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Crispy Corn-Coated Sand Dabs

Sand dabs are found only in the Pacific coastal waters from Alaska to Mexico.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 sand dabs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Vegetable oil (for deep frying)

Instructions

  1. Mix cornmeal with salt and pepper. Dip fish in buttermilk, then coat with cornmeal mixture.
  2. Pour oil to a depth of 1 1/2 inches in a skillet. Heat until hot, then add fish. Cook until golden, turning once.
  3. Garnish with sprigs of watercress or parsley and lemon slices, if desired.