Fried herring with oats

Serving for:
4 person(s)
Preparation time:
30 min.

Recipe details

4 herring fillets
8 tbsp rolledoats
1 egg
50 g butter
Additional needs
large bunchwatercress
drizzle ofmalt vinegar
Englishmustard, to serve
Preparation method:

1. Lightly beat the egg in a shallow bowl and put the oats on a large plate.
2. Using a paper towel, pat the herring fillets dry and dip each one in the beaten egg. Shake off any excess and coat with the oats.
3. Heat a large and sturdy frying pan over a moderate heat and when hot add the butter.
4. Fry the herrings in the foaming butter for about 3 minutes on each side – you might need to do this in two batches. When crisp and a deep golden colour, remove from heat, salt lightly and transfer the fish to four plates. Pour over any melted butter from the pan.
5. Put a handful of watercress on each plate and drizzle the leaves with a little malt vinegar. Serve straight away with a dab of English mustard.


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