German Perch (Deutscher Barsch)

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“You may prepare whole fish or fillets this way. From "The German Cookbook" by Mimi Sheraton. Posted for ZWT 6. Variations: -Fish can also be fried in hot corn oil or vegetable shortening. If you decide to do so, pour excess fat out of pan and add 2 tablespoons fresh butter to the skillet when you start to prepare sauce. -Breadcrumbs can be substituted with an equal amount of grated Parmesan cheese.”

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  1. Marinate the cleaned, washed perch in a mixture of lemon juice and grated onion for 1 hour.
  2. Pat dry, brush on both sides with oil and dredge lightly in breadcrumbs. (You may prepare either whole fish or fillets this way.).
  3. Heat butter in a skillet and when hot enough for bubbling to subside, add fish.
  4. Fry quickly, turning once, until golden brown on both sides.
  5. Place on a heated platter.
  6. Add 1 tablespoon butter to skillet and when hot and bubbling, add minced scallions or chives.
  7. Saute a minute or two, then add lemon juice, salt and pepper and parsley. Let come to a boil and spoon over fish.

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