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I have quite a few pieces of baked flounder left over from Xmas eve. What can I do with them for dinner tonight? Do you think they are still ok?

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  1. They should be fine if you handled them properly.
    Fish Cakes just flake the fish and treat as you would treat crab for crab cakes.

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    1. re: chefj

      Turn them into a Sicilian appetizer. Pesce Agridulce. Just marinate them in a mix of white wine vinegar, orange juice, golden raisins, toasted pinenuts and season to taste, do not go overboard with the vinegar.
      Serve at room temp.

      1. re: ospreycove

        I wanted to make this dish yesterday, but couldn't find any fish. My recipe from Bugiali has you saute onion lightly in olive oil, add raisins and vinegar and then pour that over the fish that has been sprinkled with finely chopped parsley and garlic and whole toasted pine nuts. That's it more or less. You let it sit at room temp for a few hours and then serve. Wonderful.

    2. I'd make fish burgers out of them.

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      1. re: ipsedixit

        Fish cakes it is. By the way what's the difference between fish cakes and fish burgers?

        1. re: glen3a

          For me, anyway, the difference between fish cakes and fish burgers is like the difference between meatballs and hamburgers.

          One has fillers (e.g. potatoes or bread for fish cakes and meatballs), and one does not.

          1. re: ipsedixit

            If you are using cooked fish for "fishburgers" how do they hold together, with no binder?

            1. re: ospreycove

              I assumed that the OP had flounder filets. Just reheat and serve between buns.

            2. re: ipsedixit

              What do you bind the fish with?

              1. re: chefj

                I'll use an egg and bread crumbs.

                1. re: glen3a

                  Sounds fine. i just wanted to know how ipsedixit get the fish to hold together with no "fillers".

        2. For starters, you can easily enjoy it in its original form. Flounder microwaves beautifully - just don't overdo it. Takes only a minute or two to reheat. A little lemon juice, a side & salad - almost as good as the first round.

          If I'm not going to reheat, then I'm most likely to turn leftover delicate fish like flounder into a salad. A little mayo, some salt & pepper, some chopped fresh herbs (tarragon is wonderful here) - whatever floats your boat with regards to a seafood salad. Makes a wonderful sandwich on toasted bread or rolls, or served on a bed of mixed lettuce.

          Fish cakes would be my last choice - I find flounder & sole too delicate for them.

          1. toss with pasta and peas.

            cook into a soup.

            have as sandwiches

            make a salad

            ospreycove's app sounds lovely

            1. Fish tacos!