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A Wisconsin Tradition
Have you ever herd of the term ‘Friday Fish Fry’? All my life I thought this was a national weekly routine. It was only recently I found out this is solely a Wisconsin Tradition. Every Friday Wisconsin restaurants are filled and everyone is there for fish. Fried Fish. Baked Fish. Fish Sandwiches. Even Fish Tacos.

If you’re not in Wisconsin don’t fret. You can make a delicious Friday Fish Fry in your own home. Just choose Fried or baked, serve with some tartar sauce and a side of coleslaw. It’s so easy and good I’m sure you’ll keep it in the meal rotation. Listen to the Wisconsin Small Town Polka while you cook and drink an Old Fashion if you really want to get in the mood.

Posted by Gingham Ginger from Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States • Published See Gingham Ginger's 2 projects »

  • Step 1

    Beer Battered Fish
    (because we here in Wisconsin believe everything is better with beer)

    • In a bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, garlic powder and salt and pepper.
    • Stir in eggs
    • Whisk the beer into the batter until it is smooth and no longer foamy.
    • In a large pot heat 2-3 inches of oil to 370° F
    • Dip the fish into the batter covering them in it.
    • Carefully drop fish one piece at a time into the hot oil (I used tongs). Cook until brown turning once.
    • Have some paper towels on a plate and place fish on there to dry before serving.

  • Step 2

    Baked Fish

    • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
    • Place fish into a baking dish. If metal I recommend lining with tin foil.
    • Sprinkle fish with garlic salt, pepper and any other herb seasonings.
    • Cut thin slices of butter and lay on top of the filets, two slices of butter per fish.
    • Cut thin slices of lemon and lay on top of the filets, two slices of lemon per fish.
    • Bake for 30 minutes.

  • Step 3


    • Chop up the cabbage and combine in a bowl with shredded carrots (you can us more then 5oz if you like)
    • In a seconded bowl combine the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
    • Stir sauce in with Vegetables.
    • Serve cold.

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