Pecan Crusted Flounder

pecan crusted flounder

This pecan crusted flounder is a recipe that I’ve been making about once a week at our house. It is a delicious way to bake fish, and for the kids, it is similar enough to “fried” fish that they can dip it in homemade ketchup, and my husband loves it too!

It is my copy cat of a delicious pecan crusted flounder that was served at a favorite restaurant that closed. (That same restaurant was the inspiration for my crock pot barbecue ribs).

Pecan Crusted Flounder
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A delicious pecan and walnut crusted fish served with a winter salad for a healthy meal.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Fish
Serves: 4
  • 4 pieces of fish of choice (flounder, whiting or cod recommended)
  • ¼ cup of butter
  • 2 eggs
  • salt, pepper, and garlic, to taste
  • 1 cup walnuts, pecans or a mixture, ground into a meal in a food processor or blender
  • lettuce or spinach
  • pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • extra pecans for salad (optional)
  • feta cheese to top salad (optional)
  • balsamic vinegar or homemade dressing of choice (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and make sure fish is defrosted if using frozen.
  2. While heating, whisk eggs until smooth in a bowl and put walnut/pecan meal mixture on a large plate.
  3. Dredge each piece of fish in egg mixture and then dip in the walnut/pecan meal mix. Nut mixture will not stick as well as flour and this is ok. You should have some leftover nut meal after lightly coating the fish.
  4. Carefully place each piece in a large baking dish.
  5. After all fish is in dish, put any remaining nut meal mixture on top of fish and pat down.
  6. Put fish into oven and bake 15-20 minutes until cooked through and starting to flake.
  7. While cooking, prepare salad by washing spinach and lettuce and topping with desired toppings: pumpkin seeds, nuts, feta cheese, olive oil, and homemade dressing of choice.
  8. Serve and Enjoy

 What is your favorite way to prepare fish? Ever made a copycat version of a favorite recipe that turned out good? Pleas share!

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Reader Comments

  1. Tried this tonight, we love it!!!! Thank you

    One comment though, where does the butter come into play I don’t think you mention it in the recipe. I mixed mine up with the eggs LOL!

  2. OK so we made this last night. Agreed, GREAT dish for adults. My two kiddos were so-so with it, but I think I baked the fish (tilapia)a bit too long because I cut it up into smaller portions first and so it cooked faster on all sides. Definitely one I will be doing again. Thank you for posting. 🙂 Also, (maybe I have missed it?), but I can’t find a recipe for home made ketchup on here… would you mind posting it as I have a ketchup-mad three year old and this would be a no-brainer for us. Thank you in advance.

  3. Also requesting the recipe for homemade Ketchup!!

  4. I put the butter on top of the fish as it baked.  Is that where it should go?  It was great!

  5. This sounds great! My roommate and I are always looking for ways to dress up fish.

  6. I love pesto crusted fish. Works with every kind of fish I’ve tried it with. Just rub down the fish with a healthy helping of pesto and bake. Works best at a lower temp so the pesto has more time to crisp without burning the fish. Gonna try this new recipe soon though! 🙂

    • Had this for dinner tonight. So yummy!

  7. Really enjoy this recipe, will make it again.

  8. I can’t have eggs – any other ideas for “dredging”?

  9. Made it tonite, so delicious! I added a little whole wheat flour to the pecan before blending and to hold the meal to the fish better.