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Brown Butter Pan-Fried White Fish

In this video, you’ll see how to make delicate white fish fried in brown butter. Watch Chef John ice fish from a top-secret location on the Finger Lakes in New York. With fish so fresh, you don’t need (or want) to do too much to it. The fillets are simply dredged in seasoned flour and quickly fried in brown butter. It’s so fast and easy! The fish is sweet and succulent, and the brown butter gives a toasty flavor and aroma. Fresh fish does not get any fresher than this! All it needs is a squirt of fresh lemon. Make this with any delicate white fish. Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John’s Brown Butter Pan-Fried Perch.

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  • Goidelic Cook

Have only just joined and am disgusted and shocked to see a fish bring filleted while it is still alive. I request you remove from your web site and I am going to report you to the RSPCA for cruelty and the web site for condoning this technique.

  • Faithfulme1

I agree! I like to eat fish as well but, filleting the fish while it is still alive is very offensive and because of this I am not interested in your recipe..and I believe this certain recipe posted video should be removed from this site!

  • AD

Wow, what a sensitive bunch of whiners. You people do know that it is very simple to navigate off of a web page? Petunias - if you find fileting a fish to be "totally offensive", then you really need to evaluate your relationship with reality. That is just absurd.