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Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Whole Fried Flounder

By Staff | Oct 2, 2019


1 (1 to 1 1/2 LB) flounder

Vegetable oil for frying

2 C flour

1 tsp kosher salt

1 tsp fresh ground black pepper

1 recipe Garlic-Apricot Glaze (recipe follows)


1. Wash and scale flounder

2. Remove head and gut

3. Score each side of the fish with a sharp knife in 1-inch diamond shapes

4. Heat 3 inches of oil in a deep cast iron skillet to 335 degrees.

5. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt and pepper and dredge the flounder in the flour mixture.

6. Deep fry flounder until golden 8 to 12 minutes

7. Drain and spread the glaze over the flounder and serve immediately.

Serves 2

Garlic-Apricot Glaze


1/4 C apricot jam

2 Tbsp rice vine vinegar

1 Tbsp chopped garlic

1 Tbsp soy sauce


1. In a small sauce pan, combine jam, vinegar and garlic

2. Cook over medium heat until reduced by one-third

3. Add the soy sauce and simmer until thickened 5 to 10 minutes

Capt. Dick May is a former long-time island resident, charter boat captain and cookbook author.