Fried Fillet of Flounder


1 to 1 1/2 lb flounder fillets
1 lime
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder

oil for frying

Place fish in a large bow. Squeeze the lime over the fish. Place in the refrigerator for ten minutes, while you mix together all of the dry ingredients and sprinkle them on a plate. Remove the fish from the bowl, dredge in the cornmeal mixture. Place in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Repeat for all of the fillets, then place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, heat enough oil to pan fry the fillets (about an inch) in a shallow saucepan. This will take about 15-20 minutes, you want the oil to be very hot. When it is hot enough, you can sort of smell it. Remove the fish from the refrigerator, 2 or 3 at a time, and fry. Cook about 4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. You want to make sure that the side is brown before you flip it, you don’t want to flip twice. Flounder is very thin and will break apart if man(fish)handled. Repeat for all of the fillets Drain on paper towel lined plates and serve hot. Also good on sandwiches, and we even like it the next day.


My thoughts:

After the deliciousness of the fried catfish a while back, when flounder was on sale, we couldn’t contain ourselves. We had to change the recipe a bit, as flounder is a much more delicate, very flat fish and came up with this one. It was very tasty! Just remember-cold fish, hot oil is the key to crispy, not greasy fish.


  1. Hallo! Fried fish is definetely a favourite of mine, and this looks like no exception! I didn’t know about the cold fish part of the no oilyness rule, will bear that in mind next time I fry fillets!

  2. I like the sound of the fish sandwich. Mmmm… Now I know what I’ll have for lunch this week!

    How do you make tartar sauce. Do you know? Perhaps, I should just by it from the store, huh?


  3. Mmm, homemade tarter sauce. I’ve never made it but now I want to! Pickles? Capers? Mayo?

  4. Do love me some fried fish. My husband would have jumped all over the fried catfish that you spoke about.

  5. That is some fried fish I could totally dig!

  6. I just ate and I’m hungry again from looking at your blog.