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Pan-fried flounder

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
16 min
10 min
6 min
This crispy-coated fish tastes amazing. Serve with homemade fries for a real treat.


Uncooked flounder fillet(s)

1 pound(s)

Dijon mustard

1 tbsp(s)

Egg white(s)

1 large, whipped until stiff

Yellow cornmeal

¼ cup(s), uncooked

Grated Parmesan cheese

2 tbsp(s)

Fresh thyme

1 tbsp(s), finely minced (or 1 tsp dried thyme)

Table salt

½ tsp(s), or to taste

Black pepper

½ pinch, freshly ground, or to taste

Olive oil cooking spray

2 spray(s)

Olive oil

1 tbsp(s)


½ medium, cut into 4 wedges


  1. Wash fish; pat dry. Place fish on a plate and spread both sides of fish with mustard; dip into egg white and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, Parmesan cheese, thyme, salt and pepper; dust fish with cornmeal-mixture, making sure to cover both sides.
  3. Coat a large oven-proof skillet with cooking spray and set over medium to medium-high heat; heat oil until shimmering. Add fish to skillet and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on one side; flip fish and cook until done on other side, about 2 to 3 minutes more.*
  4. Serve fish with lemon wedges. Yields about 3 ounces of fish per serving.


*Cooking times will vary depending on asize of your fillets. Small fillets will cook in about 4 minutes total, flipped once, when cooked on the stove. But if you use 1 large fillet, we recommend that you cook it for 3 minutes on the stove and then place it under the broiler for 3 minutes. This will cook the top side since the fish will be too difficult to flip.Use this recipe on any flat fish such as flounder, fluke or sole (could affect SmartPoints® values).