Cardilong Isda -Filipino#EatTheWorld

Cardilong Isda is a dish made of fried fish cooked or served with a sauce made of sautéed tomatoes, onions and beaten eggs.. I have made this gluten free by using oat's flour and coating it in cornmeal to make the fish crispy and it get's a crunchy texture. I just topped the sauce over the fried fish.

1 Whole Fish - I used Pomfret/Pompano
¼ Cup Oats Flour
¾ Cup Cornmeal
1 + 1 Eggs - beaten (1 for frying and 1 for sauce)
2 Medium Tomatoes - diced
1 Medium Onion- diced
3 Cloves Garlic - crushed
3 Tablespoons chopped scallions
1 Tablespoon Fish sauce
Salt to taste 
½ Teaspoon Black pepper powder
¾ Cup Water
Oil - as required to shallow fry

Wash and pat dry the fish. Season each side of the fish fillet with salt and pepper. Keep it aside for 10 minutes.
Heat the oil in a frying pan.
Dredge the fish in oats flour and then dip in the beaten egg. Then coat it with corn meal. Make sure that the fish is properly coated.
Fry each side until the color turns light to golden brown. Set aside.
For The Sauce
In a pan heat a tablespoon of oil ( use the same oil that the fish was fried in) sauté garlic, onion for a minute or two then add the tomato and sauté until the tomato softens. Add water and fish sauce, pepper powder, stir well and let boil. Reduce the flame to low and let is simmer for 4 to 5 minutes. In a slow stream, add beaten eggs to pan. Allow to slightly set and then stir into mixture, breaking into pieces. Taste for salt and pepper add if needed according to your taste. To get a smooth sauce I blended this in a mixer jar.
Arrange the fried fish on a serving plate and then top with the sauce. Serve the remaining sauce in a bowl separately.
Serve hot and enjoy!

Labels: Eat the World, Fish, Filipino, Asian Cuisine, Main course

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