Tom Farley’s Favorite Meal Recipe | PBS Food

Tom Farley’s Favorite Meal

"I’m a health guy, not a foodie. I don’t like to cook. Now, I don’t dislike cooking. It’s just that there are so many other things that I’d rather do. So when I do cook, I keep it simple - too simple to call it a recipe. Here’s a meal that I do on weekends, because I can get just about everything at the Saturday farmer’s market. "- Tim Farley

This recipe appears courtesy of Tim Farley.

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  • 1 small to medium-sized piece of flounder
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 head of lettuce (whatever is fresh)
  • 1-2 tomatoes
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 cucumber
  • lemon juice
  • olive oil, vinegar and spicy mustard (to taste)
  • 1 sourdough bread


  1. Cover the flounder in flour, sprinkle with pepper and paprika and then pan-fry in butter. Squeeze lemon juice on top.
  2. Microwave the sweet potato until it’s soft (times may vary according to your microwave)
  3. Mix lettuce, tomatoes, red peppers, cukes, and whatever else looks good. Toss with a dressing of olive oil, vinegar, and spicy mustard.
  4. Serve with lots of bread!
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