There are various side dishes that complement fried fish, including vegetables, potato dishes, beans and salads. French fries are one of the most popular accompaniments to fried fish; the combination is known as fish and chips.
Popular in the South, a traditional fish fry would consist of battered and fried fish with side dishes such as baked beans, collard greens, hush puppies, fried green tomatoes, cheesy grits, fried okra and coleslaw, along with plenty of cold iced tea. Other favored side dishes include popular barbecue-style sides such as macaroni or potato salad, pinto beans, and macaroni and cheese. Bread typically accompanies fried fish, whether it is garlic bread, cornbread, biscuits or dinner rolls.
There are also plenty of lighter side dishes that complement fried fish. These include fresh vegetables such as corn on the cob and fresh tossed salads. Well-liked side dishes such as French fries and coleslaw are made healthier by baking sweet potatoes instead or omitting the mayonnaise. Flavorful condiments such as tartar sauce, malt vinegar, cocktail sauce and ketchup are often served alongside the fish as well. Fried fish is a delectable dish that suits a variety of side dishes that are personalized to your taste or theme.