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How to filet flounder!

     Step by step instructions and pictures of how to filet a flounder!

For ease of viewing I am filleting the top of the fish first, then the bottom.

Place the filet knife just behind the top fin at the angle as shown.

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Next make the first cut across the fish cutting down to the horizontal bone. You will feel it against the knife.

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Beginning at the tail, cut at the edge of the fish down to the bone and following the edge as shown in the next three pictures.

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Position the knife as shown.

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Once there, grasp the filet cut between the filet and bone as shown in the next two pictures, stopping at the center bone.

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Once there, draw the knife over the center bone as shown.

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Continue grasping the filet and cutting between the filet and bone as shown in the next three pictures.

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Once you have separated the filet from the bone cut completely through the fish as shown.

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The result will be one filet.

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Turn the fish over to repeat the same process as the top side as shown in the next five pictures.

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This results in two boneless filets.

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The final step is to remove the skin.  Grasp the edge of the narrow end and make a cut, stopping at the inner surface of the skin.

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Holding the skin use a back and forth cutting action as depicted in the next two pictures.

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The final result.................................

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     I wish to thank my friends Joe and Kenny who took all the pictures after a great day of fishing!

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