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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…
- 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
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.
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
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.