I don’t really get crazy with the type of fish I use in my cooking. Generally, I use tilapia (more for convenience since I can buy a frozen bag of tilapia filets) and shrimp – if you really want to count shrimp as a fish (and also because I can buy a convenient bag of frozen pre-cooked tail-off shrimp). I love salmon, but the one time I made salmon after I got married it smelled super fishy and I ditched making it myself. I’ll leave salmon to my mom and the restaurant pros. I’m sure I’ll pick it back up sometime in the future.
Tilapia was starting to get boring. So I found this recipe for pan-fried flounder. Don’t let the name fool you. It’s not deep fried or bad for your health or anything like that, but you end up with a nice flaky, lightly browned filet that goes well with a number of veggie sides. This kind of fried won’t break your diet.
Pan-Fried Flounder Recipe
Ingredients2 Flounder Filets 2 teaspoons Butter 1 cup of Flour sprinkled onto a dinner plate (this is enough flour for several flounder) Salt Pepper Lemon wedges
DirectionsSprinkle salt and pepper onto the floured plate to make a basic seasoned flour. Lay the flounder on the plate of flour and dust liberally on both sides. This will turn golden and crunchy later. Melt 1 teaspoon of butter in a large frying pan. Add the flour coated flounder. Fry the flounder for about 5 minutes each side on medium heat until golden. Add more butter if you love butter. Serve with lemon wedges
Serving Size: 1 Flounder filet
Nutrition Information: Cals 254. Carbs 22g. Fat 7g. Protien 24g. Sodium 93mg. Sugar 1g.