1. Food

Pan-Dressing a Sand Dab or Any Small Flatfish

Getting a Sand Dab Ready for the Frying Pan

By

Sand dabs, also known without the space as "sanddabs," are small flatfish that are too small to fillet. Most cooks pan-dress their sand dabs by cutting off the head, guts and fins of the flatfish. To help you, here is a series of illustrations on how to dress a sanddab.
Images 1-8 of 8
Start with a Fresh Whole DabMaking the First CutRemoving the Head and GutsScraping the Insides
Removing the Fins, Part IRemoving the Fins, Part IIRemoving the Bottom FinsA Pan-Dressed Sand Dab
  1. About.com
  2. Food
  3. Fish & Seafood Cooking
  4. Whole Fish Recipes
  5. How to dress a sand dab, or prepare a sanddab for frying.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.