Recipe: Fried Dayboat Sea Scallops with Homemade Tartar Sauce

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This week on Good Food, Karin Tammi joins Evan for a discussion about scallops.  Karin’s book Scalllops: A New England Coastal Cookbook is an amazing look at this popular seafood.  A recipe for Fried Dayboat Sea Scallops with Homemade Tartar Sauce is below.

Homemade Tartar Sauce:
Makes about 1 1/2 cups
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup drained pickle relish
2 tbsp. finely chopped sweet onion

Serves 4
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 large egg, beaten
1 tbsp. water
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
20 medium “dry” packed or “Dayboat” sea scallops, trimmed, rinsed, pat dry & whole
3 cups vegetable oil
Lemon wedges
2 bowls
2 quart heavy sauce pan or electric fryer
Shallow plate for bread crumbs
Paper towels

To make the Homemade Tartar Sauce, mix together all ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and chill. Combine flour, salt and pepper in a bowl. Combine egg and water in a bowl. Place Panko bread crumbs on a shallow plate. Dredge scallops in flour mixture; dip in egg mixture; and dredge in crumbs. Place on a plate or tray, cover and chill for 20 minutes. Pour oil in a 2 quart heavy saucepan or electric fryer; heat to 375 degrees. Fry scallops in batches, about 11/2 minutes or until golden. Do not crowd. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately with lemon wedges and Homemade Tartar Sauce.