Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Fried Fish and Tartar Sauce

I love fried fish. I hate heavily battered fried fish where there is more batter than fish. So, to get it the way I like it, I usually make it myself.

And, if I am making my own fried fish, I sure am going to make my own tartar sauce.

Tartar sauce is so easy to make. Just mix some mayo and a bit of sour cream, fresh dill, a squeezed lemon, diced onion and some capers. If you like a bit of sweetness, add a bit of relish. I skipped the relish.

I like to use cod for this recipe. Just cut it into pieces and pat it dry.

Have a plate of seasoned flour and a plate of whisked eggs. Dip the fish in the flour, then in the egg and then back in the flour again.

Heat oil in a heavy pan over medium high heat. You know it is ready when you stick the end of a wooden spoon into the oil and it bubbles. I love old kitchen hints.

Fry the fish until it is golden. I drain it on a paper towel covered cookie sheet and sit the pieces upright against the edges so they won't get soggy.

I served it with some of the sour cream dilled cucumbers I showed a few days ago.

With a nice dollop of tartar sauce on the side. This is a nice light summer meal.