Fish Fingers with Lemon Garlic Dip

I love fish so much that when I go to a restaurant and I don’t feel like having pasta, I always order fried fish. I love the crisp exterior and the perfectly moist fish inside and my my, the garlic and lemon dip to go with the fish makes it all so worth it. Of course, this means that I don’t miss out on an opportunity to fry fish at home.

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These fish fingers make the perfect afternoon snack. Here’s what you’ll need:

Serves 2:

2 fish fillets (de-boned), preferably frozen
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 tsp of Italian seasoning
1/2 tbsp of grated cheddar or parmesan cheese 
1 tbsp chopped coriander
salt and pepper to taste
one egg
2 tbsp heavy cream
flavorless oil for frying 

For the Lemon Garlic dip:

2 tbsp plain packaged yogurt
2 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp chopped coriander
1 garlic clove, finally chopped 
1/2 tsp mustard paste

Take your fillets and cut them length-wise to make 1 inch wide fingers. Frozen fillets will make it easier to cut the fillets into fingers but it’s not important.  In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the dip and refrigerate while you fry the fish.

Take three bowls. In the first one, mix flour and a bit of salt. In the second one, beat together one egg and cream and in the final bowl, mix together the italian seasoning, cheese, bread crumbs, chopped coriander, salt and pepper.

Heat up enough oil in a frying pan such that the fingers can be shallow fried. Dip the fingers, first in the flour, then the egg and cream mixture and finally in the bread crumb mixture. Fry for 1 minute on each side over medium heat till the fingers are golden brown.

Serve with some chopped tomatoes and the chilled lemon garlic dip.


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