A delicious breaded and pan fried abalone with home made cocktail sauce.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1/2 pound abalone without shell
- 1 1/2 cups seasoned dry bread crumbs
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 cup olive oil for frying
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- chopped fresh parsley for garnish
Slice the abalone into 1/4 inch thick steaks, making sure to trim off any meat that is not white, as this part tends to be very tough. Place the steaks on a cutting board, and pound with a meat tenderizer until pliable.
In a small bowl, stir together the ketchup, horseradish, and lime juice to make a cocktail sauce. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Heat olive oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Whisk eggs and milk together in a shallow dish. Place bread crumbs in a large resealable plastic bag. Dip the abalone steaks in egg, then place in the bag with the crumbs and shake to coat.
Fry coated abalone for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Remove to paper towels to drain. Place on a platter, and garnish with lime slices and parsley. Serve with the cocktail sauce for dipping.