NZ Woman's Weekly

Fish fillet sandwiches & homemade tartare sauce

Don't make a meal out of it - keep your dinner time quick and easy
  • Meal Type

  • Total time

    30 minutes
  • Servings

  • Courses


Ready in 30 minutes, serves 4.

  • 300g fillets of fresh, skinned fish such as hoki, gurnard or tarakihi
  • 2 eggs
  • 50ml milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • 6 tbsp flour
  • 120g breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp Italian dried herbs
  • Vegetable oil (for cooking)
  • 8 slices of white bread, toasted
  • 8 lettuce leaves

Tartare sauce

  • 1 tsp parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp capers, finely chopped
  • 1 small gherkin, finely chopped
  • 1 spring onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 boiled egg, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise

1. Slice the fish into 1cm-wide strips. Whisk the eggs and milk together, then season.

2. Dust the fish in the flour and shake off the excess. Dip in the egg and milk, then roll each slice in the breadcrumbs with herbs. Repeat the process. Refrigerate the fish to help the crumbs stick to the fillets.

3. To make the tartare sauce, stir all the chopped ingredients through the mayonnaise. Season to taste.

4. Heat the frying pan and add the oil in a shallow layer. Cook the fish, turning once, for about 5 minutes, until they are brown and crispy. Remove and place on paper towels to drain.

5. Spread the bread liberally with the tartare sauce. Add a layer of fish fingers and lettuce.

About Annabelle White

Annabelle was born and raised in New Zealand and while she does not have formal chef’s training her love of “great honest cooking” came from watching her mother cook every day after school.

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