Crunchy Baked Flounder

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I am SO ready for spring!  It’s March already, and down here in the South, that usually means beautiful flowers blooming, Spring Break, suntans, beach trips, and hot weather.  In the 5 days of March thus far, we’ve had snow flurries, freezing temperatures, and thunderstorms.  After one of the wettest and coldest winters in Alabama history, I’m having a hard time being patient for spring to arrive.  Although I can’t enjoy beautiful, warm weather outside, I can still pretend that it’s warm (while I sit by my fireplace).  And this dish definitely has a spring/summer vibe about it.  Refreshing pasta salad, corn on the cob, and flounder…sounds like something I’d enjoy on the deck of a beachside restaurant with my shades on.

This dish only requires a few common ingredients and less than 30 minutes of your time.  It’s so easy!  Plus I really love dishes that include ingredients that I already have in my pantry.  Yay for saving money!  This fish is not only super cheap, quick, and easy, but it’s also YUMMY!  It really tastes like crispy, fried fish, but without all the greasy fat.  This is definitely going into my arsenal of go-to quick meals.

Crunchy Baked Flounder

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Source:  My Recipes

Serves: 4

1/2 cup panko
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
4 flounder fillets (1 1/2 lb.)
Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 425°F.  Mist bottom of a large baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine panko, Parmesan and butter in a small bowl and stir well.

Sprinkle both sides of flounder generously with salt and pepper. Arrange fish in prepared baking dish. Sprinkle panko-Parmesan mixture over fish.

Bake until fish is cooked through and crumbs are golden, about 15 minutes.

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