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Butter Fried Flounder Roe

Although it's not available all the time, when flounder roe shows up at the fish market frying it in butter is a great way to enjoy to enjoy the rich flavor and fun texture of the roe.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Experimental
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Cheese, Fish
Diet Gluten-Free, Low Sugar, Low-Carb, Pescatarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 servings


  • 225 grams flounder roe
  • 2 tablespoons cultured unsalted butter
  • smoked salt
  • ground black pepper
  • Pecorino Romano (grated)
  • 1/2 lemon (cut into wedges)


  1. Heat a pan until hot then add the butter. Swirl until the sizzling subsides, then carefully add the roe to the pan (it will splatter hot oil all over the place). As the moist row sac cooks, some of it will pop in the hot oil so stand as far away as you can. Fry until brown and crisp on that side then flip and crisp on the other side.
  2. Plate, drizzling the brown butter on top and sprinkle with smoked salt, pepper and and the grated cheese. Serve with lemon wedges and bread.