A Fischbrötchen (listen ) (pl. "Fischbrötchen", lit. fish roll) is a sandwich made with fish and other components such as fresh white or dried onions, pickles, remoulade, creamy horseradish sauce, ketchup, or cocktail sauce. It is commonly eaten in Northern Germany, due to the region's proximity to the North Sea and Baltic Sea.

Fischbrötchen with pickled herring
Place of originGermany
Main ingredientsBread, fish, onions; sometimes remoulade and pickles

A common preparation is made with bismarck herring or soused herring. Other varieties use Brathering, rollmops, European sprat, salmon, smoked Atlantic mackerel, fried Atlantic cod, and other fish varieties (e.g., fish burgers). Prawns are sometimes used, as are various other species of food fish. Fischbrötchen are commonly served at fast food stands or take-out restaurants.

The Hanover Fair was initially colloquially known as the "Fischbrötchen fair" due to the fish buns served there as a snack.[1]

See also


  1. Am Anfang war das Fischbrötchen: Die Welt, 4 April 2005 (in German)

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