PAN FRIED FLATHEAD WITH POTATOES & TOMATO SAUCE
COOKBOOK: Woman’s Day Mag - Blue Folder
Anything with fried potatoes tastes great, right!? Here is another example of a fish dish which can win hearts if served with fries. I do like my flathead fish and it’s delicious when pan fried. It’s a very mild fish with a sweet taste. A good fish & chips shop will only serve fathead as their fav fish in their fish-n-chips parcel.
A very healthy choice probably spoilt slightly with the fried potato (but it is fried in olive oil) and that sauce was just perfect as a side dish.
Hope you enjoy
Olive oil for shallow frying
800g potatoes, peeled and cut into 1cm slices
Salt & pepper
4 x large flathead fillets
80g rocket or baby spinach
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 red onion, sliced and diced
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
425g diced tomatoes
Salt & pepper
Prepare the olive oil or your very own oil for shallow frying in a frying pan. Heat the oil and add the potatoes. Turn them a number of times until they reach a golden colour. Add salt and pepper.
Drain the potatoes on a kitchen napkin and set aside.
Keep only 1 tablespoon of the oil in the frying pan. Fry the flathead for approx 2-4mins on either side, remove from pan and set aside & keep warm.
Heat oil in a pan, add the garlic and onion. Fry until onion is just soft. Add the tomatoes and salt and pepper. Simmer for approx 3mins or until sauce is slightly thicker in texture.
On serving plate, add a large tablespoon of tomato sauce, place a flathead piece over the sauce, add some rocket and potato. It’s now ready to be served.