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fried flounder filets on a white plate with lemon circles
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5 from 37 votes

Easy Fried Flounder Recipe

Crispy golden brown fried flounder is a restaurant-quality dish that the whole family will love. Lightly breaded with seasoned panko bread crumbs and quick fried, the sweet, flaky filet of flounder will almost melt in your mouth.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 419kcal


  • 16 oz flounder fillets
  • 1 ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tbsp grated Romano cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup cold water or milk


  • Dip the flounder fillets in the egg wash (beaten eggs with water or milk) and allow them to drain the excess egg wash off for a few seconds.
  • Dredge the flounder in the seasoned bread crumbs, completely coating the fillets.
  • Heat a deep frying pan with enough oil to cover the flounder while its cooking. About an inch depth of oil should be enough. Too little oil and the fish will stick ot the pan. It should be able to float as it cooks.
    Gently press the flounder down to get the top of the fish cooked properly. If you are able to turn the flounder without breaking it, go for it. But remember the flounder is a very delicate fish.
  • When the flounder is floating (about 6-8 minutes depending on the thickness of the fillets) it should be fully cooked.
  • Allow the flounder to drain on paper towels briefly, then serve and enjoy!


Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 291mg | Sodium: 1196mg | Potassium: 535mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 602IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 187mg | Iron: 4mg