Fried Fish Sandwich

The Backstory: I have eaten fried fish sandwiches all my life.  I’ve had it at fast food restaurants, in a posh   hotel (that shall remain nameless), but the best place I ever had this type of sandwich was at a roadside place called Bob’s Clam Hut in Kittery, Maine.  After you order your food, you can eat at a picnic type table or in your car.  My daughter and I munched on our fish sandwiches in the car. It was outrageous. More of the Backstory after the recipe

Fish Sandwich

Crunchy, tasty and so good , that you will want another sandwich. Tartar sauce gives it that extra zing to the otherwise flavored fish.
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 4 People


  • 4 6 oz. fresh or frozen flounder filets you can use frozen fish, follow package directions
  • 1 cup tartar sauce use a jar sauce or make your own
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs, seasoned seasoned or unseasoned
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 4 toasted sandwich buns
  • 2 tbsp. canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 11 oz. package of salad greens
  • sliced tomatoes, if desired
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder to taste
  • 1 tsp. water


  1. In one bowl, mix the flour salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika. In another bowl, beat the eggs, add water. In a third bowl, put in the bread crumbs. If using unseasoned bread crumbs, add seasonings to your taste.
  2. Heat the oil on low-medium heat. Dip fish in flour, shake off, dip it the eggs and shake off the excess and then put it in bread crumbs and coat on all sides. Put it on a plate and repeat with the rest of the fish. Then, add the fish to the skillet and brown for about 3 minutes per side. When fish is completely cooked, remove and drain on paper towels
  3. Put 1 bun on each plate, put some tartar sauce on each bun. On top of the sauce put some salad greens, put fish on top of the salad greens, close sandwich and serve. This goes well with a wedge of lemon, french fries, coleslaw and pickles.

…The Backstory continues: The fish was fried to perfection. The onion rings and coleslaw were pure perfection. This was the best “fast food” that I ever indulged in.  If ever you travel to New England, treat yourself to a great fried fish meal.

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Myrna Turek

Myrna Turek

I'm a domestic goddess who got my 'PhD' in Home Ec in the early 1960s. I was married for 52 years and have six grandchildren. If it were up to me, everything would be fried. Including chocolate.
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