"Recipes are meant to be shared"...Ann Thibeault

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sole Almondine

Sole is one of Moe's favourite fish. I really should cook it more often. Next best thing to Dover Sole is the Petrale Sole that is available out here on the west coast. Sweet and delicate. Tonight we had it very simply prepared - dipped in flour and quickly fried and served with a browned butter, lemon and toasted almond sauce, topped with chives and served with steamed beans and Parisienne Potatoes. TIP: Parisienne Potatoes are traditionally just panned fried, but you can also deep fry them.

Home Cookin Chapter: Thibeault's Table

Parisienne Potatoes
3 or 4 large Russet Potatoes
2 tablespoons Olive oil
2 tablespoons Butter
2 cloves of Garlic
Salt and pepper
parsley, rosemary or thyme

Using a melon baller, make round balls from large peeled potatoes or you can cut the potatoes into small cubes. Potatoes can be cut up ahead of time and left to soak in cold water.

In a large frying pan, heat olive oil and butter. Dry the potatoes really well and add them to the pan. Saute, shaking the pan occasionally until golden brown and the potatoes are tender. Add minced garlic and salt and pepper to taste. Shake to distribute and cook for about 30 seconds. Remove from heat; add fresh herb of choice, parsley, rosemary or thyme. Serve while hot.


  1. I like my fish prepared that simple way..Moe is right in loving it:) Your parisiennes are always so yummy looking too.

  2. Ann, I love your parisienne potatoes - you reminded me to make them again as they always look so good!


  3. I enjoy sole just because it is so delicate. It's one of the few fish I'll eat.

    What a kick with the potatoes. I don't think I've seen them prepared that way before. I love potatoes and are always interested in new ways to prepare them. These look good!

  4. Oh, this does look good! Do you participate in Foodie Friday...sure hope so with all these awesome pics! :-) Susan

  5. Hello and thank you for your Sole Almondine recipe - it sounds like the ones I ate in the past and I hope mine will look as good as yours!

  6. My that looks like it tastes delicious.
    I must confess I have never used a melon baller on potatoes before, but I have never prepared Parisienne Potatoes either!


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