Mini Fish Tacos

Mini Fish Tacos When Elsie and I were discussing what appetizers to make for our back porch party for some reason I had fish tacos on my mind. I love fish tacos. So that’s not all that surprising. But fish tacos aren’t really an appetizer, no, are they? But what if they were MINI fish tacos. Now we’re talking right.

Mini Fish Tacos www.abeautifulmess.comMini Fish Tacos

2 fish fillets (any kind you prefer, I like Tilapia)
1/3 cup Panko bread crumbs
2 eggs
corn tortillas*
enough oil to fry the tortillas (2-3 cups, depending on your pan size)
1/3 cup mayo
1/3 cup sour cream (or greek yogurt) plus more for serving
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
3 garlic cloves
1/2 head purple cabbage
1/4 cup cilantro
For the slaw slice up the cabbage into fine shreds. Mince the garlic. In a small bowl whisk together the mayo, sour cream, vinegar and sugar. Add a little salt and pepper to season. In a gallon size zip lock bag (or large mixing bowl) combine the mayo dressing with the cabbage and garlic, mix well. Store until you are ready to garnish the tacos.
Mini Fish Tacos For the fish whisk together the eggs and pour onto a plate with a lip (so the egg doesn’t spill over). Dip the fish fillets in the egg, coating both sides then coat in Panko bread crumbs. Season with a little salt and pepper. Lay the fillets in a buttered baking dish and bake at 375°F until cooked through. Remove from oven and cut into bite size pieces, trying not to disturb the bread crumbs as you do.
*You may be able to find mini corn tortillas. If you cannot find any in your area simply buy regular size corn tortillas and use a round cookie cutter to cut them into the size you need. Fry in enough oil so they can float for a few minutes on each side, so that they become crispy (like a tortillas chip).

Mini Fish Tacos To serve the mini fish tacos, layer them: tortilla, fish, slaw, a little dollop of sour cream and a cilantro leaf on top. Serve warm. Enjoy! xo. Emma

Photos by Ryan Strong. See more photos from our back porch party here.

  • Made this tonight in larger form. SO amazing. Best fish taco I have ever had! Thank you!

  • oh my goodness yum!


  • looks delish and now I know what to do with the tilapia in the freezer, yay!!

  • I’m not a huge fish fan, but these look super cute! What a great idea with the torillas! I’ll be trying this with chilli con carne! 🙂

  • This is such a cute idea. I’m not a fan of fish taco’s but I know lots of people that are and I will be passing this onto a few of them.


  • such a lovely lovely recipe! looks wonderfully delicious.

  • those look so so great! so yummy.

  • Those plates look as great as the food. Where did you get them, if I may ask?

  • Oh my those look yummy. I too have fallen in love with fish tacos thanks to a food truck called Tacofino. Deliciousness! Pinned for future reference.

  • Those look really nice, I am definitely going to make those !

  • These look so cute! I love fish tacos so anything to making them bite sized is a great idea!

    Dannielle | Chic-a-Dee

  • I love fish tacos!! These look delicious, I can’t wait to give this recipe a try!

  • I’m passionatly agaiinst eating fish, but those really look tempting 🙂

  • So cute!! and they look so delicious!!


  • Everything looks so pretty and yummy!

  • These are so cute and colorful and look far too delicious! Will have to try it 🙂

  • These looks scrumptious. How do people fathom these creative food ideas. I struggle. haha. Yummmm


    Elle @TheWallopingWarbler

  • Even more simple would be to use actual tortilla chips for these. Granted it wouldn’t be quite as tasty, but would come together much more quickly.

  • I don’t eat fish… but those look way good! Perfect for a party!

    Juliette Laura

  • Oh yummy! Can’t wait to try this when I next have a dinner party!

    Lulu xx

  • Fish tacos!!! They look so good. I like this mini version and I look toward to more recipes from the party. It’s giving me lots a ideas for a party of my own.

  • Ooh, mini fish tacos, what a fab idea!

  • WOW When I first glanced at the picture, I thought those were flowers! That purple cabbage really makes the tacos appealing to the eyes!!

    Thank you for the recipe!

  • Great idea, these look delicious!

    Carina xx

  • Emma, your presentation is AMAZING!

  • these are so cute! And look delicious 🙂

  • Cute ! And I bet they’re delicious too…

  • Girl, these look bomb. I see those caprese skewers in the background too. I can’t wait to make me some of those. I love the serving tray you have the tacos on – so pretty, bright and fun.

    I just wanna have backyard BBQ parties everydayyyyy. Now I just need a yard.. One day..

    Funny story – my good friends/neighbours (a house of 5 guys) had an impromptu BBQ party at their place. I ended up bringing pitchers of sangria, a 5 layer dip, a polka dotted serving tray, mason jar cups, paper straws and some other cute things (napkins, etc). I don’t think their house ever looked so cute 😛 Don’t know if they appreciated it, but the ladies attending sure did.. haha.

    Alex from

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