How to Fillet the cheek of a Flathead


 This is a very simple technique from Alan Griggs (Ayr, Nth QLD) that removes the cheek of the Flathead to eat.


No 1
Lay your Flathead on its back and with a sharp knife follow the cheek socket.


No 2
Cut all the way to the edge of the mouth


No 3

Go back to the start and follow the bottom of the the cheek


No 4
and separate it from the skin


No 5
The cheek fillet and the empty socket.

Repeat the other side and have two cheeks to enjoy.

And there you have it, a beautiful piece of fish that is usually thrown away. Just toss in some breadcrumbs and enjoy!

Words and Photos by Graham Cumming

Copyright 2011