Easy Horse Mackerel Breaded with Mayo and Panko

Easy Horse Mackerel Breaded with Mayo and Panko

Just prepare with mayonnaise and panko bread crumbs.
This is recipe that got my kids to eat fish!
This recipe also works for salmon, sardines, etc.

Ingredients: 3-4 servings

Horse Mackerel
2 large fish
Mayonnaise (See Helpful Hints)
1 to 2 tablespoons
as needed
Vegetable oil
2 tablespoons


1. Clean and fillet the fish, then remove the bones from the fillets (tweezers are useful for this). Cut each fillet into 3 pieces.
2. Coat both sides with mayonnaise (it's easier to put the fish in a bowl to do this; be careful not to break them, though). Coat with panko.
3. Heat oil in a frying pan, and fry both sides to a crisp.
4. The mayonnaise has a lot of flavor so these are delicious as-is, but if you like, serve with ponzu or sauce.

Story Behind this Recipe

Horse mackerel prepared in salt can be a little bland, so my partner doesn't really care for it. My partner and children eat a lot more when it's breaded.
Fried foods can be a bit of a hassle so I substituted tasty mayonnaise for the usual flour + egg for a breaded version.