Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Breaded Cod

Phil and I had these Cod sandwiches for lunch on Sunday. Originally we planned to have it on Saturday night, but we also picked up cheese and ended up having just that for dinner. That might happen a lot in our house.

We knew we would be out on Sunday night so we had the sandwiches before leaving to a matinee. By the way, the show we saw was so good! We went to see the amazingly talented Adrienne Merell in The Last 5 Years. How adorable does she look in this photo??  It blew my mind to hear this beautiful strong voice come out of her. The very first song she opened with gave me goose bumps

Here we are out for a bite to eat after the show. That’s Kevin Dennis who is married to Adrienne, who is also an amazing actor as well as my good friend from high school (That’s right I’m name dropping). The two of them met about 4 years ago when they were in Hair together.

Okay now back to the cod! I served the breaded cod with homemade tartar sauce, a couple of slices of tomato and frisee.

For the tartar Sauce:

½ Cup of mayonnaise
1 Tbs pickle, chopped
1 Tbs of capers, rinsed and chopped
1 Tbs of fresh chives, chopped
1 Tsp of freshly squeezed lemon
Few drops of hot sauce

For the cod:

2 pieces of cod
¾ Cup of cornmeal
¾ Cup of breadcrumbs
2 Eggs
Salt and Pepper
3 Tbs of canola or vegetable oil
Frisee or any other green for sandwiches
4 Slices of Tomato
Freshly squeezed Lemon

Combine all ingredients for tartar sauce and set aside in the fridge.

Preheat oven to 500F.

Pat cod dry with a towel and season both sides with salt and pepper.

Pour cornmeal, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper in a freezer bag and shake to combine. Place one piece of fish at a time and shake until fish is covered with breading. Dip fish in the egg mixture and repeat breading step. Set fish aside.

Heat 3 Tablespoons of oil in cast iron skillet on high heat. Wait for the oil to get nice and hot but not smoking. Place fish in oil and cook on both sides until nicely browned – about 1 minute on each side.

Add about 2 more tablespoons of oil and place on the middle rack in the oven for about 5- 10 minutes until cooked through.

Meanwhile, spread tartar sauce on buns and place 2 slices of tomato and frisee on bread, finished with the cod and a healthy squeeze of fresh lemon.


  1. I love a good fish sandwich. Good ones are hard to come by. I'm so glad you enjoyed the theater.
    You can name drop anytime you want :-). I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  2. The fish sandwich had the perfect crust, and that tartar sauce was the best ever!

  3. You two look great! So does your cod sandwich, by the way.