BREADED FRIED FISH with POTATO SALAD

Czech name: Smažený kapr s bramborovým salátem

Written by Jitka Rosenbaumova

This dish is one of the most typical in Czech cuisine. It takes time, but it is delicious and Czech people love it. The dish is usually connected with Christmas, because Czech people serve it on Christmas Eve. And potato salad is made for other occasions, like Easter. This salad is really popular in the Czech Republic and is served not only with fish. In the Czech Republic, the traditional fish is Carp. You can use any other kind of fish, such as flounder, cod, grouper, catfish, tilapia or perch etc.

Ingredients

Fish:
2 lb fish
3 eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups plain bread crumbs
salt and ground black pepper to taste
vegetable oil for frying

Potato salad:
1 tsp oil
2 lb potatoes
6 small carrots
4 eggs
10 small pickles
2 onions
1 big apple
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup white yogurt
salt and ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

Boil the potatoes and carrots, both unpeeled, for about 25 minutes in salted water. Then drain the vegetables and cover with a lid.
Peel and cut the potatoes and carrots into little cubes. Hard boil the eggs, peel and cube them.
Put the ingredients in a bowl and add diced pickles, onions, and apple. Mix it all with mayonnaise and the yogurt.
Add salt and pepper to taste. Keep it cold until you serve it. It tastes best when you make it the day before.
If you have a whole fish cut into slices. You can salt the fish slices. Use three bowls for raw eggs mixed with a teaspoon of oil, flour, and plain bread crumbs. Coat the slices, first in the flour, then in the eggs and finally in the bread crumbs.
Put the oil on a pan. Heat the oil and fry the breaded fish on both sides until it is golden brown.
Serve it with a slice of lemon and fresh parsley as a garnish.