Chris’s Famous Fried Flounder

If you like seafood, my fried flounder recipe is not only easy, it will impress all of your dinner guests. As my niece, Alexandra, says: “there is NOTHING better than Uncle Chris’s flounder!”

Alexandra has an especially fond memory of this delicious meal. While visiting us in Mystic last summer, she and her siblings enjoyed boating to our local seafood store, Sea Well, to buy fresh flounder for dinner. She loved that we could dock right at the store, put on our face masks, and purchase the freshly caught fish!

Garnish with homemade tartar sauce and lemon wedges. This recipe will undoubtedly become a staple for seafood lovers!

Chris’s Famous Fried Flounder & Homemade Tartar Sauce


  • 1 lb of Fresh Flounder
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 cups of Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Pepper
  • 4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Lemon Wedges
  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • Dill Pickles
  • 1 tbsp of Dried Dill Weed


For the Fish

  • Mix panko bread crumbs and 1 tsp pepper in a large bowl.
  • Wisk eggs in separate bowl.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Place each fillet of flounder into the egg wash.
  • Dredge flounder in the panko, pushing down on each side.
  • Place flounder into the skillet and cook until golden brown, roughly 2 minutes per side.
  • Transfer flounder to a serving plate.

For the Tartar Sauce

  • Finely chop 4 baby dill pickles or half of one large spear.
  • In a bowl pour 3 tbsp of pickle juice from the jar.
  • Place 1 tbsp pepper, mayonnaise and dill weed into the bowl and mix well.

Serve flounder topped with tartar sauce or on the side.  Garnish with lemon wedges. Enjoy!


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