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Fried Fish In Coarse Oatmeal

1 lb. Choices of Herring, Mackerel or Trout
1 1/2 cups Coarse oatmeal
1/4 tsp. Sea salt
1/4 tsp. Ground pepper
few sprigs Parsley
2 whole Lemon, cut into wedges


Clean the fish, split, and open at the belly, and pat dry with paper towel.

Season coarse oatmeal with salt, pepper.

Roll fish on both sides in seasoned coarse oatmeal

Heat 1 tbsp butter per fish in frying-pan until bubbling but not brown, and fry fish on both sides until golden.

Drain, serve garnished with parsley and wedges of lemon then serve.

To serve individually: 1 large or 2 small fish per person.

Useful tips:

Certain fish, in particular trout, mackerel and herring are very delicious fried in oatmeal and this has been a traditional and beloved dish all across Scotland for such a long time. For many Scottish, fish fried in oatmeal epitomizes the warmth and comfort of home.



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