Easiest Fried Flounder with Homemade Tartar Sauce

I have made this many times, and all my children love it, even though they don’t particularly like fish.  It is so easy to make, and relatively healthy.  The key is buying the freshest fish possible. 

  • 1 pound flounder fillet
  • plain bread crumbs
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 egg mixed with a teaspoon of water
  • oil for frying (I usually use light olive oil)
  • lemon slices for serving
  • tartar sauce (see recipe below)

Place some breadcrumbs on a dinner plate, and sprinkle some salt and pepper in and mix.  Dip fillets in egg and water mixture on both sides, then dredge in breadcrumbs on both sides.  Pat breadcrumbs on so they stick to the fish.  Place breaded fillets on a sheet of aluminum foil to set or refrigerate until you are ready to fry. 

Heat large saute pan under a medium high heat.  Then pour a few tablespoons of oil into pan:  the oil should be about 1/8 inch high.  Oil will heat up quickly, then add fillets.  When they are browned on the bottom, flip and brown on the other side.  Cooking time will vary depending on thickness of fish. 

Serve immediately with tartar sauce, coctail sauce, and lemon wedges.

homemade tartar sauce (you may increase quantities of ingredients if you need more):

  • 1  cup of good quality mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice (I use either fresh lemon juice or Minute Maid frozen lemon juice from concentrate- which you keep in the refrigerator).
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly grated onion
  • a few tablespoons of chopped finely Kosher dill pickles

Mix all ingredients and keep refrigerated till used.

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