I don’t think I’ve ever had sand dabs even though I’ve seen them many times on menus. They happened to become available at my weekly local online market and so I decided to give them a try. They were absolutely delicious, even though a bit intimidating since there was a spine to take care of. Luckily when it was cooked, the spine came out really easily.
2 lbs sand dabs
1 egg, beaten & seasoned
1 c. breadcrumbs
Dip the sand dabs in the egg and then coat them in breadcrumbs.
Heat the butter in a frying pan until it stops bubbling.
Add the sand dabs and brown them well on both sides.
Remove to a plate and carefully remove the spine (it should all come out in one piece).
Serve with some lemon wedges.