Breaded Fried Flounder (Linguado Frito)

This is a really simple and easy recipe for a delicious Breaded Fish Flounder, or Linguado frito. Flounder is a perfect fish for this dish as it fries really well in fillets. This is a very popular and traditional way to cook fish in Portuguese cuisine and has been for centuries, as the Portuguese are considered to be the first to fry fish, initially for religious purposes. This dish can be made quickly and easily and has very few ingredients, so it can be made as a meal without much fuss.

1 lb flounder fillet
1 egg
4 tbs white flour
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
4 tbs olive oil
1 lemon
2 tablespoons parsley finely chopped

1) Beat egg with fork.
2) Place flour, salt and pepper, and chopped parsley in a dish.
3) Dip the flounder fillet in egg mixture then in flour mixture.
4) Add to frying pan on high heat and cook fish approximately 2 minutes on each side.
5) Squeeze lemon on each fillet and serve, enjoy!

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