Fridays are traditionally known for fried fish. throughout new england, the local seafood shops and restaurants offer Friday fish specials. most of the time, we prepare our fish in the oven, either baked or broiled. on some special Fridays, i have made a light batter for fried fish. this is a super recipe that doesn’t require a deep oil bath. and, for certain is many fewer calories than other recipes in books.
to make Martha Stewart’s fish po’boys: cut the desired fish (i used cod) into small strips and pat dry. next, add 2 tablespoons corn meal, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
using only about 2 tablespoons of canola oil, i use a non-stick electric skillet and brown the fish in batches. next, i place the fish on a foil-lined sheet pan and bake to finish the cooking in the oven at 350 degrees. baking usually is less than 8 minutes.
to serve as a po’boy: add some lettuce to a toasted roll, along with a spicy homemade tartar sauce. i usually just add low-fat mayonnaise to chopped pickles or pickle relish, with a dash of lemon juice or spicy chili sauce. mix well, and use for sandwiches. fish fry Friday is a treat at my house.