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Lent is upon me. Its 40 days of attempting to be a better person, giving something up (and no, homework doesn’t count), and Fridays avoiding meat.
Lent is the preparation before the Easter season. Last week my post on Mardi Gras might have clued you in that I’m Catholic.
Though we are notorious as a religion for hating contraception and currently in the news for being either contraception haters or total hypocrites as a community we do have a few positives. And as a girl who loves food one of them is definitely the Fish Fry.
Traditional Fish Fry’s are held in Churches and Knights of Columbus everywhere I’ve lived. Local restaurants or delis often have them. As a child I walked a block to the local convenience store Esquire and get a fish fry with my dad. Every now and then they’d splurge and we’d get Ted’s Fish Fry.
Fish Frys are popular in the Northeast as well as the Midwest. The variety and types of fish fry vary from place to place but there are two constant themes- deep fried and with tartar sauce.
While traditional fish is cod or haddock, my budget lent me (puns are fun) towards Talapia. And my fry wasnt nearly as effective as others I’ve seen (batter is hard).
Whats your favorite fish to fry? And any local traditions or side dishes that go well? Share with a girl who is struggling with this and has a few more weeks to figure it out. The dollar menu isn’t my friend right now.