Our family is originally from the Atlantic City/Margate area which is located on the coast of South Jersey. So it’s no wonder why one of our favorite meals growing up was Fried Flounder. When we were kids we would go fishing with our Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop and catch a ton of flounder. Then we would come back and my Mom-Mom would make the best fried flounder ever. I always order it in restaurants, but nothing compares to my Mom-Mom’s!
This past weekend, my parents caught a couple of flounder and my Mom sent me home with some. This was my first fried flounder of the season and it was absolutely delicious. It was incredibly fresh and tasted absolutely amazing. I served it with roasted brussels sprouts, corn on the cob, and sweet potato fries (not pictured).
- Fresh Flounder Filets
- Flour (1/4-1/2 cup)
- 1 egg, lightly whisked
- splash of milk
- breadcrumbs (1/2 cup)
- Salt & Pepper
- Olive Oil/Butter
- lemon, for serving
- In a small bowl, combine egg and milk.
- In separate bowls/plates, place flour (season with salt and pepper) and breadcrumbs.
- Wash flounder filets and pat dry with a paper towel.
- Dredge the flounder in the flour, then the egg mixture, and then the breadcrumbs (make sure to shake off all of the excess flour/breadcrumbs/egg)
- Heat a few tablespoons of olive or butter (or a mix of both) over medium-high heat.
- When oil/butter is hot, add the flounder to the pan and cook a few minutes on each side.
- Serve with lemon slices and ketchup!