Hog Fish Sandwich

Ingredients

  • 4 (8oz) filets of hog fish or fish of choice
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 8 slices of Swiss cheese
  • Fresh Cuban or French bread cut into 4 6 inch portions
  • 3 cups cracker meal and self rising flour mixed together (50/50) mixture
  • 1 quart buttermilk
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges for garnish
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • lettice
  • tartar sauce

Hog Fish is a fish that the native to the waters of the Florida Keys. It can be found at a large seafood market ordered on line. If you can find Hog fish you may substitute, snapper, Mahi Mahi or grouper.
Directions:

  • Place the hog fish filets in the cracker meal mixture and coat on all sides, then remove excess.
  • Dip filets back into the buttermilk, then back into the cracker mixture. Coat completely, then set aside.
  • Saute the mushrooms and onions in olive oil until lightly browned and softened, about 3 minutes. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions in the pan then place the cheese slices over and cook until cheese is lightly melted.
  • In a large saute pan add enough oil to come up 1/2 inch of the pan and heat to 350.
  • Fry the fish for about 3 minutes per side or until golden brown on each side. Drain on paper towels
  • Dress the with lettuce, tomato and tartar sauce, then place the fish filets on the bread then top with the mushroom mixture.

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