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Crispy battered cod is topped with avocado salsa, simple slaw and jalapeno, wrapped in a corn tortilla and served with a lime wedge
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Battered Cod Fish Tacos

Flaky cod fish is battered and fried for the most delicious Battered Cod Fish Tacos. Top it off with a simple slaw and avocado salsa and you have an easy, and tasty dinner.
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cod Fish Tacos
Servings: 16 tacos
Calories: 143kcal


  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 pound fresh cod
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup root beer
  • 1 recipe jalapeno crema below
  • 4 roma tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 white onion minced
  • 1/4 fresh cilantro leaves chopped
  • 2 avocados diced
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 16 corn tortillas


  • Pour vegetable oil into a large heavy skillet, using enough to cover the bottom with 1/2-1 inch of oil. Heat to 350 degrees.
  • Meanwhile, slice your fish into 1/2 inch wide strips, 5 inches long. In a medium-size mixing bowl, make your batter by whisking together flour, baking powder, mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and root beer. Set aside.
  • Make your avocado salsa by combining diced tomatoes, onion, cilantro, avocados, lime juice, and salt in a bowl. Toss together to combine.
  • Make your simple slaw by tossing together shredded cabbage with red wine vinegar. Season generously with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Working in batches, dip fish into the prepared batter to coat. Place directly into the 350 degree oil. Fry until deep, golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Let drain on a paper-towel lined plate.
  • Serve fried fish hot on a corn tortilla. Top with slaw, avocado salsa, and jalapeno crema.



Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 237mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 10.6mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg