Pan Cooked Flounder Fillets

This is an oldie from my recipe box.  Easily adapted to be gluten free with a simple substitution of fine white rice flour for regular.  Perfect for busy weeknights, you can literally have dinner on the table in 20 minutes!  The quick pan cooked method is all that is needed for this delicate, sweet tasting white fish.

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Dinner for two


  • 1 lb. flounder fillets
  • ¼ cup white rice flour for dusting
  • Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • fresh chives
  • lemon wedges/slices for serving

Hint: Plain White Rice flour is perfect for recipes like this.  Save your pricey gluten free blends for baking.


Sprinkle the fish with Old Bay® seasoning.

Add the flour to a breading tray or a plate and dredge the fillets in the flour, shaking off the excess.

Heat the olive oil and butter in a large nonstick skillet.

Add the flounder and cook for 3-4 minutes on medium low heat.

Carefully turn it over and add a splash of white wine to the pan.  Use 2 spatulas if needed so the fillets don’t break apart.  Another 2-3 minutes is all it takes to finish off this delicate flaky fish.  Finish with a sprinkle of chives.

That’s all there is to it!  Serve with lemon slices/wedges.

Pair with rice or potato and a veggie and you have a delicious meal.

Notes ♪♫ A very special memory, this delicate pan cooked flounder was the first meal I ever made for my late husband, Mr. Cucina.  It was our 3rd date, almost 30 years ago!  I guess it was a good choice, we were together from that moment on!

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