German Fish Sandwich Recipe “Bremer”
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You can find my German Fish Sandwich Recipe Bremer in this post.
The “Bremer” is a typical German traditional fish burger.
Many of us know the bun as a snack on the hand.
You can top with fresh rolls or use a burger bun.
I chose a brioche burger bun, it is my clear recommendation for you.
Plan a good hour, the dish is also suitable as party food and will certainly make you happy.
Have fun and good luck!
Table of Contents
1. Recipe Fish Sandwich
Here are the instructions with lots of photos.
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Fish Sandwich With Fish Patties
Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.
Simple instructions for German Bremer: Prepare fish burger with fish cake step by step.
|1||Pieces||glove of garlic|
|5||Pinches||black ground pepper|
|etwas||abrasion of lemon (optional)|
|6||Pieces||Burger-Buns (or rolls)|
|6||servings||leaf salad hearts|
|6||servings||Cress (or sprouts)|
Buy the listed ingredients and have them ready in the kitchen.
-> For remoulade sauce you can look up my recipe or use purchased sauce.
–> Soak the bread cubes in cream.
-> Thaw the fish, drain and place in a bowl.
–> Season the fish with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper.
–> Wash, pluck and prepare herbs.
–> Peel and slice the garlic.
–> Prepare the egg and the breadcrumbs.
Squeeze soaked buns.
Place the fish, herbs and garlic in a bowl.
Prepare the meat grinder with the smallest disc.
Place a large bowl under the meat grinder.
Process the fish and herbs through the meat grinder.
Process part of the squeezed out bread, garlic and herbs through the meat grinder.
Finally, process the remaining bread through the meat grinder.
Mix the processed ingredients in the bowl.
Add an egg to the fish mince.
Depending on the firmness of the meatballs, add breadcrumbs.
Knead the fish patties mass with your hands.
Portion the Bremen fish patties evenly with a small ladle.
Form the fish patties one at a time with cold moistened hands.
A height of one centimeter has proven itself.
Heat a pan and pour about an inch of oil.
Place the formed, raw fish cakes in the pan and fry for 3-4 minutes.
Turn the fish cakes, which are fried crispy on one side, and continue frying.
Bake or heat fresh rolls or burger bun or roll.
I used brioche buns, I would like to recommend these to you.
Brioche buns are made from yeast dough and have a slightly sweeter taste.
Spread the bottom of the sandwich bread with remoulade sauce.
Cut the lettuce hearts open at the root.
Wash the leaves, dry them and put some leaves on the tartar sauce.
Spread the remoulade on the lettuce leaves again.
Sprinkle the remoulade with cress or radish sprouts.
Place the fish cake in the middle of the lettuce.
Apply remoulade to the fish cake, optionally season with a little cayenne pepper.
Spread a thin layer of remoulade on the top of the bun.
Finish the fish sandwich and place the lid on the filled sandwich.
Serve the fish sandwich quickly and enjoy.
I wish you a good appetite!
2. Nutrition Facts And Calories
3. Tartar Sauce For Fish Sandwich
I made a separate contribution for this cold sauce and explain all the special features there.
For the fish burger bun I recommend a homemade remoulade sauce.
I would like to place some points here because it is more practical for you.
Fast Sauce Remoulade:
The fastest sauce is a store-bought sauce and you can refine it quite quickly.
Mix one-third or two-thirds of ready-made tartar sauce with dairy products:
–> Yoghurt: Creates a very fresh and pleasant remoulade that goes very well with the warm season.
–> Créme Fraîche: Creates a powerful and rich sauce with less mayonnaise flavor that I like to use in the fall.
–> Sour cream: Creates a slightly sour taste that we know well from sour dip, I like to use it in summer.
You can add fresh and finely chopped herbs and gherkins to taste.
Homemade remoulade sauce:
I have two versions of the homemade sauce:
–> Remoulade based on dairy products: A fine cold sauce that I got to know in starred restaurants.
–> Remoulade supplemented with mayonnaise: An extension of the above sauce that I like to use for burgers and baked fish.
Of course you can prepare a 100% classic remoulade sauce based on homemade mayonnaise.
Then you supplement the mayonnaise with chopped parsley, capers, pickles and anchovy fillets.
4. Variants Of the Fish Sandwich
The fish roll or the fish burger can be easily prepared in variants:
You can use a Kaiser roll, other white bread rolls, or burger buns.
A sesame bread roll tastes just as delicious and a croissant would be worth a try.
Freshly prepared or processed remoulade as described here.
Tomato ketchup or fresh mayonnaise are also good companions.
You can use green lettuce, lettuce hearts, or iceberg lettuce for the filling.
Radicchio lettuce or frisée lettuce, Lollo Rosso or Lollo Bianco bring additional flavor and an interesting look to the roll.
When it comes to vegetables, very thin slices of tomato or cucumber can be added.
I prefer the fish roll without it, Ms. Sixt likes tomato.
I prepare the fish cake here with cod fillets.
Alternatively, you can process white fish such as bream, crucian carp, as well as zander and salmon into fish balls.
You always need skinless fish fillets, you can’t process them through the meat grinder.
You could also coat the fishcakes with breadcrumbs.
For a very crispy shell or a crispy coat, bread the raw Bremer twice with egg and breadcrumbs.
If you are short on time, you can replace the fish cake with freshly fried fish.
You will also find instructions for the fish burger with salmon.
5. Appropriate Occasions For Fish Sandwiche
I am often asked which occasions a dish goes well with.
For me, the fish meatball roll is a great dinner .
Also, the burger is a great dish for a fish day like Friday .
The fish roll or fish burger is the ideal party food .
You can easily prepare all the ingredients and offer additional variants.
You can put fish patties, rolls or burger buns in large quantities in the oven.
For an event with many guests, I always divide the ready-prepared ingredients into two batches.
That way I can keep some of the sauce in the fridge for later.
I can also put fish patties in the oven as needed.
In this way, no ingredient becomes dry or loses quality.
Sauce and salad can be prepared well in advance.
Niece Gretel has just discovered vegan nutrition?
No problem 🙂 for your flexible kitchen:
In such cases, I fry some tofu slices in the pan.
I then serve these in the bun filled with barbecue sauce.
Fish roll party is a good idea!Party tip from chef Thomas Sixt
You can prepare the ingredients and even surprise your colleagues in the office.
6. FAQ About the Fish Sandwich
I have summarized the most frequently asked questions about this roll guide below:
Which types of fish are the best for the Bremen?
Fish patties prepared with sea fish is more pleasant in taste than prepared with freshwater fish.
Preferred fish are cod and pollock. Salmon can be well supplemented in small quantities.
As a chef, which remoulade would you recommend with a fish sandwich?
As a cook, I recommend you a homemade remoulade based on dairy products combined with little mayonnaise,
Can I use pickled herring instead of fish patties?
This would be a cold fish roll, this you can additionally cover with thin slices of onion.
How long can I store the fish cakes raw?
Please fry the freshly prepared fish cakes immediately and cook them through. You can then store the fish patties in the refrigerator for up to two days.
Can I freeze fish cakes?
Fried and cooked fish cakes can be frozen after cooling. For further use, defrost slowly overnight in the refrigerator and then heat in the oven at 140°C level hot air or top and bottom heat for 15-20 minutes.
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