Cheesy Fishburger

I have a 1976 Farm Journal cookbook by Nell B. Nichols Called “Homemade Snacks-How to eat better when you eat on the run”

I flipped through it idly today dreaming of yummy homemade snacks that were healthy. Potted Cheese-mmm a 2-week recipe–you add the next week’s ingredients to the remnants of the first week’s potted cheese. Have they seen Denise and me with ready made cheese spreads? Right. Not healthy. Moderation is key here.

It being 1976, I suppose the definition of healthy was a bit different from today–but this one took the cake for me. (and probably IS one of my favorite “snacks” but since I don’t cook fish at home–I must sneak through a local drive-thru to get it.) Just in case you want a “healthy” snack made at home–here you go:

By the way–the particular nutrient in this sandwich according to the book–calcium, not fat. hmmm.

Cheesy Fishburger

1 portion frozen breaded fish
vegetable oil
1 slice process American Cheese
1 hamburger bun, split

Golden Tartar Sauce

Cook fish in hot oil until golden brown on one side, about 3 minutes. Turn and top with cheese slice cut to fit fish. Continue cooking until golden brown on other side about 2 minutes. Place in split hamburger bun and top generously with Golden Tartar Sauce. Makes 1 serving.

Speaking of tartar sauce, I do always make my own at home–not buy prepared but I can’t imagine ever using this much pickle relish-maybe a 1/4 cup. Add as you see fit. I also recommend draining a bit so it isn’t too watery.

Golden Tartar Sauce

“Use at least one tablespoon of sauce per sandwich”
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
1 1/2 tsp prepared mustard
1 tsp grated onion

Combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate. Sauce will keep a week or two. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

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