My Big Fat Skinny Fish Sandwich

Baked Fish Sandwich

So, at the last minute I invited my mom for dinner yesterday.  She wanted to know what we were having.


After a little thought, I realized my mom’s favorite savory indulgence is a fish sandwich.  Basically if there’s a fish sandwich on the menu anywhere, that is what she will order.

The trouble with that is fish sandwiches are usually fried (eek!) and covered in a mayonnaise-based tartar sauce.  Can you even imagine the calories and fat grams?

Meh, I know you guys don’t care that much about healthy food in theory.  But in practice, it makes you feel better about yourself and ultimately can taste even better than the fried stuff.  It’s true.
Baked Fish Sandwiches

Makes 4

4 cod filets (thawed if frozen)
1 cup low fat buttermilk
Salt & pepper
1 cup Panko bread crumbs

1/3 cup whole wheat flour
4 light buns (I think mine was Healthy Life brand for 80 calories a piece)
Tartar sauce*
Sharp cheddar cheese slices (light or not)
Mix the panko, wheat flour & some S&P in a bowl.
Soak the fish in milk, pat dry, dredge in bread crumb flour mixture.
Bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes.

*Make the tartar sauce by mixing together:

1 single serving container plain Greek yogurt

tsp lemon juice

1/4 cup dill relish

1 tsp of siracha (or any hot sauce)

Assemble sandwich with toasted bun, fish filet, slice of cheese & tartar sauce.

Healthy Fish Sandwich

Can I buy you a fish sandwich?

Check out my other healthified fast food swaps: Cauliflower Tots, Grilled Stuffed Beef and Potato Burrito, Homemade Doritos Crunch Wrap

“Hungry monster” is Renee from, a cooking and (occasional) crafting site.  She’s a self-taught home chef who likes to put her own spin on classic recipes.  Go visit her blog and say hi.  Or follow her on Twitter  @athungrymonster or on Instagram

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