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Red Lobster Country Fried Flounder
The seafood chain Red Lobster offers guests a taste of delicious, fresh seafood on its menu. With this Red Lobster Country Fried Flounder recipe, you can bring fresh seafood and tasty Southern cooking into your own kitchen. This meal consists of flounder fillets that have been fried in a seasoned cornmeal mixture. The directions are extremely easy to follow, so cooks of all skill levels should feel encouraged to give the recipe a try. After mastering this Red Lobster recipe, cooks might want to try preparing other dishes from the restaurant, including Salmon With Lobster Mashed Potatoes, Maple Glazed Salmon and Shrimp, and Fish in a Bag.
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|Served as||Main dish|
|Main ingredients||Flounder fillets, cornmeal|
|Similar to||Southern fried flounder|
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Red Lobster Country Fried Flounder Ingredients
- 2 pounds fresh flounder fillets
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Vegetable oil, for frying
- Tartar sauce
- Prepared coleslaw
Red Lobster Country Fried Flounder Recipe
- Remove the skin from the flounder fillets and cut them into six equal portions.
- In a small bowl, combine the cornmeal, salt, paprika, and black pepper.
- Dredge the fish in the cornmeal mixture to make an even coating.
- Add 1/8 inch of oil to an iron skillet and preheat over medium-high heat.
- Place the flounder fillets in the pan in batches. Be careful not to overcrowd the pan.
- Brown the fillets for 2 to 3 minutes on one side, then flip them carefully and continue cooking for 2 or 3 more minutes. Fish is done when it flakes easily with a fork.
- Serve the fillets with tartar sauce and a side of coleslaw.
How to Cook Easy, Traditional Southern Fried Flounder
- This recipe makes enough for six servings.
- If you'd rather not skin the flounder fillets yourself, ask the butcher at your local grocery store or butcher shop if he or she would be willing to skin them for you.
- Red Lobster’s chefs suggest marinating the flounder fillets in buttermilk for an hour before coating them in the cornmeal mixture. This step helps keep the fish moist during the frying process.
- Red Lobster's chefs also recommend serving the Country Fried Flounder with either a light lager beer or Chenin Blanc wine.
- If you're having a hard time getting the cornmeal mixture to stick to the fillets, beat two eggs and dip the flounder in the eggs prior to rolling it in the cornmeal mixture.
- If you don't have cornmeal on hand, use crushed-up saltines to form the breading. If you decide to use saltines, dip the fillets in heavy cream before breading to help the crushed crackers stick to the fish.
- Not a fan of tartar sauce? Try serving the Red Lobster Country Fried Flounder with cocktail sauce instead.
- For a thicker coating, use half premade dry pancake mix such as Bisquick and half cornmeal as the breading.
- It's important that you heat the oil thoroughly before you add the fish to the pan. Test the oil temperature by sprinkling a bit of batter into it. If the oil bubbles around the batter, it's hot enough to begin frying the fish.
- Once you've finished frying the flounder, try serving it in a tossed salad. Mix fresh salad greens with diced tomatoes, toasted pecans, and thinly sliced red onion. Coat with honey mustard salad dressing. Slice the fried flounder into portions and serve on top of the salad.
Also See: How to Make Red Lobster Salmon With Lobster Mashed Potatoes, How to Make Red Lobster Maple Glazed Salmon and Shrimp, How to Make Red Lobster Fish in a Bag, How to Make Texas Roadhouse Fried Catfish, How to Make Red Lobster Batter Fried Shrimp