With the Kids

Homemade Filet-O-Fish

I am a total sucker for McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish. And I have been going more lately per the kiddie’s request. Okay, twist my arm… I guess I could order a Filet-O-Fish… make that a combo meal… and Super Size it… please.


I love it so much that I wanted to have it all the time. So I came up with this recipe that is almost better, and probably healthier, than the original.

Homemade Filet-O-Fish:

Buns, these are whole wheat, see… healthier.

Cheese, melted in the microwave or oven for a short time.


Fish Sticks, Costco’s frozen fish sticks are Yum. Cook per directions and layer 3 across the cheesy buns.


Tartarish Sauce: 1 cup mayo, 1 tsp dry mustard or dijon, 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice, pinch of cayenne. You can add the chopped up dill pickle if you want, but I despise pickles.


Plop it all together and you have a fabulous sandwich fit for a Queen. Eat your heart out Mickey D’s.


Have fun eating homemade. You can usually save a few dollars and skip the fries, I know I should.

Homemade Filet-O-Fish
Fish Sticks
Tartarish Sauce:
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1 tsp dry mustard or dijon
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • pinch of cayenne
  • Optional chopped dill pickle
  1. Place cheese on buns and melt in microwave or oven for a short time
  2. Cook fish sticks per direction and layer 3 across the cheesy buns
  3. Mix and apply sauce
  4. Enjoy!


  1. Oh My God !!! This was great.. wow thank you so very much. I to LOVE McD’s fish fillet so i was very excited when i found this and I finally got to try it today. I’ll have to make sure i don’t make it to much so i don’t get tired of it :)

    While I was making it I was thinking it would be neat to use the actually happy meal boxes and make like a copycat meal out of it one night or afternoon with my daughter. Just cook her up some chicken nuggets and give her some fruit it would be great :)

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