In this crispy fish sandwich, cod is coated with cornmeal and pan fried until crispy. Sandwiched on ciabatta with lettuce, tomato and a homemade tartar sauce! Yields 4 to 6 sandwiches.
Yay! For another seafood post! The whole family loves this fish sandwich, especially with the homemade tartar sauce.
Even my picky husband loved it! I’m thinking it’s probably because I use cod, and cod is a mild and subtle flavored fish. Not to mention the cornmeal gives it a crispy-crunchy exterior when pan fried and it is smothered in the best tartar sauce ever! Also, for this sandwich (and many others) I like to use ciabatta bread, it’s softer and chewier and has all those nooks and crannies for the tarter sauce to creep down in!! LOVE IT!
Next measure and all ingredients into a medium bowl and stir to combine. Adding only a couple of dashes of hot sauce to taste.
Then cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Next dredge each piece of cod, coating the top and bottom of the cod well, and pressing the cornmeal into the cod with your fingers to make sure it sticks.
Next, continue to cook the cod in batches and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. If your cod is thick an you feel it might not be thoroughly cooked you could place the baking sheet in the oven for an additional 5 minutes at 350°. But if your fish is flaky, your good to go.
Because we’re using cornmeal to crust this fish, it yields a crispy “fried like” texture on the outside of the cod.
Now we build the sandwich! For the fish sandwich you will need; a loaf of ciabatta, sliced tomato, lettuce, the crispy cornmeal fish fillets and the tarter sauce.
And hollow out the top, you can use the bread you remove for bread crumbs later on by adding them to a food processor, pulse until they resemble breadcrumbs, then toast on a sheet pan until dry, in a low temperature oven. Or you could be like me and eat them right then and there or you could just throw it away!
Hollowing out the bread creates more room for stacking these sandwiches.
SO deliciously flavorful! This fish sandwich is also great rewarmed the next day!
Enjoy! And if you give this Fish Sandwich recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!
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