Frugal Cooking: Flounder Recipe (Easy Fish Recipe That Kids Like)

Getting my kids to eat fish can be a bit of a challenge, so I recently tried making my favorite childhood fish recipe for my boys. It is an extremely simple flounder recipe, and if you get your fish at ALDI the price is quite reasonable as well. I made the kids help make this easy fish recipe, since that always seems to make them more curious about dinner. This is an easy fish recipe, which anyone can make whether you are a novice in the kitchen.


Flounder Recipe


  • 1 lb of flounder filets (fresh or frozen)
  • Bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • A dash of pepper
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable or canola oil
  • lemon juice or a sliced lemon


  1. Prepare three bowls with each of the following: 1) flour 2) eggs mixed up good with salt and pepper 3) bread crumbs
  2. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat
  3. Dip the flounder filets in the flour covering both sides
  4. Dip the flounder in the egg mixture covering both sides
  5. Dip the flounder in the bread crumbs, make sure it is covered all over.
  6. Fry the breaded flounder in a pan over low heat until each side is golden brown  (2-3 minutes on each side)
  7. Remove the flounder from the pan and let it drip off oil on a pice of paper towel.


kids cooking fish


fried flounder

Serve the flounder filet with rice, potatoes or home fries, and squeeze the lemon over the filet before eating. Some people serve remoulade with the flounder, but it can be difficult to track down. IKEA usually has remoulade in their market, and Zatarains has their own Remoulade sauce, but you can also use Loisiana style fish fry sauce instead.

Flounder recipe



An easy fish recipe is worth gold, and I was thrilled to see that even my picky toddler ate half of his flounder before he decided he had enough. I bought flounder at ALDI at 16 oz for $3.99, the eggs and flour came from ALDI as well, and I used a mix of Progresso Italian bread crumbs and Panko, both of which I had gotten for free after coupons. This turned out to be a very frugal fish recipe, and it is a flounder recipe that even my husband can recommend.

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4 Responses to Frugal Cooking: Flounder Recipe (Easy Fish Recipe That Kids Like)

  1. Hannah C says:

    This looks really delicious! I saw it on Facebook. I’m going to try it sometime!

  2. kelly willis says:

    wow very yummy i did try this last night for dinner

  3. cheryl lister says:

    This looks nice and crispy, just the way we like our fish to be! While my husband turns up his nose to fish, my children have always loved it!

  4. Nahoj ib says:

    Thank you. My kids favorite foods are always with basic ingredients, and thank you for the tip on where to buy the flounder. It is getting increasingly difficult to feed the family on a budget.

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