I previously made this Dorie recipe about a year and a half ago. (Click here). See how terrible my photography skills were? Yikes. Notice how I didn’t even bother to roast my sliced almonds or garnish the fish with parsley and lemon. Yeah, I’m more into things like that now. This time around, I still didn’t use flounder and opted for tilapia instead. (Last time I used sole.) I’ve also purchased brand new pans since then, one being very large, so I didn’t have a problem with cooking two fillets at a time, nor did I have any breakage during flipping.
One other thing I did differently this time was to use almond flour instead of ground almonds. A couple of weeks ago, I made a day trip to Fort Wayne, Indiana, and stopped in a gourmet foods store just to compare prices. For instance, a bag of almond flour in Chicago is almost $15 a bag plus 12% tax. In Indiana, the same bag was less than $10, and I was only charged ten cents for tax. Amazing!
To see how others fared with almond flounder meuniere, check out French Fridays with Dorie where we make recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.