How many fishfingers is just right?

Rachel is out tonight, and in the process of making myself fishfinger sandwiches I find myself asking how many fishfingers is just right. I am sure this is a question Darren has an answer to, since he knows the right number of Weetabix and many other things.

I pour some out and take a look. 6 fishfingers is too few. 8 looks to be too many. 7 is both too few and too many, depending on the angle from which I look at the oven tray.

Apparently one fishfinger has 2.7% of my recommended daily allowance of calories, meaning it would take 37 to see me through a day, but 37 can’t possibly ever be the right number of fishfingers.

Help. And quickly, because the oven is nearly ready.

10 replies on “How many fishfingers is just right?”

  1. For a fishfinger sandwich, the optimum number depends on the bread – but four seems to be the best number for the regular British sliced loaf.

    The real question, of course, is what to put on it. Ketchup? Mayonnaise? Salad cream? Or – my partner’s new favourite – Sandwich Spread?

  2. I foolishly went for 7. How is an odd number ever going to work out with two sandwiches? 8 would have been perfect after all.

    Oh, and I reckon you can’t go wrong with a bit of ketchup. Start messing around with mayo or salad cream and you might end up regretting it. Mind you.. I haven’t have a fishfinger and salad cream sandwich for a long time now. Maybe next time…

  3. Fishfingers, or fishsticks as they are called on this side of ‘the pond’, adhere to a very strict formula for consumption in piecewise parametric form as follows:

    Number of fishfingers to eat =
    3 if age 8 years old


  4. HEY my comment got cut off! Here is perhaps a more acceptably formatted version

    Number of fishfingers to eat =
    3 if age 8 is years old, 0 otherwise – go eat something that grown-ups eat :-)

    [never been a fishsticks fan :-)]

  5. We have a fish finger face off going down where 2 people will battle off to eat 100 fish fingers in 15 minutes…. keep posted for the results

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