Monday, October 24, 2011

Mahi Mahi with a savory cracker breading and taragon tartar sauce



Ingredients

2 packages of frozen Mahi Mahi nuggets thawed (Trader Joe's)
6 crushed Ritz crackers
6 crushed potato chips
1 C. Flour
1/2-1 tsp seasoning salt (you can adjust the salt to your own taste)
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp black pepper (fine grind)
2 eggs (mix with 1/ 4 C. water for egg wash for fish)
Heavy bottom frying pan
1/2 C. olive oil (you will add 1/4 C. of oil perbatch of fish you make-2 in all)
1- 1/2 tbsp of finely chopped fresh taragon (add more or less depending on your preference)
Tartar sauce (Trader Joe's has a pretty good one)

Directions

Add crushed crackers, chips, flour, seasoning salt, paprika, and black pepper in a ziplock bag and mix thoroughly.  In a medium sized bowl add eggs and water.  Whisk until combined.  Heat oil on medium high.  Dip half of Mahi Mahi nuggets in egg wash and remove a few pieces at a time, shake off excess egg, and drop in seasoned flour bag. Shake until coated...you may want to press the fish into the flour to get a good coating (try to use one hand for wet ingredients and one for dry otherwise you have very messy fingers). Test oil by placing one small piece in pan.  The fish should be bubbling immediately.  Add remaining pieces and cook until golden brown, just few minutes.  Drain on a plate lined with a paper towel.  Remove oil and wipe pan out with a paper towel.  Overly browned bits would cause pan to smoke and give your fish an overly brown color. Not tasty! Repeat all steps listed above. Serve with the tarrgon tartar sauce...Enjoy!