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What is your favorite fish fry meal?

Asked by dindinbaby (329points) March 30th, 2011

I’m hosting a lenten fish fry on Friday and am looking for ideas for side dishes. We are having beer batter dipped halibut and herbed onion rings, so I need some ideas for non-fried dishes to go with. Any unique and/or regional specialties get extra points!

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Eggie's avatar

Try to have fried fish with barbeque sause

wifeysays's avatar

Unique non fried dish: Get from Safeway Store-> Spinach Tortilla, Cream Cheese spread, Grilled Salmon/or sandwich meat, and Spinach Leaves, if you want you can add bacon bits. Roll it up when done and start cutting it in slices, take toothpicks to hold down, there you have it Appetizers or H’orderves what ever you want to call it.

Mikewlf337's avatar

Fried fish, french fries, coleslaw, mac and cheese, biscuits, Ice tea

SpatzieLover's avatar

Potato pancakes are a must! Here in Wis, they are served with sour cream and applesauce. Some people also eat them with cottage cheese. You can put out syrup for those unwilling to try new things Here in Wis, Fish Frys are an every Friday event. You do not get a plate of fish fry w/out a slice of rye bread, tartar sauce, lemon wedge and cole slaw.

dindinbaby's avatar

@SpatzieLover any potato pancake recipe you’d like to share? And is WI coleslaw creamy or vinager base?

dindinbaby's avatar

@Mikewlf337 you’ve got to be from the south!

tedibear's avatar

I’m a fan of waldorf salad (apples, mayonnaise, walnuts & raisins is how it’s made at my house) or potato salad with dill. I think they’re both nice accompaniments to a fish fry.

dindinbaby's avatar

@tedibear I was considering Watergate salad (pistachio pudding, Cool Whip, mini marshmellows and crushed pinapple). I haven’t had it since I was a kid. I loved it then, but what kid doesn’t love an excuse to eat marshmellows?

tedibear's avatar

@dindinbaby – If you think others will like it, go ahead. It sounds refreshing… except for the Cool Whip which I just can’t abide. But fruit salad as a side dish is now sounding yummy.

@SpatzieLover – TYPE FASTER! I want to know how you make your potato pancakes.

SpatzieLover's avatar

@dindinbaby Actually my link above was supposed to be a recipe…here is one that’s close to what we make from scratch. The key to having them turn out properly is to make certain you blot the potatoes before mixing (get out as much of the liquid as possible).

Cole Slaw here varies from place to place/home to home. I prefer to make something different, when I do a slaw from scratch. Like this one with apples
sorry my little guy need my help, as did dinner ;)

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Deep fried walleye or perch, a few fries with malt vinegar on them and a good wheat beer.yum :)

Cruiser's avatar

Home made coleslaw with lemon pepper, celery salt, pinch of sugar vinegar dressing would sing with that meal. My second choice would be a spinach mandarin salad!

marinelife's avatar

Cole slaw. For something a little bit extra fancy, try Ina Garten’s Blue Cheese cole slaw.

downtide's avatar

In the UK, as well as the chips* of course, it would traditionally be mushy peas. I have no idea how to make them though, we just buy them in a can. Also bread and butter and a mug of English tea, or a pint of beer. That’s a proper fish supper. :)

*English chips are not like American fries. They’re thicker, and if cooked properly they’re soft and fluffy inside, crisp on the outside.

buster's avatar

Fried catfish, hush puppies, sweet tea, and coleslaw in Alabama.

Mikewlf337's avatar

@dindinbaby I’m not from the south. I was born and raised in Southwestern Ohio. Sometimes I think I should have been from the south though. I love the food! :)

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