Fried Mahi Mahi Bites Recipe

Mahi Mahi Bites are a delicacy that has become popular in recent years.

It’s a small piece of fried fish, often served with tartar sauce, spicy mayo, or cocktail sauce. It’s fast and easy to make—just coat the fish in flour, egg, and breadcrumbs, then fry it! It can also be baked or grilled instead of fried if you prefer.

They’re the perfect appetizer or make them for dinner with a side of rice and veggies.

These bite-sized morsels of fried Mahi Mahi are delicious and super fast to make with a preparation time of under 20 minutes! They’re the perfect dish when you need to feed your hungry crew…fast!

You can fry them in a pan, or you can use your air dryer to make them even faster. Either way, you’ll love the results!

Main ingredients needed

cup of bread crumbs
Bread crumbs
use mahi mahi cut into long strips
Mahi Mahi filets
cup of flour to prepare fish for frying
plate of freshly fried mahi mahi bites

Fried Mahi Mahi Bites Recipe

Serving Size:
4 ounces
20 minutes


  • 1 Cup Plain Bread Crumbs
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1-2 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 2 Mahi Mahi Fillets, Cut In 2” pieces
  • Lemon Wedges To Serve
  • Canola Oil, To Fry


  1. Start by preparing the fish filets. Cut them into the length or size you enjoy eating. Some people like small chunks while others may prefer longer, chicken tender size pieces.
  2. Place 3 bowls on your counter. (I personally like to use Ziploc bags in place of bowls for the flour and bread crumbs steps.)
  3. In the first bowl, combine the salt, pepper, and flour.
  4. In the second bowl, crack and beat 2 eggs
  5. In the final bowl, add the bread crumbs.
  6. Before starting the breading process, ensure each filet has been patted down with a paper towel to remove excess moisture
  7. The breading process will consist of applying seasoned flour in bowl #1, followed by dunking in the egg wash in bowl #2, and finally, coating the filets in bread crumbs.
  8. Once the filets have been coated, you will place them in a skillet with grease heated to 350 degrees.
  9. The cook time is only 4 minutes. Be careful not to overcook.
  10. After the filets are golden brown, remove them from the skillet and plate lined with paper towels or a cooling rack to remove any excess oil.
  11. Plate and serve. Spicy mayo is the perfect condiment for these tasty Mahi Mahi Bites. Enjoy!

This pan-fried Mahi Mahi has a crunchy breadcrumb crust surrounding the delicate fish fillet to create an amazing contrast. When paired with the citrus sriracha sauce, the taste is unbelievable.

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