March 24, 2010

Butterfish a la Steinbeck

"I wish you could have tasted the way my mother fried butterfish. She used to take an old-fashioned cast-iron skillet--and the fish, it had to be very fresh and very carefully trimmed. She'd make a batter with brown toasted crumbs--bread crumbs, not cracker crumbs--and she'd put a whole tablespoon--no, two tablespoonfuls--of Worcestershire sauce in a beaten egg. I think that was the secret."
--The Wayward Bus, John Steinbeck

Steinbeck, quite the fiction and recipe writer. Reminds me a little of katsu style. Yum.

1 comment:

Velva said...

As I reading it, I was wondering what butterfish was....I am thinking I need to google it.

You have a great blog. Your blog always makes me think and that is a good thing.