Pan-Fried Sole with Mashed Potatoes & Green Beans.

  • 4 cloves
    garlic
  • 1 lb
    green beans
  • 1 ½ lb
    sole fillets
  • 4 medium
    yellow potatoes
  •  
    black pepper
  •  
    butter, unsalted
  •  
    salt
  • 1
    Wash and dry the fresh produce.
    1 lb green beans
    4 medium yellow potatoes
  • 2
    Peel the potatoes, then halve lengthwise and crosswise; transfer the quarters to a small saucepan. Cover with hot water (from the tap) by about 1 inch and bring to a boil over high heat.
  • 3
    Trim and discard the ends of the green beans, then halve the green beans. Transfer to a medium bowl.
  • 4
    Once the water in the saucepan is boiling, reduce the heat to medium and cook until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife, 8 to 12 minutes. Once done, reserve about 1 cup of liquid and drain the rest. Cover the saucepan to keep warm.
  • 5
    Add butter to a nonstick skillet and preheat over medium heat.
    1 tbsp butter, unsalted
  • 6
    Pat the sole dry with paper towels and place on a plate; season with salt and pepper on both sides.
    1 ½ lb sole fillets
    1 tsp salt
    ½ tsp black pepper
  • 7
    Once the skillet is hot, add the sole; cook until it is cooked through and golden brown, 2 to 4 minutes per side. Once done, transfer to a plate.
  • 8
    Once the sole has been transferred, add the green beans to the skillet and pour in ¼ cup of water. Bring to a boil over high heat; once boiling, cook until bright green, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • 9
    Trim off and discard the root ends of the garlic; peel and mince or press the garlic.
    4 cloves garlic
  • 10
    Add the garlic, butter, salt, and pepper to the green beans. Cook until the water is fully evaporated, another 1 to 2 minutes.
    1 tbsp butter, unsalted
    ½ tsp salt
    ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 11
    Add ½ of the reserved liquid, butter, salt, and pepper to the potatoes; mash with a potato masher until smooth. Add more liquid to thin out the mash if needed.
    2 tbsp butter, unsalted
    ½ tsp salt
    ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 12
    To serve, divide the mashed potatoes, green beans, and sole between plates. Enjoy!