THE fish finger sandwich is one of Britain’s most popular tea time treats – delicious and simple to make.
Or so you would think . . .
The fish finger sandwich is one of Britain’s most popular tea time treats[/caption]
Fans have such diverse tastes that it could easily end up as a crispy cod calamity.
Some prefer the golden delights placed lovingly between two slices of white bread, while posh diners reckon gastropub-style goujons should be used for the filling.
The nation is even divided over how the feel-good grub should be served, with 43 per cent believing the fingers should remain intact, while another third prefer they should be sliced in half.
Here, the Sun reveals the winning formula . . .
- Four fish fingers
- Real butter
- Two slices of white bread
Bake or grill the fish fingers in a preheated oven, to the tempera-ture on the packet.
While they are cooking, spread butter on one of the slices of bread.
Turn the fish fingers over — carefully — halfway through the stated cooking time.
When they are crisp and golden, they are ready.
Place them on top of the buttered bread, squeeze on the tomato ketchup and place the other slice of bread on top.
Then cut the bread once so the battered cod is not disturbed.
If you want a more upmarket version, a health- conscious 21 per cent of those polled said they add lettuce to their sarnie.
Some 15 per cent opted for cheese and 12 per cent went for a sliced tomato.
Get stuck in!
Our fish-tory lesson
THE term fish fingers is believed to date back to 1900, in a recipe for a breakfast dish published in a local newspaper.
It is thought to have been the first time the name was used to describe the mixture of cold cooked fish and cold cooked rice, covered in breadcrumbs and fried in “plenty of hot fat”.
Birds Eye started producing frozen versions of fish fingers in 1955 in factories[/caption]
They were going to be called Battered Cod Pieces until a survey of workers revealed fish fingers was the preferred name.
Over 15billion have been sold here alone since the product launched.