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Scottish Herring in Oatmeal   HT  MC  Scottish    20mins



Serves   4      Hot   Fish   Main Course   Healthy Eating   Dairy Free  Scotland  British  Europe




8 Herrings, cleaned, gutted and boned

1 Egg, beaten

Coarse Oatmeal to coat

Salt and Black Pepper

Olive oil for shallow frying





1.  Make sure the fish are well scaled - see Fish and Shellfish General preparations.


2. Season the beaten egg with plenty of black pepper and some salt then dip the fish in the egg.


3. Place the oatmeal on a plate and use coat the herrings on all sides, pressing the oatmeal firmly into the fish.


4. Heat the oil in a large frying pan until hot then fry the fish,  skin side up first for 4 minutes on each side until lightly browned.


5. Drain the fish on kitchen paper and serve immediately.


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Fish Scalers (optional)


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