Video: Brown Butter Pan-Fried White Fish -

Video: Brown Butter Pan-Fried White Fish

See how to make quick and easy pan-fried fish in brown butter.

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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. You’ll see a great technique for quickly filleting fish with an electric knife. 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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Jan. 7, 2014 8:37 am
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!
Jun. 27, 2013 2:37 pm
i normally enjoy your recipes but watching a fish being filet while it was still alive was needlessly cruel and disgusting. This was not entertaining in the least. We live on a lake and fish but...this was totally offensive.
Nov. 30, 2012 6:26 pm
Why can't the fish be killed quickly first before fileting the fish? Other than that, the fish looked good.
Jul. 30, 2012 2:28 am
Even when it was flipped over, the second cut...
Jul. 30, 2012 2:25 am
I was looking for how to fried fish easily. However,at 2.11 really shocked me. The fish was still alive when it was being cut!
Jun. 12, 2012 12:46 pm
Oh, man! Fresh fish is the best!
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