Recipe By terrylynne
Published Jul 10th
Prep 15m Cook 10m Additional 2h Ready In 2h 25m
Servings 2 servings Calories 1344.8

This is a simple and flavorful fish dish.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 (4 ounce) fillets flounder
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Place flounder fillets in a small glass dish. Mix lemon juice, garlic, cumin, and paprika in a small bowl; pour over flounder fillets. Cover dish with plastic wrap and marinate flounder in refrigerator for 2 hours.
  2. 2 Mix flour, dill weed, and cayenne pepper together on a piece of waxed paper.
  3. 3 Beat egg and water together in a wide bowl.
  4. 4 Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  5. 5 Gently press the flounder fillets into the flour mixture to coat; shake to remove excess flour. Dip into the beaten egg to coat and immediately return to the flour mixture to coat.
  6. 6 Fry flounder in hot oil until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 5 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 1344.8
  • Carbohydrate 37.4 g
  • Cholesterol 152.9 mg
  • Fat 123.5 g
  • Fiber 2.1 g
  • Protein 25.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 17 g
  • Sodium 202.6 mg
  • Sugar 1.2 g

Chef's Notes

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.


  1. PERFECT fried flounder recipe to use for Fish Tacos!!!!
  2. Was very pleased with this recipe! I did add salt to the flour. It may have been a bit bland without it. My son did not like the fruity taste the lemon gave it but he s just a kid lol. I will make this again and maybe try broth in place of the lemon - Read more ...
  3. It was very flavorful! I used Cod. I replaced the dill with oregano. I also used a half flour half breadcrumb mix. I will make this again and again!
  4. This was delicious! I substituted black pepper instead of cayenne because my kids would be eating it. Still turned out very flavorful. I even was a bit short on the marinade cuz I had over a pound of fish and it was still perfect! The batter is nice and light which I like for fish. - Read more ...
  5. This is very easy to make and has a great flavor.. I followed the recipe exactly the only tweak I'll make next time is a pinch of salt.
  6. Great flavor! I didn't use dill. Loved it!
  7. It tasted great. A new favorite!
  8. Really very tasty.
  9. We really liked this dish and plan to have it often. I was afraid that the spices would overwhelm it but they turned out to be perfectly balanced. The only thing we thought it lacked was salt, but we add that at the table anyway. We did make a couple of changes in this. The - Read more ...

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