My Guilty Pleasure 5: Fishfinger Sandwiches
Just to let you know, this post was written before I started the paleo diet to help ease my psoriasis. Nowadays I eat a more allergy-friendly diet, but leave these older, non-paleo posts up in case they are useful to readers, as I know not everyone eats the same as I do. Thanks for your understanding.
I grew up in the 1980s', and it seems that, looking back, most of our dinners back then started life from a frosty box or packet pulled from the deep mists of the freezer. We had Rounders (mashed potato packed around a baked bean filling and then coated in breadcrumbs), Findus Crispy Pancakes (I swear they've got smaller since then) and of course fishfingers. And so the taste of crispy fishfingers takes me back to that time.
But nowadays I love to eat them in a sandwich, crispy on the outside, scorchingly hot in the middle, inbetween slices of white fluffy bread. Here's how I do it:
Get the grill on, and slide under 4 fishfingers on a grill tray. Keep an eye on them while you get on with the sandwich, turning them over halfway through cooking. Take two slices of white bread - I love fluffy, farmhouse bread if I've got it, otherwise I'll settle for generic, white 'plastic' bread. Spread one side of both slices thinly with mayonnaise. One one of the slices, spread over about 1 tsp tartare sauce over the mayonnaise.
Wash some crunchy lettuce, something like little gem, Romaine lettuce or Iceberg - dry, and lay over the slice with just the mayonnaise. Lay the cooked, crunchy fishfingers on top and then lightly press down the slice of bread with the tartare sauce on the top. Cut in half and eat.
What's your guilty food pleasure?