Fast Recipes

Flathead burger

Australian Gourmet Traveller fast recipe for flathead burger.

By Alice Storey
  • Serves 4
  • Print
Flathead burger


  • 100 gm fine breadcrumbs from soft white bread
  • 30 gm finely grated parmesan
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Finely grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 8 flathead fillets (about 50gm each)
  • For dusting seasoned plain flour
  • For coating: eggwash
  • 60 ml vegetable oil (¼ cup)
  • 4 soft white rolls or burger buns, halved
  • To serve: butter lettuce leaves
  • 2 vine-ripened tomatoes, thinly sliced
Lemon tartare
  • 300 gm good-quality mayonnaise (1 cup)
  • 6 cornichons, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tbsp capers, rinsed, coarsely chopped
  • Finely grated rind and juice of 1 lemon


  • 1
    For lemon tartare, combine ingredients in a bowl, season to taste and refrigerate until required.
  • 2
    Combine breadcrumbs, parmesan, parsley and lemon rind in a bowl, season to taste and set aside.
  • 3
    Dust each flathead fillet with flour, then dip in eggwash, then coat with breadcrumb mixture, shaking off excess in between.
  • 4
    Heat vegetable oil in a large deep-sided frying pan and cook fish in batches, turning once, until golden and cooked through (2-3 minutes each side).
  • 5
    Spread rolls with tartare, top bases with lettuce, tomato and two flathead fillets, sandwich with tops, serve with lemon tartare.


This recipe is from the December 2010 issue of .

  • Author: Alice Storey