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Fish fry 42 70.00%
Wings 18 30.00%
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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I love fried fish.....but it has to be certain kinds of fish to make me happy. I love flaky haddock or cod or scrod batter fried; I dislike freshwater fish such as catfish or tilapia. I also have no use for those AYCE fish specials at restaurants where the fish is frozen white fish. I used to work in a restaurant that made lots of money serving up those flavorless, pre breaded frozen white fish.....no wonder its AYCE!!!!!

Years ago I spent time in rural Alabama and like someone mention the churches used to have fish fries after service on Sunday afternoons. The fish was often river fish (drum fish from the Tombigbee River)....fried in big black laundry caldrons of hot fat.. over a wood fire. Hush Puppies were a side. Another fish I could do without are the mullets that I had in Louisianna. Sitting on a restaurant deck over (what do they call those waterways off the bayous????) It was picturesque but nothing I am nostalgic about. I didn't like seeing the mullets splashing in the muddy water while we were eating their cousins.
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:29 PM
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The term "fish fry" seems odd to me, especially since baby fish are called....fry! Is it a regional thing?

Fried fish is best.
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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The term "fish fry" seems odd to me...Is it a regional thing?...
Here, in Dixie, it's often a social event where fried fish is served. It can be as small as a family "fish fry" or as large as a church "fish fry." Sometimes fire stations will hold a "fish fry" for fundraising. At a southern "fish fry" they will more than likely be serving whole fried catfish (unless you're down at the coast). However, at this time of year you will also find family and friends enjoying fried crappie at an informal "fish fry." Fried crappie is truly amazing.
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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The term "fish fry" seems odd to me, especially since baby fish are called....fry! Is it a regional thing?

Fried fish is best.
It's a southern thing. A fish fry is usually a community fund raiser.
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Old 04-07-2014, 03:08 PM
 
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It's not just southern. It's also very Catholic this time of year. ;-)

Here's just an example of how many there are in the Pittsburgh area alone.
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Old 04-07-2014, 04:40 PM
 
Location: SLC, UT
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I don't like fish, so going with wings was a no brainer.
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Old 04-07-2014, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Sunny Bay Area, CA
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Fried fish for me. I'm weird and I don't like to eat with my hands so I rarely eat wings, although I do love them. It's just a little awkward eating little wings with a knife and fork...the looks I get! And I don't blame them...
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Old 04-07-2014, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Here, in Dixie, it's often a social event where fried fish is served. It can be as small as a family "fish fry" or as large as a church "fish fry." Sometimes fire stations will hold a "fish fry" for fundraising. At a southern "fish fry" they will more than likely be serving whole fried catfish (unless you're down at the coast). However, at this time of year you will also find family and friends enjoying fried crappie at an informal "fish fry." Fried crappie is truly amazing.
Being raised in MS the fish was usually catfish, whiting, buffalo, or trout for my family.
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Old 04-07-2014, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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I don't like fish, so going with wings was a no brainer.
Can you elaborate on this for me? I've never understood people who blanketly don't like fish. There are so many kinds from crab to shrimp to flounder to sea bass, etc. I'm not trying to be rude or snarky, I've
just never understood how someone can dislike one giant food group comprised of thousands of different tastes.
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