Eels Fried in Bread Crumbs

Preparation info

  • Serve

    4 to 6

    unless otherwise stated.
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1999

  • About


  • 2 lb eel, skinned, cleaned, and boned
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


Cut the eel into 3-inch pieces. Slightly flatten them, then place in a bowl and sprinkle the onion slices over. Season with salt and pepper, and pour half of the oil and the lemon juice over. Leave the eel pieces in this marinade for about 30 minutes, turning the pieces once or twice.

Remove the eel pieces from the marinade and pat dry. Roll in the seasoned flour, dip in the beaten eggs