© David Loftus
fantastic fish stick buttie
As a chef I always feel I shouldnít be eating something like a fish stick buttieóbut you know what, I think that makes it taste even better. Hereís what I do . . .
I remove about 4 fish sticks from the freezer and broil or grill them on each side until crispy and golden. While thatís happening, I butter 2 bits of nice soft white bread or a white roll, smearing one half generously with tomato ketchup. When the fish sticks are done, I place them on the bread smeared with ketchup. The most important bit is to put the other bit of bread on top and, using a little force, push down on your buttie, which, for some reason, seems to make it taste even better. And thatís itóall done.
I tend to eat one of these while Iím walking about at home and I always get told off by the missus for dropping bits everywhere. Youíll notice from the picture that Iíve put a handful of arugula in the sandwich, which isnít really necessary but it does make it look a bit more posh. I was a bit embarrassed to tell the photographer he had to shoot a fish stick sandwich, so I told him it was ďlemon sole goujonsĒĖwhat a prat I am! Be proud to eat fish sticks, thatís what I say.