Fish Fillets with Brown Butter (Pan Fried)

2
Cosette Khoryati

By
@CosetteKR

This is one of my favorite fish dishes. Quick, simple and delicious.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
2
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Pan Fry

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
I come from a family of fisherman. So, I am a fish lover and have enjoyed fried fish all my life. But, I never have had it this way! I loved the brown butter sauce over the fish. I will be definitely be fixing this one again.

Ingredients

2
fish fillets (i like white fish for this recipe like cod but any fish would work)
4 Tbsp
butter
2 Tbsp
olive oil (sunflower or canola oil)
1/2 c
flour
salt and pepper
2 Tbsp
lemon juice
thyme or oregano (i prefer dried)

How to Make Fish Fillets with Brown Butter (Pan Fried)

Step-by-Step

  • 1-Season fish on both sides with salt and pepper.
    -Lightly dredge fish in flour and shake off excess. (I like to season the flour with salt and pepper as well)
    -When pan is hot, add olive oil followed immediately by 1-2 tablespoons butter.
    -When butter is melted, place fish in the pan and jiggle pan for the first 10 seconds to keep the fish from sticking.
    -Cook until golden crust forms on meat.
    -Carefully turn fish on the other side and again jiggle pan for the first few seconds.
    -Cook until skin turns golden brown.
    -Remove to a warm plate.
    -Pour out the cooking fat from the pan, then put the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and melt them until they become hazel color.
    -Turn off the heat, add the lemon juice and few leaves of thyme or oregano. (you can leave the herbs out)
    -Pour the brown butter sauce over the fish fillets and serve.
  • 2*Make sure you pat dry the fillets before working with them.
    *The cooking time of the fish depends on the thickness of the fillets.
    *It's better not to cover the fish while frying them so they won't become soggy from the trapped steam.

Printable Recipe Card

About Fish Fillets with Brown Butter (Pan Fried)

Course/Dish: Fish, Other Main Dishes, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: French
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids