Pescado Frito

Fried Fish with Garlic Mayonnaise or Egg-and-Lemon Sauce

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Sephardic Flavors: Jewish Cooking of the Mediterranean

By Joyce Goldstein

Published 2000

  • About

Fried fish is popular all over the Mediterranean. Andalusia, where a large Jewish community once resided, was known both then and now as the “zone of frying, ” as there always have been innumerable freidurías, or fish-frying shops, in the region. Although many people equate fried fish with greasy fish-and-chip emporia, frying, if properly done, can be a wonderful way to capture the sweetness of fish. In Spain, olive oil was the traditional frying medium, but in Turkey its high cost s