Recipe courtesy of C.M. "Bunny" Gray

Haddock Fish Sandwich

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 35 min
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
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Canola oil, for frying

2 6-ounce pieces haddock

1 cup flour 

1/2 cup buttermilk 

1/2 cup whole milk 

1 cup cracker meal 

2 hamburger bun, toasted and buttered 

Tarter Sauce, recipe follows

Coleslaw, for serving

Dill sandwich pickles, for serving

Tartar Sauce:

3 yellow onions

1/4 cup fresh parsley 

8 cups mayonnaise 

1 cup relish 

1 cup sugar 

2 tablespoons hot sauce

2 teaspoons salt 


  1. Preheat the oil in a deep fryer to 310 degrees F. You can also use a deep cast-iron skillet filled halfway with canola oil.
  2. In one shallow dish, add the flour. In a second shallow dish add the buttermilk and whole milk. In a third shallow dish, add the cracker meal. Dredge the fish into flour, then the milk and then the cracker meal. Fry the fish until golden brown and cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove and drain the on a paper-towel-lined plate.
  3. Place each piece of fish on a toasted and buttered bun, and top with Tartar Sauce and serve with coleslaw and pickles.

Tartar Sauce:

Yield: 1 gallon
  1. In the bowl of a food processor, add the onions and parsley and pulse until finely chopped. Add the mayonnaise, relish, sugar, hot sauce and salt. Mix until evenly incorporated.