Pittsburgh Lent Fish Sandwich

March 9, 2017Deanna
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Pittsburgh Lent Fish Sandwich is a monster of a fish sandwich done up in the Pittsburgh sandwich way. It is the perfect fish sandwich to have on Fridays during Lent. A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen.

Pittsburgh Lent Fish Sandwich is a monster fish sandwich done up in the Pittsburgh sandwich way. It is the perfect fish sandwich to have on Fridays during Lent.

  • Pittsburgh

As you can tell by many of my recipes, I am proud to be from Pittsburgh. Do I miss it? Yes, I do, every day I do admit I wish I was back there.

Pittsburgh is just so very different than Cleveland. Asides from the obvious of the football teams, Pittsburgh just has that something special about it. I think I may have mentioned in a few my Pittsburgh recipe posts like The Other Pittsburgh Sandwich The South Side SlopesPittsburgh Devonshire Sandwich, and Pittsburgh Steak Salad that “The ‘Burgh” is known for its culinary creations.

Pittsburgh Lent Fish Sandwich is a monster of a fish sandwich done up in the Pittsburgh sandwich way. It is the perfect fish sandwich to have on Fridays during Lent. A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen.

  • Pile It On

Everyone is familiar with the famous Pittsburgh sandwich from Primanti Brothers. The Pittsburgh way of food is big and piled on. That was my thought process in creating this fish sandwich.

Right now it is Lent, and the humungous fish sandwiches are ruling in the “Burgh. Actually, that did surprise me here in Cleveland that the fish sandwiches are so little. I assumed everyone had HUGE fish sandwiches on Fridays. That could be why every Friday is fish.

When I say huge, I mean huge. You could get a fish sandwich with so much fish on it, you could literally feed a family of 4 with that one sandwich. When I was a kid, down the street from my parent’s was a restaurant known for this very thing, a humongous fish sandwich.

  • Fatigati’s

Fatigati’s was the place. That place would be jamming on Fridays just to get this monster sandwich. It was popular, everyone went there. My mom and dad could walk to this place, we lived that close. Sadly, like most popular places, it closed down.

The building remained closed and vacant for many years. Someone else tried to reopen it and claimed to use Fatigati’s recipes, but wasn’t the same. Old man Fatigati just had something special in his cooking. That one time place to eat at became nothing but a pure memory when one evening, the building caught fire and burnt to the ground. They tore down the rest of what remained and it sits as an empty lot now.

Pittsburgh Lent Fish Sandwich is a monster fish sandwich done up in the Pittsburgh sandwich way. It is the perfect fish sandwich to have on Fridays during Lent.

  • Pittsburgh Lent Fish Sandwich

That was the thing in Pittsburgh. It wasn’t just during Lent you had a huge Fish sandwich. It was every Friday all year round.

Now I know Pittsburgh is one the largest Catholic cities around that could be why we love having a huge fish sandwich on Fridays. Still, I knew I wanted to create a fish masterpiece, since it is Lent, and I am Catholic. What better way than digging into my roots, my Pittsburgh roots and create a sandwich.

Yes, the thought of doing the fries and slaw occurred to me, since that is what is mostly done in Pittsburgh. Honestly, it wasn’t until I went to the grocery store and saw the meal deal of the week: A platter of fried fish, Mac n Cheese, and coleslaw for $15 that it came to me. Why not pile that all on a bun Pittsburgh style. that was how this huge fish sandwich was born. Yes, the flavors were all so yummy!

Pittsburgh Lent Fish Sandwich

Preparation 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Serves 4     adjust servings

Pittsburgh Lent Fish Sandwich is a monster fish sandwich done up in the Pittsburgh sandwich way. It is the perfect fish sandwich to have on Fridays during Lent.

Ingredients

  • 4 Fried and Battered Fish fillets
  • 1 cup mac n cheese cooked
  • 1 cup coleslaw prepared
  • 4 hoagie buns
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Open up your hoagie rolls, and on the bottom portion of the roll, place one fish fillet.

