Golden Crumbed Plaice with Wild Garlic Yogurt & Mash

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Serves2 people
Golden Crumbed Plaice with Wild Garlic Yogurt & Mash

Delicate plaice fillets get a crispy breadcrumb coating and are cooked in a hot pan till golden. Served with mountains of buttery kale studded mash, and a tangy wild garlic and lemon yogurt sauce.


  • 500g potatoes
  • Sea salt
  • 1 lemon
  • A handful of wild garlic
  • 150g Greek style yogurt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 200g kale
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 50g breadcrumbs
  • 30g flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 plaice fillets
  • 45g butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
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1. Scrub and peel the potatoes. Chop them into bite-size pieces and slide into a pan. Cover the potatoes with boiling water and sprinkle in a good pinch of salt. Set the pan over a medium heat and return to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 15-20 mins, till tender.
2. Meanwhile, grate the lemon zest into a small bowl. Shred the wild garlic leaves into small pieces. Add the wild garlic to the bowl and stir in the yogurt and a pinch of salt and pepper till well combined. Set aside.
3. Trim any woody stalks from the kale. Finely shred the leaves. Peel the garlic clove and crush or finely chop it. Set both aside, keeping them separate.
4. Scatter the breadcrumbs onto a large plate. Sprinkle 2 tbsp of the flour onto a separate plate and season with salt and pepper. Crack the egg onto a third plate and beat with a fork.
5. Dip the plaice fillets into the flour, then the egg and then the breadcrumbs, turning at each stage to make sure they’re well coated.
6. When the potatoes are nearly tender, tip the shredded kale into the water. Simmer for a further 2-3 mins, till the leaves are wilted. Drain the potatoes and the greens. Allow to steam dry for 1 min, then tip back into the pan.
7. Add the butter and crushed garlic to the pan, along with a little salt and pepper. Mash together well, then cover the pan and keep warm.
8. Pour 2 tbsp oil into a large frying pan and warm to a medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, carefully lay in the breaded plaice fillets. Fry for 3 mins on each side, till the breadcrumbs are golden brown.
9. Pile the mash onto plates and serve with golden fillets of plaice, the wild garlic yogurt and wedges of the lemon.
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