This is worth breaking the budget for; it is delicious in its utter simplicity.
1 cup flour
8 (4-ounce) sole fillets
4 tablespoons oil
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
½ cup butter, cut into pieces
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Mix flour with salt and pepper and place in shallow dish. Dredge fish in flour. Heat oil and butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. When butter has melted, add fish and cook until golden. Flip over and repeat with other side. Transfer to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm. Add butter for sauce to skillet (for very clear sauce, pour off drippings and wipe skillet clean) and cook until melted. Turn off heat and stir in lemon juice. Spoon gently over fish. Eat slowly and savor.
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