Baked Flounder

 

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Tonight’s dinner is unplanned.

My husband and I are going back and forth whether to eat out or not .  I got tired and then made a quick decision to thaw frozen flounder fillets…. not a very good idea (i guess).  The original recipe I tried is entitled CRUNCHY BAKED FLOUNDER found here, but our dinner was not.  But the taste was great although did not turn out crunchy…

To clarify, this is the first time I TRIED flounder.  I like fish but hate the salt water fish taste, if you can ‘catch’ what I mean… I usually stick to fresh water fish like tilapia and milk fish or those farm raised salmon.

Original recipe CRUNCHY BAKED FLOUNDER

Ingredients: 1/2 cup panko, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, 3 tablespoons unsalted melted butter, 4 flounder fillets (1 1/2 lb.), Salt and pepper

Preparation: Preheat oven to 425°F. Mist bottom of a large baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Combine panko, Parmesan and butter in a small bowl and stir mixture well.  Sprinkle both sides of flounder generously with salt and pepper. Arrange fish in prepared baking dish. Sprinkle panko-Parmesan mixture over fish. Bake until fish is cooked through and crumbs are golden, about 15 minutes. Serve immediately.

My revision:  Instead of melted butter I coated the flounder fillet with olive oil mayonnaise.  Sprinkled with the mixture of panko, grated parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.  I baked it at the same 425°F for 20 minutes and still had to broil high for 2 minutes.

This was the easiest $7 dinner for a family of 4!

And to think we were planning to eat out and could have easily spent $30.   🙂

 

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