Fish Essentials: Ultimate Cape Cod Sandwich

Andy Anderson !


Okay, this recipe has absolutely nothing to do with Cape Cod; however, I am using cod, and it just sounded like a good name. These are tasty sandwiches with just enough spices to kick them up, and still taste the great flavors of a good piece of cod.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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10 Min
10 Min
Stove Top




  • 1/4 c
  • 2 tsp
    finely chopped dill pickle, or dill relish
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp
    capers, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    hot sauce, i prefer frank’s
  • 1 pinch
    cayenne, or to taste

  • 2 - 3 Tbsp
    mayonnaise, plain variety
  • 1 tsp
    frank’s hot sauce (optional)
  • 2
    brioche buns

  • 1/2 c
    flour, all-purpose variety
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 large
  • 1/2 c
  • ·
    salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • ·
    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • ·
    grapeseed oil, for pan frying
  • 2 medium
    cod fillets, rinsed and patted dry, about 4 ounces (110g) each

  • ·
    coleslaw, for topping
  • ·
    tomatoes, for topping

How to Make Fish Essentials: Ultimate Cape Cod Sandwich


  2. If you are in the market for a really good coleslaw, try this:
    Andy’s Amazing Coleslaw

    And, if you are in the market for a really good tomato... grow some :-)
  3. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  4. In a small bowl, add the ingredients for the sauce, combine, and reserve.
  5. Sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper on the filets.
  6. Place the flour in a shallow bowl, add the cayenne pepper; plus a bit of salt and pepper, to taste.

    Whisk the egg together with a few drops of water, and place in another shallow bowl.

    Add the breadcrumbs to another shallow bowl.
  7. Dredge the filets in the flour.
  8. Shake off the excess, and coat with the egg.
  9. Allow the excess egg to drop off, and then thoroughly coat with the breadcrumbs.
  10. Chef’s Note: I am not using Panko breadcrumbs, just some old bread that I pulsed a few times in my food processor.
  11. Spread the mayonnaise (and hot sauce, if using) over the cut sides of the brioche buns.
  12. Toast in a skillet over medium-high heat, until nice and brown, reserve.
  13. Add enough grapeseed oil to the skillet to cover the bottom, about 1/8 inch (.3cm), and keep the heat at medium-high.

    Add the filets, and cook until nice and crispy brown, about 2 – 3 minutes per side.
  15. Add some sauce to the bottoms of the buns, then add the filets.
  16. Dress with some coleslaw, or tomatoes, or both... Why not?

    Then, sprinkle with a bit more salt and pepper, to taste.
  18. Serve while still nice and warm with some fries, chips, or maybe a bit more coleslaw on the side. Enjoy.
  19. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Fish Essentials: Ultimate Cape Cod Sandwich

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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