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Crispy Scored Flounder

The Olde Pink House is popular destination for Savannah ghost hunters. Patrons of this restaurant and tavern claim to have found themselves in conversation with James Habersham Jr., who supposedly hanged himself in the basement in 1799. It is said that his restless spirit frequently wanders around his old home on quiet nights. Given the popularity of the restaurant, there aren't many quiet nights!

2 (1 lb.) whole flounders, cleaned, heads removed (do not filet)
3 heaping tbsp. white corn meal
3 heaping tbsp. all purpose Flour
1/2 cup Vegetable oil
Garlic Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 bottle of apricot preserves
1 tbsp. ground mustard

Combine apricot preserves and mustard in small saucepan and heat on medium heat until hot.

In a large skillet, add 1/2 cup of vegetable oil and heat to 375º.

Score the flounder on top surface in large X's. Sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper. Mix corn meal and flour together on a platter. Dredge flounder in mixture on both sides. Place in skillet and cook for 3 - 4 minutes on one side, flip, then 3 - 4 minutes on the other side until done.

Brush the apricot sauce on top of the flounder, keeping the remainder as dipping sauce.