National Bread Week: Indulge in a delicious fish finger sandwich

To celebrate National Bread Week why not try this classic fish finger sandwich recipe

  • National Bread Week

National Bread Week is back for its fifth year from 10 – 16 September 2018, celebrating the island of Ireland’s great love affair with bread, from Soda to the ever-popular White Batch Loaf. So why not host a bread affair in your home this weekend and try this delicious classic fish finger sandwich recipe.


Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 5-7 minutes

Serves 1


3 slices Batch bread

180g cod loin, cut into 3 fingers

1 medium egg, beaten

1 tbsp oil

50g mayonnaise

1 tsp capers, roughly chopped

1 gherkin, finely diced

Salad to serve


Place one slice of bread in a food processor and blitz to make breadcrumbs.

Season the fish and dip in the egg, and then into the breadcrumbs until evenly coated.

Heat the oil in a small frying pan and fry the fish finger for 5-7 minutes until golden and cooked through, turning occasionally. Drain on kitchen paper.

Meanwhile, to make the tartare sauce, mix together the mayonnaise, capers and gherkin, season.Griddle the remaining bread slices on one side and spread the tartare sauce on the un-griddled sides, top one slice with salad then the fish fingers and add the last slice of bread.

Cooks tip

Shop bought fish fingers and tartare sauce can be used for a quick option. Try crusty wholemeal bread too. Other fish such as salmon and haddock also work well. All the recipes below and many more are easy to follow and can be found here.

If you wanted to follow the campaign on social media their handles are as follows; Twitter @LoveYourLoaf and Facebook @NationalBreadWeek and the main hashtag for the campaign this year is #BreadLover.

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