To avoid making the same mistake I made with Ob’s Chicken, I am writing this up very soon after making it. It was slightly weird, but good nevertheless!
When I have something that needs testing for the Murder, She Cooked book and there is something ODD about the recipe, I prefer to pluck it from the pile and try it myself. So it was with Barry’s cornflake encrusted sole. It sounded kinda bizarre.
I was only making one person portion of this but the smallest box of cornflakes I could get was huge. It seems bonkers to have only used 1/4 cup of cornflakes from this huge container of them. I never eat cornflakes, what on EARTH shall I do with the rest?
This is a super easy dish to make. For a one person portion I used 2 fillets of lemon sole, about 80g of sour cream and 1/4 cup cornflakes. Here’s how they looked before baking.
The green enamel pot with a lid that I usually use for David Niven’s Jansonn’s Temptation was the perfect size for this. Now I’ve been drawn to looking at that recipe again, I really want to make immediately. For BREAKFAST. My love for that fishy, potato, creamy dish knows no bounds…
But back to the sole. I assumed that the dish should be covered in the oven and the fillets steamed really nicely in my dish and were perfectly cooked after 35 minutes.
The cornflakes softened up and to be honest, I couldn’t really taste them. I’d probably up the quantities if I was going to make them a FEATURE of this dish. Hahah, cornflakes a feature of a dish!
I served Barry’s fish with green beans Elizabeth Taylor style and some sweetcorn leftover from the Cedar Court 3 Annual KFC Bucket night.
My goodness Colonel Saunders knows what he is doing! We ate a LOT of chicken.
For good measure here’s Elizabeth’s recipe.
The scribbled quantities are what I do for two, so for my singleton’s sole supper I halved those so about 80g beans and 40g tomatoes. All in all a very lovely speedy dinner for a weeknight. Thanks, Barry!
There are still recipes up for grabs to test for the Murder, She Cooked book. You’ll get an acknowledgment, your feedback about the recipe will be included AND I will love you forever. Here are the recipes currently most in need of a second pair of eyes.
Ken Howard’s Caviar Pie House of Ken Howard
Jean Simmons’ Sour Milk Cheese Fruit Salad
Wayne Rogers’ Fish Dish
Janet Leigh’s Fruit Salad with Daiquiri Dressing
Michael Ansara’s Cheesecake
Elizabeth Ashley’s Creole Chicken
Dina Merrill’s Homard au Whisky
Carroll Baker’s Baked Chicken
Jennifer Warren’s Shrimp and Cocktail Sauce
Wayne Rogers’ Hunter Eggs
Just leave a comment on this post or drop me a line via the Contact Page if you’d like to try something. Everyone welcome, whatever your cooking skills.
But why the corn flakes !? At first I thought it must make a crusted coating similar to breading, but no .. so what does it add ? Ok, so there’s sour cream . But how else is this ‘Russian’ particularly !? Strange, very strange.
It’s bizarre, isn’t it?! No crunch! Mind you, if you think this is odd, wait until you see the entry for Marsha Hunt’s Ham With Love. Coming to the blog soooooooon! Jx
I wish I could help you out with more recipes but my grocery stores are a bit of a mess with flood/landslide induced logistical problems at the moment!
Still, I might be able to find the stuff for the Creole chicken? Or the baked chicken. I have chicken.
Oh sorry to hear about the flood/landslide. Hope all is OK. I’ll send over the creole chicken and baked chicken recipes, just to see if you can get hold of the wherewithal – thanks a million for the offer! xx
That does look (and sound) odd… Can’t offer to help with the cornflake mountain either, not my kind of breakfast.
My kind of breakfast involves eggs, so send me over the recipe for Wayne Rogers’ Hunter Eggs. I will have a kitchen again soon, so I could also give Carroll Baker’s Baked Chicken a whirl!
I hear ya! All I can think of is the recipe for William Holden’s Hong Kong Burgers – remember Gary’s BBQ? https://www.silverscreensuppers.com/william-holden/recipe-month-bill-holdens-hong-kong-burgers
Ooh, and thanks for the testing offer, sending ’em over forthwith. LOVE the idea of you testing something in your NEW KITCHEN!
Very odd! I often make salmon cakes that are coated in finely crushed cornflakes and they are delicious. I also have a recipe for crushed tortilla chip encrusted tilapia and it’s fabulous! But Barry’s sprinkling of flakes makes no sense.
I hear ya, Margie! I love the idea of salmon cakes with finely crushed cornflakes – I feel some David Niven fish cakes coming on!
Jenny, I can do the shrimp and cocktail sauce. Do you think the homard au whisky would work with lobster tails and not full lobster? If so, send me that one too. xx
Taryn! You are a superstar. I will check on the Homard recipe and email you later – kisses from London to Melbourne xxx