Another great and easy recipe from Gwyneth Paltrow's "my father's daughter."
Fried Flounder with tartar sauce
4 large flounder or any flat fish fillets
1/2 cup milk
2 cups fine plain bread crumbs*
Safflower or peanut oil, for frying
Fine sea salt
1 lemon, cut in wedges
1.25 cups Vegenaise**
3 tbsp salt-packed capers, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup cornichons, very finely chopped
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh chives
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp black pepper
For tartar sauce: Combine everything together.
Dip fish I milk and then lightly dredge in crumbs. Place a large nonstick skillet (I used cast iron) over MED-HIGH heat and fill with 1/4 cup of oil (about 3/4 cup). When a small pinch of bread crumbs sizzle immediately, the skillet is ready. Gently lay a fillet in the skillet (do in batches if necessary). Fry for about 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with a bit of salt. Serve with lemon wedges and tartar sauce.
Prep and active prep time: 15 minutes.
*original calls for fine bread crumbs. I used a rice coating that I make from one of Michael Chiarello's cookbooks.
**original calls for Vegenaise, a vegan mayonnaise. If you don't have it or can't find it or don't want to use it, use a light mayo.
Yield: 4 servings
Source: Gwyneth Paltrow’s My Father’s Daughter
Posted by RisaG 5/20/11