Pan Fried Red Mullet On Crushed Potatoes

Pan fried red mullet on crushed potatoes

Serves 2


  • 200-300g red mullet fillets
  • Plain flour, seasoned, for coating
  • 350g/12oz new potatoes
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 25g/1oz watercress sprigs or rocket, roughly chopped
  • Balsamic vinegar & olive oil to serve


  1. Cook the potatoes until tender. Drain well and return to the pan with the olive oil.
  2. Lightly crush each potato with the back of a fork. Cook for a few more minutes until the outsides crisp a little. Season well and keep warm.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a frying pan until hot. Lightly dust the fillets with flour. Fry for 1-2 mins each side.
  4. Stir the watercress into the crushed potatoes and divide between 2 warmed plates.
  5. Top with red mullet fillets, skin side up. Drizzle a little balsamic vinegar and olive oil over all and serve.
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