Crispy Baked Cod Sandwich are in season! Lent is right around the corner and fish fry’s are going to be popping up at all the churches around Cincinnati on Friday nights. I wanted to create a fish sandwich that was baked, instead of fried, to accommodate those participating in lent and for those who just like a good fish sandwich.
I rarely cook foods that are fried. Of course, there are some foods that just are not the same without that deep fried layer but this is one that tastes pretty darn good without it. The panko coating gives the sandwich that nice crisp and has some extra seasonings to spice it up just a pinch. The boom boom sauce gives it that extra heat. If you don’t enjoy spicy as much as my family, you can make a tartar sauce or just put a little bit of mayonnaise instead.
Last month, you may remember the Baked Avocado Tacos with boom boom sauce. The crispy baked cod sandwich is very similar in preparation. This boom boom sauce is so good, I think I create recipes just for an excuse to make the sauce.
The only tips I have for you to create a really delicious baked cod sandwich is :
- buy a fish that is absolutely fresh
- Pack in as much of the panko mixture as you can for each cod piece to get that crispy texture