Bring the taste of Germany’s Nordsee into your kitchen with this pan-fried cod sandwich complete with a homemade remoulade sauce.


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I wasn’t a fish eater growing up ever since a traumatizing happening in first grade, when I found a fish bone in a fish stick at lunch. My Oma and Mama also never cooked it for my sister and I because they didn’t like it themselves, so it’s just not something I was exposed to much growing up.  

I didn’t become a fish eater again until my early twenties when I started working at nice restaurants while going to college in the United States. And I am so thankful that my tastebuds changed! I now try to incorporate fish or seafood into our diet once a week, which is even more essential now that I am expecting and really need those extra nutrients for mine and baby’s well being.

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For today’s German fish sandwich, I pan-fried some breaded cod and served with with some refreshing lettuce leaves and a delicious, homemade remoulade sauce made with apples, eggs and pickles on toasted brioche buns. If you have time to make the Weizenbrötchen from my last post to serve these on, that would be THE way to go though! I have some waiting in my freezer to be baked, now I just need my oven to work again (it broke 4 weeks ago and I am starting to go mad without my Brot and Brötchen!).

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Fischbrötchen: German Cod Sandwiches

Bring the taste of Germany's Nordsee into your kitchen with this pan-fried cod sandwich complete with a homemade remoulade sauce.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: German
Keyword: German Cod Sandwich Recipe, German Fish Sandwich, German Fish Sandwich Recipe, German Nordsee Fish Sandwich Recipe
Servings: 2 sandwiches
Calories: 1013kcal


  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cornichon pickles
  • 1/2 apple not too sweet
  • 2 Tbsp mayo
  • 100 g whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp pickle juice
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 c chopped, fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 40 g flour
  • 40 g breadcrumbs
  • 2 cod fillets
  • 40 g butter
  • 2 brioche rolls also great are my Weizenbrötchen if you have time to make them!
  • 2 large leaves of butter lettuce


  • Boil one egg until hard and peel while running cold water over it. Finely dice with some cornichons (I used 4 small cornichons). Remove core and finely dice half the apple. Combine mayo, yogurt, pickle juice, lemon juice and season to taste with salt and pepper. Chop the parsley and stir in.
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  • Whisk the egg with some milk and salt and transfer to a deep plate or shallow bowl. Pour some flour and some breadcrumbs onto two separate plates. Dust the fish in flour, then coat in the egg mixture and finally coat in the breadcrumbs. Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat and cook the fish for 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Transfer to a clean plate covered in paper towel.
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  • Half the rolls and lightly toast them in the skillet or in a toaster. Add some lettuce to the bottom of the roll, then add the fish, then the remoulade sauce and close the sandwich with the second half of the roll. Serve the remaining remoulade sauce on the side.


Calories: 1013kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 421mg | Sodium: 2179mg | Potassium: 1007mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 2384IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 269mg | Iron: 5mg

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