Crispy Fish with Banana Salsa

You can award your tartar sauce a pension because it’s officially retired. Once you’ve tasted this recipe, your fish will only swim in banana salsa atop a bed of Friday Fish Coleslaw — regardless of the day of the week. This week’s Sandwich of the Week is the delicious Crispy Fish with Banana Salsa.

Crispy Fish with Banana Salsa


  • Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart White Bread
  • Crispy Fish with Banana Salsa
  • 1 lb. Tilapia fillets (or favorite fish)
  • Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart White Bread
  • 1 ½ c. crushed potato chips
  • ¼ c. grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ c. milk
  • Banana Salsa*
  • Friday Fish Cole Slaw**

  • *Banana Salsa
  • 2 medium size ripe bananas, chopped
  • ½ c. chopped green bell pepper
  • ½ c. chopped red bell pepper
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • Directions
    1. Combine all ingredients in bowl, stirring gently. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours. Yield: 8 servings.

  • **Friday Fish Cole Slaw
  • ½ head green cabbage, shredded
  • ¼ c. green onion, minced
  • ½ c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. celery seed
  • ¼ c. vegetable oil
  • ¼ c. white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. coarse black pepper
  • ½ tsp. crushed red pepper
  • Directions
    1. Combine shredded cabbage, sugar, salt and celery seed in a colander placed in a bowl to allow moisture to drain/weep from cabbage. Let stand for 1 hour or more (no more than 3 hours) to allow cabbage with wilt. Place wilted cabbage in a bowl and add green onion, oil and vinegar. Toss gently to coat. Add black and red pepper. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.


  1. Combine crushed chips, grated cheese and ground thyme in a shallow dish and thoroughly mix.
  2. Arrange breading station. Dip fish in milk then dredge in potato chip mixture.
  3. Place fish in a single layer on a greased baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 500 for 8-10 minutes.
  5. Cover bottom piece of Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart White Bread with Friday Fish Cole Slaw **.
  6. Place 1 or 2 pieces of fish on top of Friday Fish Cole Slaw.
  7. Top fish with Banana Salsa*.
  8. Cover with second piece of Aunt Millie’s Carb Smart White Bread.

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Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart White Bread