Fried Italian Potato Mullet

1-1/2 pounds fresh mullet fillets
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon water
1 cup instant mashed potato flakes
1 envelope (7/10 oz.) dry Italian salad dressing mix

Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Combine egg and water. Combine potato flakes and dressing mix. Dip fish into egg mixture.

Place fish in a heavy frying pan, which contains about 1/8 inch fat or cooking oil that is hot but not smoking.

Fry at moderate heat.

When fish is brown on one side, turn carefully and brown the other side. Cooking time is approximately 10 minutes, depending on thickness of fish.

Drain on absorbent paper. Makes 4 servings.