Crumbed flathead burgers with caper mayonnaise

Crumbed flathead burgers with caper mayonnaise

ServesServes 4


300g flathead fillets
50g breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 teaspoon chopped dried salted capers
1 lemon, zested
50g plain flour
1 egg
olive oil for cooking
4 half baguettes or crusty rolls, split and toasted
shredded iceberg lettuce
sliced tomatoes
tartare sauce
roasted potatoes and other vegetables


  1. Make sure that the flathead is clean and remove any bones
  2. Combine breadcrumbs with the parsley, capers and lemon zest on a plate
  3. Place the flour on another plate and lightly beat the egg in a shallow bowl
  4. Now this is a job for the kids
  5. Coat the flathead, 1 fillet at a time, in flour
  6. Then dip into the egg, followed by the breadcrumb mixture, gently pressing crumbs on with your fingertips
  7. Place onto a large plate
  8. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat
  9. Cook fish for 2 minutes each side or until cooked through
  10. Layer the rolls with the lettuce and tomato, top with a fish fillet, some tartare sauce and then the top of the roll
  11. Serve with roast vegetables, extra tartare sauce and lemon wedges
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