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Whole Scored Fried Flounder With Sweet Peach and Hot Pepper Jelly Sauce

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Servings: 4



  • 1 whole flounder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • to taste salt
  • to taste pepper
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  • 1 peeled and chopped peach
  • 1/2 cup red pepper jelly


Preheat a cast iron pot filled halfway with vegetable oil to 375 °F.

Using a sharp knife, score the skin of the flounder, making a cross-hatch pattern. Place the scored fish in a shallow casserole dish, cover with milk and season with salt and pepper.

In a separate casserole dish add the flour and season with salt and pepper. Dredge the flounder in the flour, then immediately dip the fish into the fryer and let cook for 5-6 minutes.

Melt butter in a small saucepot over medium-high heat. Add the brandy, the peach and red pepper jelly, simmer for 3 minutes or until thickened. Remove flounder from oil and place onto a platter. Serve with the sweet peach and hot pepper jelly sauce.