Tilapia for 2

Sloane Taylor
Sloane Taylor 3 Min Read

Sometimes I just want something fast and easy for dinner or a weekend lunch. Homemade fries and fish sandwiches with tartar sauce are the perfect foods.

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Homemade Fries

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  • 1 Idaho potato per person
  • 2-3 cups vegetable oil
  • ½ cup lard, optional
  • Salt to taste

Wash potatoes under cool water. Peel, but it’s not necessary. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise, then lay flat and slice into thirds. Place pieces in a bowl with enough water to cover them. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 200°F.

Heat oil and lard in deep saucepan on medium-high. Test temperature by dropping in a piece of bread. When bread browns in a matter of seconds the oil is ready.

Drain potatoes then pat dry. Carefully add to hot oil. Deep-fry for approximately 4 minutes. They’re done when a toothpick inserts easily.

Scatter the fries on a plate lined with paper towels. Salt them and then place in the oven to keep warm while you make the fish.


Tilapia for 2

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  • 2 fresh deli rolls, split
  • 2 tsp. olive oil plus more for brushing
  • 2 slices Provolone cheese
  • 2 tilapia filets
  • 1 glove garlic, pressed or chopped fine
  • 4 sage leaves or ½ tsp. dried sage
  • 3 thyme sprigs or ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • 3 parsley sprigs snipped fine or ½ tsp. dried
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Lettuce and tomato optional

Heat skillet on medium-high. Brush a little olive oil onto insides of the rolls. Test the skillet for heat by sprinkling a few drops of water onto the pan. When the water jumps and quickly evaporates place the rolls oiled side onto cooking surface. Carefully toast until the rolls are a light golden brown. Remove to individual plates and lay a slice of cheese on the roll bottom.

Pour remaining olive oil into the hot skillet. When the oil shimmers add the fish. Sprinkle with herbs. Fry 2-3 minutes per side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Remove fish from skillet with a spatula and lay the filets onto the cheese half of the rolls. Add a healthy smear of tartar sauce, the lettuce and tomato, then cap with the other half of the roll.


Tartar Sauce

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  • ½ cup real mayonnaise
  • 1 small garlic clove, chopped fine
  • 1 tbsp. onion, chopped fine
  • 1tbsp. sweet relish

Mix ingredients together in a small bowl. Taste and adjust to your preference.

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Award-winning author Sloane Taylor is a sensual woman who believes humor and sex are healthy aspects of our everyday lives and carries that philosophy into her books. She writes sexually explicit romances that takes you right into the bedroom. Being a true romantic, all her stories have a happy ever after. Her books are set in Europe where the men are all male and the North American women they encounter are both feminine and strong. They also bring more than lust to their men’s lives. Taylor was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago. Studly, her mate for life, and Sloane now live in a small home in Indiana and enjoy the change from city life. Feel free to email me at sloanetaylor@comcast.net or visit my blog http://sloanetaylor.blogspot.com/