Pan-Fried Flounder

Recipe courtesy Martha Nesbit
TOTAL TIME: 15 min
Prep: 5 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 10 min
 
YIELD: 4 servings
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ingredients

  • 4 skinless flounder-fillets
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Flour, for dredging fish
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 small bottle capers
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      Directions

      Wash fillets in cold water and pat dry. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Dredge fillets in flour. Place oil and 2 tablespoons butter in flat, heavy-bottomed skillet and heat on medium-high until butter melts. Keeping heat at medium-high, cook fish on 1 side about 3 minutes (more or less, depending on size of fillets), until deep brown and crispy. Turn fish and cook on second side, about 3 minutes. Turn fish only once.

      Remove fish to serving platter. Turn off heat. Into hot skillet, whisk in remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Add lemon juice. Pour in capers, liquid and all. Whisk. Pour thin sauce over fish fillets. serve at once.

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