Garlic Butter Panfish Sandwich

Garlic Butter panfish Sandwich


This garlic butter panfish sandwich is the perfect thing to make with a mess of perch or bluegill, though any lake fish or store bought white fish will do. Crunchy chips offset the silky soft fish and squishy bun. I like to use plain chips, but try your favorite flavor out and see how it works!


Garlic Butter panfish Sandwich

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 5 min

Total Time: 15 min

Yield: 4 sandwiches

CUISINE: American

COURSE: Main Course



  •   1/3 cup (75g) butter
  •   5 large garlic cloves, minced
  •   2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  •   2 scallions/green onions, sliced, green parts only
  •   Approx. 1lb (454g) boneless, skinless fish fillets, cut into 2-3″ pieces
  •   Kosher salt
  •   Black pepper
  •   1 lemon wedge, or 1 teaspoon (5ml) lemon juice
  •   4 squishy white buns
  •   4 handfuls plain chips (crisps)



1. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium low heat. 

Add the garlic, scallions, and parsley and stir to mix well. 

Add the fish pieces, toss in the butter, then try to arrange in one layer as best as possible. 

Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. 

2. Cook the fish for 5 minutes, flipping once, or until the fish is cooked through and flaking when pressed with a fork. 

Spritz with the lemon juice. 

3. Toast the buns lightly, then top with 1/4 of the fish on each. 

Spoon over the garlic butter sauce from the pan. 

Top with a handful of chips, then press the top bun down firmly but gently. 

Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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