Gut Buster Fish Sandwich Recipe

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Gut Buster

A few years ago our favorite local bar & restaurant (back home) started making a fish sandwich during Lent that was to die for—-it was messy and loaded and aptly named a “Gut Buster”! Sadly they no longer make or serve these, but my husband and I recently made our own version and they were all I remembered and more! If you’re looking to try out a fabulous fish sandwich check out this recipe!

Gut Buster Fish Sandwich Recipe
Recipe type: Fish
  • (4) cod fillets
  • ¾-1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 cup prepared Bush’s baked beans
  • 1 cup prepared coleslaw
  • 4 hoagie buns
  1. In a bowl large enough to dip fish fillets, beat eggs and milk together until well combined.
  2. In a second bowl large enough to dip and roll fish fillets, add panko bread crumbs and season with garlic powder, salt and pepper; stir to distribute throughout the mixture.
  3. Heat a skillet pan with olive oil to a fairly high heat in order to fry your fish fillets.
  4. Dip fillets in egg & milk mixture then roll in seasoned bread crumbs.
  5. Gently place each fillet as they are breaded in the heated oil and cook on each side for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown. Fish should flake easily with fork when finished cooking. Do not overcook.
  6. Meanwhile toast hoagie buns with a broiler or toaster oven.
  7. To assemble each sandwich spread the bottom half of each hoagie bun with ¼ cup prepared coleslaw, then position one fried fish fillet on top the coleslaw before spreading ¼ cup baked beans over the top of the fish fillet, position top of hoagie upon beans and gently press to hold sandwich together.
  8. Serve & enjoy! Yields 4 sandwiches!


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Ashley is a happily married stay at home mom to a beautiful little girl and a little boy. Ashley and her husband come from a small town and enjoy the simple pleasures in life, like GREAT FOOD. They love to try out new recipes and experiment in the kitchen together, but also enjoy reading, painting and photography.

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