This week’s French Fridays With Dorie challenge is for this simple, delicious pan-fried fish. The original recipe calls for Flounder, but alas, Flounder is an East Coast fish that is not readily available in California. We talked about making it with Trout, but I couldn’t find any at the market today, so I decided to try Swai. I’d never heard of it, but it looked like the best match for a light filet. Not only was it delicious, it turns out that Swai is a farm-raised alternative to Catfish. It is so much better than Orange Roughy or Red Snapper, and just as delicious as Sole. I got these 3 large filets for just over $4! For more information on Swai, click here.
This is a great recipe for a weeknight dinner. It’s simple & delicious. I had a large bag of Almond Meal from my obsession with Macarons – which I was never able to master, BTW – that was just perfect for the Almond crust. I really liked mixing Lemon Zest into the Almond coating.
I’ve seen these featured in several magazines, so I decided to try them. They were just delicious – crispy on the outside & creamy on the inside!
Wash however many new potatoes you’d like – I made a dozen Yukon Gold ones.
Boil them in salted water until tender – about 20 minutes – and drain.
Pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and drizzle with olive oil.
Evenly space the potatoes out on the sheet, then smash with the bottom of a glass.
Drizzle more olive oil on top of the potatoes and sprinkle them with Truffle Salt and freshly ground pepper.
Bake for 30 minutes.
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