, drained
  • 2 c

How to Make Luby's Fried Fish and Tartar Sauce


  1. Place flour in a bowl and place crackers in another
    bowl. (Make sure bowls are big enough so you have enough space to coat fish)
  2. In medium bowl, wisk together buttermilk, eggs, salt and pepper.
  3. Coat fish pieces with flour, shaking off excess. Dip into buttermilk mixture, then crackers, coating evenly and pressing crackers firmly onto fish.
  4. Deep fry in oil (350-365) till done & gold brown.
  5. For tartar sauce: In a medium bowl mix onions, parsley and relish. Using a rubber spatula, fold together mayonnaise and the onion mixure. Refridgerate to chill before serving.
  6. I always make the tartar sauce ahead of time so the flavors can blend.

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About Luby's Fried Fish and Tartar Sauce

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Southern

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