Sole in Egg Sauce

This is one of those recipes that sounds not very interesting and looks pretty awful but don’t judge just yet…

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In the past I’ve attempted to skin a fillet of fish but has never been a great success, so I made sure the sole had been skinned by the fishmonger. I can cope with cutting it into cubes though! Very little prep for this..

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The cornflour in the egg is a new one for me, and that is mixed until smooth..

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So then the fish is dipped in and then into the hot pan..

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While that’s having the first two minutes of cooking, the rest of the ingredients are mixed into the remaining egg mix. I had started this recipe with 8oz of fish so I had thirded everything else, but I thought that seemed like a stingy amount of spring onion and ginger so kept them the same!

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The fish is turned after a couple of minutes and they have a kind of cooked eggy coating..

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So after another 2 minutes the sauce is added, but there really isn’t much of it! The minute I added it to the pan the egg in the sauce immediately started to cook like an omelette and was impossible to stir in without making a hell of a mess..

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It was at this point that we were looking at the pan and thinking that this was going to be a complete disaster! The more I tried to stir it the more the fish started to break down. I ended up just leaving the pan on a gentle heat for a few minutes to make sure all the egg had cooked.

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We weren’t sure what the ideal accompaniment for this should be, but all we had was rice, it does make it a very bland looking dinner…

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So like I said this does look pretty awful but it tastes blooming brilliant!! The fish is lovely and soft and has broken up in places but I think it’s cooked well, and the eggy coating to it is quite lovely! The flavour from the almost non-existent sauce is surprisingly good! The spring onions, ginger and sherry can all be tasted and together are great.

Overall this was truly delicious, a very pleasant surprise! I do wonder if this is really what it’s meant to be like!

Would I make this again? Oh yes…

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