Raise your hand if you love fish bites with tartar sauce!
Raise your hand if you don’t eat it anymore because it’s filled with fat and a bajillion calories!
Well, that was my story until I thought to mix some dill pickle relish with nonfat plain greek yogurt and a little old bay seasoning…problem solved!
I was watching Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives (I do that a lot!) and saw someone mix relish with mayo.
And I thought, hey, in my Healthy Homemade Ranch Dressing I mix ranch seasoning with nonfat Greek yogurt and that’s delicious
…so I tried this tartar sauce and it’s seriously amazing.
Making the fish bites
To start I thought I would make some simple panko crusted fish bites to try out my new tartar sauce.
I used haddock, but you could use any fish of choice.
Tilapia would work great, or even salmon would be delicious! I cut the fish into bite size pieces.
For my breading station I had 2 eggs beaten in one bowl, panko bread crumbs with a good amount of old bay seasoning in another bowl.
And a lined baking sheet with a wire baking rack over top.
Make sure the oven is preheated to 450 before you begin breading, in order to prevent the panko from becoming soggy you’ll want to put in the oven right away.
I dip each piece of fish into the egg, then the seasoned panko, and onto the wire baking rack.
Place in a 450 degree oven right away for 15 minutes.
They come out golden brown and crunchy, with a lot less calories and fat than if you fried them.
Serve Fish Bites right away with the Fat Free Homemade Tartar Sauce.
This is a quick, easy, and healthy weeknight dinner.
To save time on a busy weeknight you could make the tartar sauce and cut the fish into pieces on a weekend or the night before.
I served this with a bag of frozen sweet potato fries that baked in the oven right along with the fish.
The fries were so good dipped into the tartar sauce as well.
Click the picture below to buy on Amazon
Here’s another crunchy baked fish recipe to try like fish bites, Catfish Street Tacos!
More Seafood Recipes to try
Fish Bites with Fat Free Homemade Tartar Sauce
Breaded pieces of fish and baked or air fried, served with homemade fat free tartar sauce!
Fat Free Homemade Tartar Sauce
- 5 oz container nonfat plain greek yogurt
- 2-3 Tbsps dill pickle relish
- old bay seasoning
- Optional: fresh dill
Baked Fish Bites
- 1 pound fish of choice
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups panko bread crumbs
- old bay seasoning
For the Fat Free Homemade Tartar Sauce
Combine all ingredients in a bowl, taste for seasoning and add more dill pickle relish or old bay if needed. Store in the fridge until ready to use.
For the Fish Bites
In a bowl beat the eggs with a fork. Put the panko bread crumbs in a separate bowl and add with old bay seasoning to taste.
Cut the fish into bite size nuggets. Dip each piece of fish into the egg, then into the panko bread crumbs and place on a lined baking sheet or on a wire baking rack over a baking sheet if baking. PLace in the air fryer basket if air frying.
Baking: Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes. Serve with the Fat Free Homemade Tartar Sauce.
Air Fryer: Set the air fryer to 400 degrees for 15 minutes.