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Weihnachtskarpfen in Zitronen-Kräuter-Panade Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 whole carp (about 2-3 pounds), cleaned and scaled
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
- 2 lemons, zested and juiced
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Vegetable oil, for frying

Special equipment needed:
- Large frying pan
- Kitchen thermometer
- Paper towels

Step-by-step instructions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. Rinse the carp under cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
3. In a shallow dish, mix together the flour, salt, and pepper.
4. In another shallow dish, beat the eggs.
5. In a third shallow dish, mix together the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, chopped herbs, lemon zest, and salt and pepper.
6. Dip the carp in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
7. Dip the carp in the beaten eggs, then coat with the breadcrumb mixture, pressing the mixture onto the fish to make sure it sticks.
8. Heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat until it reaches 350°F.
9. Fry the carp for about 5-7 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and crispy. Use a kitchen thermometer to make sure the internal temperature of the fish reaches 145°F.
10. Remove the fish from the pan and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
11. Bake the fish in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until cooked through.
12. Remove from the oven and squeeze fresh lemon juice over the fish.

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
5. Temperature:
Frying oil temperature: 350°F
Internal temperature of fish: 145°F
Oven temperature: 350°F
Serving size:
4-6 servings

Nutritional information:
Calories: 400
Fat: 15g
Carbohydrates: 30g
Protein: 35g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Any white fish can be used instead of carp.
- Panko breadcrumbs can be used instead of regular breadcrumbs.
- Any combination of fresh herbs can be used.

- Add garlic powder or onion powder to the breadcrumb mixture for extra flavor.
- Use lime instead of lemon for a different citrus flavor.
- Serve with a side of tartar sauce or remoulade sauce.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to pat the fish dry before coating it in the flour mixture to ensure it sticks.
- Use a kitchen thermometer to make sure the oil is at the right temperature and the fish is cooked through.
- Let the fish rest for a few minutes before serving to allow the juices to redistribute.

Storage instructions:
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
To reheat, place the fish in a preheated oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
Serve the fish on a platter with lemon wedges and fresh herbs for garnish.

Lemon wedges, fresh herbs, chopped tomatoes, sliced cucumbers.

- Serve with roasted vegetables, such as carrots, Brussels sprouts, or sweet potatoes.
- Serve with a side of mashed potatoes or rice.

Suggested side dishes:
- Roasted vegetables
- Mashed potatoes
- Rice pilaf
- Green salad

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the breadcrumb mixture is not sticking to the fish, try pressing it on more firmly or adding more egg to the mixture.
- If the fish is not cooking through, try lowering the heat or cooking it for a longer period of time.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to clean and scale the fish properly before cooking.
- Use a kitchen thermometer to make sure the fish is cooked to a safe internal temperature.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator and reheat thoroughly before eating.

Food history:
Weihnachtskarpfen is a traditional German Christmas dish, typically served on Christmas Eve.

Flavor profiles:
The crispy breadcrumb coating is flavored with fresh herbs and lemon zest, giving the fish a bright and fresh flavor.

Serving suggestions:
Serve the fish with a side of roasted vegetables and a glass of white wine for a festive holiday meal.

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Region: German

Taste: Citrusy, Herbal, Savory, Tangy, Crispy