Who has the best Bermuda fish sandwich on the island is a question that is often asked but very difficult to answer. Fish sandwiches are made differently in many restaurants, food stalls and local kitchens. But the general idea is common throughout, deep fried fillets of fish with tartar sauce on bread.
With a basic recipe one can really indulge with creativity on each ingredient. For example, Jamaican style fish sandwiches are usually served with coco bread whereas most Bermudian eateries serve it with raisin bread or whole wheat toast. Other breads typically used include white bread, egg bread and deli rolls.
The filling, fresh local fish can be pan fried, deep fried, broiled or grilled. Some places pack in the fish making the sandwich fat and quite filling.
But no sandwich is complete without the condiments. These important ingredients include lettuce, tomato, Bermuda onions, cheese, hot sauce, tartar sauce and coleslaw. Any fish sandwich including all these toppings is referred to locally as "a fish sandwich with the works".
Just about any restaurant on the island serves up a Bermuda fish sandwich. However, you can make it in your very own home by following this simple recipe: