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Fried Flounder Recipe

This fried flounder recipe uses a batter made with dried dill weed and cider vinegar. Once I have made the batter I like to place all my flounder fish piece in batter and let them sit in it and absorb the flavors.

When adding the battered fish to your pan make sure to let the excess drain off and slowing add each piece. Do not add to many pieces at once, because this will cook your oil done and make your fish soggy and oily.

Also if your fillets are thin you might have to adjust the frying time.


  • 2 lbs. Flounder Fillets, rinse under cold water, pat dry, and cut into serving sized pieces
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Salt and Black Pepper - to taste
  • Vegetable Oil - for frying


  1. Heat 2-3" vegetable oil in heavy skillet (350┬░ F)
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, dill weed and 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  3. In a small bowl mix together baking soda and vinegar add to flour mixture and stir
  4. Add water, stir until the batter is smooth
  5. Dip fish into batter, let excees batter drip off
  6. Carefully lay flounder into the oil and fry for about 5 minutes, turning once
  7. Remove from oil, place on paper towel and season to taste with salt and pepper


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