Originally Posted by busyfingers
Sardines or kippers with crackers and pimento cream cheese....
This reminds me, I love kippered herring. Throw it under the broiler, top with a tiny dab of mustard, serve on crackers. Epic.
Additionally, when I'm feeling lazy on prep but I can still do a quick trip to the store (I have a WF that's a 5-min walk), I'll pick up some fresh, cleaned sardines, give them a quick going-over with olive oil, sea salt, and then toss them in the deep fryer. It's quick and unbelievably tasty. I like to pair it with some wilted dandelion greens with kalamata olive (ALWAYS in the fridge), crumbled feta, olive oil, S&P, and a squeeze of lemon. This isn't really an "embarassing comfort food" per se, but it's stupid easy and takes essentially no time. It's also very good for you.
EDIT: Also hella cheap. I get fresh sardines for $4/lb (when they're available) and dandelion greens are almost free, lol.