Popeye's Cajun Flounder Sandwich (2 Viewers)

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This article can't be right. The Pacific halibut is an endangered species. There is no way Popeyes is using them in this fish
sandwich. My guess it's like most other restaurants and using whiting with their own recipe
And the Atlantic flounder is scarce in a number of east coast states (in NC, there is currently a moratorium), I guess there are still plenty of flounder in the Gulf but I can't believe there would be enough and they would be inexpensive enough for a Popeyes sandwich.

Agreed, were this a real flounder sandwich it would cost like 10 bucks, gotta be whiting or something similar....maybe cod....
 

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And the Atlantic flounder is scarce in a number of east coast states (in NC, there is currently a moratorium), I guess there are still plenty of flounder in the Gulf but I can't believe there would be enough and they would be inexpensive enough for a Popeyes sandwich.

Agreed, were this a real flounder sandwich it would cost like 10 bucks, gotta be whiting or something similar....maybe cod....
GOM flounder have also been overfished as well. When I was a kid, we'd go gigging and load up a pickup truck. Those days
are gone. There is now a bag limit of 10 and it must be 12 inches long. It's not an easy fish to catch at that size.
 

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GOM flounder have also been overfished as well. When I was a kid, we'd go gigging and load up a pickup truck. Those days
are gone. There is now a bag limit of 10 and it must be 12 inches long. It's not an easy fish to catch at that size.
I'm sorry to hear that but not surprising. When I was a teen and early college years fished Delacroix and Pointe la Hache frequently and caught a few flounder on almost every trip it seemed. I remember one my dad caught that was so large (when he hooked and fought it he thought it was a big ray) it wouldn't fit in the ice chest without folding the tail over.

My BIL fishes around those areas now and rarely catches a keeper....
 

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I'm sorry to hear that but not surprising. When I was a teen and early college years fished Delacroix and Pointe la Hache frequently and caught a few flounder on almost every trip it seemed. I remember one my dad caught that was so large (when he hooked and fought it he thought it was a big ray) it wouldn't fit in the ice chest without folding the tail over.

My BIL fishes around those areas now and rarely catches a keeper....
My BF fishes almost every weekend. He hasn't caught a keeper in over a year.
 

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There are apparently at least 12 species of Pacific flatfish, some of which are flounder and sole (sometimes used interchangeably in commercial applications), but which are not halibut - which are larger and much more expensive. Several different flounder/sole species are abundant from Alaska to Southern California.
 
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Could this be pond raised flounder?
 

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Mine had waaaaay more tartar sauce.
Yeah, the amount he had seemed about right to me. I like tartar sauce, but not too much of it. The McDonald's fish sandwich almost always has too much.
 

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Yeah, the amount he had seemed about right to me. I like tartar sauce, but not too much of it. The McDonald's fish sandwich almost always has too much.
I'm right there with you on condiments. If they're dripping out the sides its beyond way too much.
 

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