Recipe: Fried Eel
Description: Greasy but flavorful.
Game ingredients: Eel, Oil
This recipe restores 75 energy and 30 health. It gives a +1 Luck bonus and can be obtained from George after reaching 3 hearts. It sells for 120g.
Difficulty: Easy, 15 minutes. Serves 5.
The serving size is as such because although this dish is actually very tasty, it’s not easy to eat a lot of it in one sitting. It should be eaten as an appetizer.
-1 cup breadcrumbs
-¼ cup ketchup
-1 teaspoon pepper
-1 tablespoon horseradish
-Lemon wedges (optional)
Spread the breadcrumbs over a cutting board or a sheet of wax paper. Rinse the eel in water and then roll it in the breadcrumbs to fully coat it.
In a frying pan, drizzle just a few tablespoons of oil or butter in the pan, just enough to thinly coat the bottom. Heat over medium-high heat, and drop the eel in.
Fry the eel on both sides until the breadcrumbs start to brown, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side til the breadcrumbs are well-browned and the eel is fully cooked.
In a small dish, combine the ketchup, pepper, and horseradish to make a fish sauce.
Serve the eel with the wedges and sauce. The best way to eat this is in small portions.
The eel has a light taste, but the bulk of the flavour comes from the sauce, and the crunch of the breadcrumbs offers a good contrast to the tender fish. In my opinion, it’s much better than the spicy eel.