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Fried Flounder Sandwich

By: Bill"Mustache Bill" Smith

Fried Flounder Sandwich

Chef Bill Smith, Mustache Bill's Diner, Barnegat Light, NJ



  • 1/2 pound of Flounder Filet

  • Flour

  • Milk wash: eggs & milk

  • Bread Crumbs



  • Place the filet of flounder in flour, the flour sticks to the fish.

  • Place the floured fish into the milk wash, which creates a "sticky" paste.

  • Take out of the milk wash and cover the fish with bread crumbs.

  • Put the filet in a deep fryer of a non cholesterol oil; or in a frying pan filled with oil.  When the fish float to the top in the deep fryer, remove them from the oil.   NOTE:  When cooking in a frying pan you'll need to flip the fish from side to side.

  • Place filet on your choice of roll with tartar sauce, top it with lettuce and tomato and you have a fresh fried flounder sandwich. 

  • Add sides of coleslaw & french fries for a complete meal.


mustache bills barnegat light

Meet Bill Smith of Mustache Bill's Diner, winner of the 2009 James Beard Foundation 

Award "An American Classic."  Time Magazine calls the JBF Award "the Oscars of the 

food industry."  Each year the James Beard Foundation Awards Committee recognizes 

our nation's beloved regional restaurants. Distinguished by their timeless appeal, they 

serve quality food that reflects the character of their communities. These locally-owned 

restaurants are awarded the James Beard Foundation Award and designated as 

"America's Classics."


Bill began as a dishwasher, learning every aspect of the business until he finally bought the diner which does a booming breakfast and lunch business at their Barnegat Light location.


Mustache Bill's has also appeared on The Food Network Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives."  Watch Here!

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