4 spotted sea trout fillets, 10 oz. each
3/4 c. crushed saltines (about 21 crackers)
1/4 c. Parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp fresh snipped parsley
1/3 c. flour, all purpose
1/8 tsp black pepper
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1 egg, well beaten
3 to 4 Tbsp Crisco shortening or cooking oil
Fresh lemon (completely optional)
Fish needs to be freshly caught or thawed
Mix together the crackers, Parmesan cheese, and parsley in a bowl
Combine flour and pepper in another bowl
Pour the lemon juice into a bowl
Add beaten egg to another bowl. You now have four bowls according to Count Count on Sesame Street.
Place fillets first in lemon juice, then the flour mix, then in the egg, and lastly cover the fillet with the crushed cracker mix breading.
Get the shortening (or oil) hot in a skillet
Place a dipped, breaded fillet in the hot oil
Use a medium heat and cook until brown, about 7 to 10 minutes
Turn over the fillet and repeat on other side until fish is flakey; test doneness with a fork.
Remove to paper towels for draining and serve with the lemon slices, if desired.
Use the parsley for a garnish