By Mike Thayer
Burgers, chicken nuggets, pizza, tacos......
What are you supposed to eat when none of the above sounds good?
A crispy fish sandwich of course!
But which fast food joint makes the best fish sandwich?
In the name of 'food science' (a'hem, cough), I'll be sampling fish sandwiches from all the national fast food chains. Which restaurant and their version of a crispy fish sandwich will get top honors?
I'll be going through the restaurant list, one meal at a time..... What? Eat nothing but fish sandwiches for lunch AND dinner? Like I said, done in the name of 'food science'......
Here is "The List" of fast food joints I'll be trying out during the course of this challenge:
- Arby's - Day 2, Lunch
- Burger King
- Dairy Queen - Day 1 Dinner
- Freddie's - Day 2, Dinner
- Long John Silver's - Day 1, Lunch
- McDonald's - Day 2, Dinner
Who has the best sandwich? The worst?
So I had Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers and their version of a crispy fried fish sandwich for lunch and it was quite good! Advertised as two fillets of premium wild-caught Alaska cod, those fillets are topped with a slice of American cheese and the toasted bun is dressed with the classic Freddy's sauce which is mayonnaise, ketchup, pickle juice and Freddy's seasoning... The sauce is basically a ramped up version of Thousand Island dressing with a better finish and coupled with that slice of cheese is a nice change of pace from a classic tartar. The best part of this sandwich, the fillets were crispy with each bite, as they should be. The fish to bun ratio was good and I enjoyed every mouth full, unlike most other fish sandwiches I've sampled so far during the course of this challenge. The Freddy's version of a crispy fried fish sandwich was cooked properly, seasoned properly and served up promptly, made to order.
I paid $7.51 for the typical combo meal, sandwich/fries/drink. Freddy's fish sandwich gets four out of five Bachelor on the Cheap stars, it's a repeat buy.
So far, I've eaten at five restaurants and sampled their version of a crispy fish sandwich, but I have I sampled the best fast food has to offer yet?
Keep reading and spend wisely my friends.....