As Lent begins, many restaurants add fish sandwiches to their menus. The best fish sandwiches are more than just a piece of fried fish on a bun. The combination of flavors and textures makes the fish Friday tradition a tasty one.
While food trends often focus on spicy flavors or those infamous chicken wars, the best fish sandwiches can make consumers skip their regular lunch spot for a different restaurant. Although a catchy commercial might pique your interest, it is the flavor that will bring people back time and again.
Still, a question is still on the table, what makes the best fish sandwiches so tasty? Usually, it is a unique combination of flavors and textures. From tried and true condiments like tartar sauce to bolder spices, there is an option to appease everyone’s flavor preferences.
Here are FoodSided’s recommendations for the best fish sandwiches.
Wendy’s Crispy Panko Fish Sandwich
Replacing the Alaskan pollock fillet, the new Wendy’s Crispy Panko Fish Sandwich is a crunchy, flavorful option for Lent. The panko breading offers a lighter, yet crispy texture. While the slice of cheese is unusual, the dill tartar sauce and dill pickles add that punch of flavor.
Buffalo Wild Wings
While America’s Sports Bar is well known for its tasty chicken wings, the Buffalo Wild Wings fish sandwich is a reason to switch that traditional order. Available from February 17 through March 29, the beer battered fish sandwich is a tasty choice. Served with shredded iceberg lettuce and tartar sauce, it is a classic fish sandwich will be enjoyed by many people.
Popeyes Cajun flounder fish sandwich
Borrowing some of the flavors from that infamous chicken sandwich, the new Popeyes Cajun flounder fish sandwich could be the must have sandwich for Lent. From the bold spices to the tangy pickles, the last bite of that brioche bun might have you wanting another.
While the Del Taco Honey Mango Crispy Shrimp is boldest new menu item, the Beer Batter fish cannot be missed. In addition to the Del Taco Crispy Fish Taco, the new Epic Crispy Fish and Guac Burrito is a game changer. The Alaska Pollock offers a delicate white fish flavor in contrast to the creamy avocado Caesar dressing. Add in a lettuce blend and some tortilla strips, it is an exploration of flavors and textures.
Carl’s Jr and Hardee’s
While that Fiery Star might have some bold flavors, the Carl’s Jr and Hardee’s beer-battered fish sandwich could be part of that Fish Friday routine. Served on a toasted plain bun, the tartar sauce is a bright contrast to the crispy fish.
What is do you think are the best fish sandwiches for Lent? Do you have fish on Fridays till Easter?