How to Flip Fish With a Wide Spatula
One of my first video tips, this one shows you how I flip fish with a wide, stainless steel spatula. This spatula is a great tool for turning fish but also works for many kitchen tasks like removing an enchilada from a pan, over-sized omelets, large cuts of meat, or serving large items like manicotti & lasagna. I usually use a regular spatula, but sometimes I'm happy to have this in my kitchen drawer.
In this video, I use the spatula for turning flounder fillets that I don't want to break as I flip them. Flounder can be incredibly delicate and easily break in half if you're not careful or using the right tool.
You can see in the video that I have a little bit of trouble turning the fish because of the size of the pan. I may have been better off cooking one at a time or using a larger pan but everything worked out fine in the end.
Once you turn the fish, they'll stick for 30 seconds to 1 minute but then free up as the heat sears the fish. It's important not to try to move the fish too soon, or they will tear it apart. You can read How To Prevent Fish From Sticking To Pan for more.