Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
- 8-10 halibut or cod cheeks, about 1/2 lb
- 1/2 cup chickpea flour
- 3 T. olive oil
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Set a frying pan over high heat for 1 minute, then turn the heat down to medium-high and add the olive oil.
Salt the halibut cheeks well, then dust them in the chickpea flour.
Shake off the excess flour, then place the halibut cheeks in the hot oil so they are not touching. Fry until golden, about 2 minutes per side.
Serve at once with some ground black pepper. This doesn't need a dipping sauce, but you could squeeze lemon over the cheeks or dip them in aioli or remoulade sauce. A cold, austere white wine goes well with this dish, such as a Chenin Blanc, a Greek Assyrtiko or a Pinot Grigio.