  2. Next, spoon a layer of the mac n cheese on top the fish.

  3. Then add the layer of the coleslaw on top the mac n cheese.

  4. Season with a little pepper.

  5. Finally, top the sandwich off with the top part the hoagie bun.

  6. Serve up the sandwiches and ENJOY!

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 356kcal Calories from fat 126
% Daily Value
Total Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 467mg19%
Carbohydrate 24g8%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 0g
Protein 34g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g
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Pittsburgh Lent Fish Sandwich is a monster fish sandwich done up in the Pittsburgh sandwich way. It is the perfect fish sandwich to have on Fridays during Lent.

21 Comments

  • Deanna

    Adam J. Holland

    March 10, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    This is a bigass gish sandwich, and I would call it such if it weren’t for the whole Lenten thing. Wonderful, Dee!

    1. Deanna

      Deanna Samaan

      March 19, 2017 at 8:25 am

      Pittsburghers eat big ass sandwiches lol! I have to make my hometown proud! Thank yoU!!!

  • Deanna

    Cricket Plunkett

    March 19, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Wow! Love the idea of putting mac and cheese on a fresh sandwich, yum!

    1. Deanna

      Deanna Samaan

      March 19, 2017 at 5:14 pm

      Thank you! It is delish!!

  • Deanna

    Stephanie@ApplesforCJ

    March 19, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    This is awesome how you topped a sandwich with one of my favorite things..mac & cheese. Would have never thought of that but great idea 🙂

    1. Deanna

      Deanna Samaan

      March 19, 2017 at 5:14 pm

      Thank you!!

  • Deanna

    linda spiker

    March 19, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Holy moly! Now THAT is a sandwich!

    1. Deanna

      Deanna Samaan

      March 19, 2017 at 5:15 pm

      Thank you!!

  • Deanna

    Lisa | Garlic & Zest

    March 19, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    I’ve been viewing Catholicism all wrong — thinking it was about deprivation and piety. You have proven me wrong — it’s about hedonism and decadence! I like that!

  • Deanna

    Sarah

    March 19, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    I always have seafood on Friday’s during Lent…and…all I can say is “sign me up” for this one! Wow! Looks amazing!

  • Deanna

    Debra C.

    March 24, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    When I lived in the midwest there were always fish on Fridays! They were amazing, always the best and something I really miss! That fish sandwich looks absolutely fabulous, what a great bite this would be!

  • Deanna

    Michelle

    March 24, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Your sandwich truly does look like a fish masterpiece! I love a loaded sandwich like that…yum!

  • Deanna

    debi at Life Currents

    March 25, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Oh my word this fish sandwich is simply loaded with goodies! Mac & cheese and coleslaw – amazing!

  • Deanna

    Julie

    March 25, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    I can see why that is a popular sandwich! I love the mac on top and that crispy crust looks amazing. It’s sad that some of those restaurants that we grew up with are a thing of the past, and really can’t be duplicated.

  • Deanna

    Justine

    March 25, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    That looks insanely yummy!

  • Deanna

    Michaela Kenkel

    March 26, 2017 at 1:18 am

    What a FANTASTIC sandwich!

  • Deanna

    Christie

    March 26, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    That definitely looks like one monster fish sandwich! And sounds delicious! Reminds me of the garbage plate in Rochester, NY; a little bit of everything.

  • Deanna

    Jenny | Honey and Birch

    March 26, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    I am totally down with adding mac and cheese to a sandwich. This sounds delicious.

  • Deanna

    Sandra Shaffer

    March 26, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    Wow! Now this is a fish sandwich! I would be full for days eating this — yummy!!

  • Deanna

    Jennifer A Stewart

    March 27, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    This sandwich is everything I want to eat in one sandwich!! All that creamy mac and cheese on a crispy fish filet! Yes, please! I also want to take a trip to the “burghs” now too!!

  • Deanna

    Jeff Steigerwald

    March 27, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Former Pittsburgher and catholic here. I have fond memories of going to the strip district with my dad and eating Wolleys and Benkovitz fish sandwiches. These were Atlantic Cod sandwiches. With that fishery in full collapse it has been hard to find a suitable replacement. I have had some grouper sandwiches of late in Florida that are very good, but nothing beats the big ole cod caught in the 70’s and 80’s. Pacific cod is not bad – probably as good as we can expect these days if you are ok with low levels of radiation.

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