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Saucy Cheese-Coated Perch

Ingredients
  Perch/Other fish fillets 1 Pound
  All purpose flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Dash
  Dry bread crumbs 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Shortening 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Canned tomato sauce 8 Ounce
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dried basil leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

Thaw frozen fillets.
Cut into 4 portions.
Coat fish with flour.
Dip into a mixture of egg, salt, and pepper; then dip into a mixture of bread crumbs and cheese.
In skillet fry fish slowly in hot shortening till browned on one side, 4 to 5 minutes.
Turn and brown other side till fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, about 4 to 5 minutes longer.
Meanwhile, combine tomato sauce, 1/4 cup water, sugar, and basil in a saucepan.
Simmer 10 minutes.
Serve with fish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Seafood
Interest: 
Party

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