If there’s one meal that screams being on vacation, it’s these crispy fish tacos. Completely gluten-free and junk-free, you will LOVE this recipe! Don’t forget to make my famous Mango Pico to go on top– it’s a staple in our house and so easy to make, I literally eat it by the spoonful. Enjoy!

p.s. you’ll also want to pair it with our go-to spicy skinny marg. I don’t drink alcohol often, but when I do, it’s one of these! Super refreshing and hits the spot.


20-Min Crispy Fish Tacos

5 from 4 votes
By Rachael DeVaux
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Servings: 2


Crispy Fish

  • 2 wild-caught cod fillets
  • 1 pasture-raised egg
  • 1/2 box Simple Mills crackers, (or use crackers of choice)
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed, (for extra fiber! Option to leave out)
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder, (or seasoning of choice)
  • few shakes sea salt
  • few shakes ground pepper
  • 3-4 tbsp avocado or extra virgin olive oil


  • tortillas, (I prefer Siete gluten-free cassava flour)
  • mixed greens/thinly chopped cabbage
  • chunky mango pico, (recipe linked above)
  • fresh cilantro
  • lime wedges


  • In a food processor or blender, add the crackers, flaxseed and spices. Pulse until it reaches a flour-like consistency. *If you don't have a food processor, feel free to use a large ziplock bag, throw all ingredients inside, zip it up and use the bottom of a glass or flat surface to pound it down until it reaches a flour-like consistency.
  • Pour mixture in a deep dish bowl. In a separate deep dish bowl, whisk one egg.
  • Prepare your assembly line: bowl with egg, breading mixture, clean plate.
  • Rinse cod then pat dry with paper towel and lay flat on a plate. Using tongs or a fork, dip the fish in the egg wash, making sure to cover the entire fillet, then let the excess egg drip off before transferring to the breading mixture. Cover the cod completely in the mixture, making sure to pat down with the tongs so that the mix sticks, then transfer to a clean plate.
  • Heat a large skillet with avocado oil on medium. Transfer the cod to the skillet and let cook until golden brown on each side, about 4-6 min. Be gentle when flipping so that the mixture doesn't fall off. You can turn down the heat and cover to allow center to fully cook. Fish should be fork tender. Once completely golden brown, transfer to a clean plate to cool for 2-3 minutes before serving.
  • Heat your tortillas over an open flame until it chars on either side, or heat in a skillet.
  • Build your tacos! 🙂

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  1. 5 stars
    These were just ridiculously easy and so so tasty! My whole family (including two picky kids) loved them!!!

  2. 5 stars
    So delicious! Made the crispy fish only and served it with quinoa/rice mix and roasted asparagus. Very simple and great flavor. I look forward to trying it as-shown here as fish tacos someday!

  3. Can I just say, I had mild hopes for this recipe and OMG. Very easy to prepare, maybe 20 minutes. I used the sea salt Simple Mills crackers and this was honestly one of the best pieces of fish I have ever had, let alone made. I recommend adding diced avocado to the mango pico. Amazing!