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Sometimes you crave some good old-fashioned fried fish. You can easily do this while cooking fresh seafood. For those so inclined, fried flounder (or fried fish in general) can be a comforting food. It is very popular in the southern U.S. States. Plus, it is not difficult to make in your own kitchen. This fried flounder recipe is a favorite at Red Lobster. Try it, you may fall in love with it – like thousands of other diners have.
The richness of buttermilk batter coating your flounder makes every bite incredibly moist and extremely satisfying. For an even moister, authentic taste - marinate the fish in buttermilk for one hour prior to frying.
Country Fried Flounder.... serves 6
2 pounds flounder fillets, fresh
1 cup cornmeal
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. paprika
½ tsp. ground black pepper
Skin fillets and cut them into serving size portions.
Combine cornmeal with seasonings. Roll fish in cornmeal mixture.
Place flounder in an iron skillet that has been preheated with about 1/8 inch of oil.
Brown on one side 2 - 3 minutes. Carefully turn fish over and cook on the other side an additional 3 minutes, until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Serve with tartar sauce, coleslaw, and fried red potatoes (or french fries!).
Country Fried Flounder goes well with a Chenin Blanc or light lager beer.