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Fish fry 42 70.00%
Wings 18 30.00%
Voters: 60. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-10-2014, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Are you talking about Harold's or J&J's? Neither one of them is very good although occasionally a Harold's might get it right.

If you are looking for GREAT catfish, head to Da Catch in the 1500 block of Kishwaukee in Rockford. Top level fish. Also, BJ's Market and Bakery on S. Cottage Grove serves really good mustard catfish.


Another place with good fish is Boston Fish Company in Des Plaines.
http://www.lthforum.com/bb/viewtopic...it=boston+fish


As for catfish steaks, I had those frequently in W. Tennessee around Jackson. I agree with you that it is my least favorite way to have the fish presented. I don't like having a "bone bucket" at the table.

I used to have a couple of Lenten fish fries to recommend but both have been mediocre recently. However, I did encounter one unusual dish. The chef infuses lobster into drawn butter and served it over bakes cod fish. Phenomenal.


And never served toast or bread under fried food. It is always a complete turnoff!!!
Cracking up laughing. It's JJ's. The bread was on top. Eek.

Thanks for the tips!
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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It is a tough poll. I voted for fish. Wings are something that I do not prepare at home and therefore eat a lot less of than fish.
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:50 PM
 
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Cracking up laughing. It's JJ's. The bread was on top. Eek.

Thanks for the tips!
JJ's is dreadful. The Fish Keg in West Rogers Park is good, though.

http://m.yelp.com/biz/fish-keg-chicago
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:50 PM
 
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Voted wings. Fried is just not one of my favorite ways to eat fish
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Old 04-13-2014, 04:55 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Walleye. Lake perch.
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Old 04-13-2014, 05:00 PM
 
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I agree wings are nothing special and good fish fry or better yet grilled is much better.
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:58 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Why post an insulting and judgemental generalization (that has no basis in fact) when you could have simply posted your response to the topic at hand . No one here has said all they eat is fried fish and that all seafood must be fried. In fact, the topic of discussion is whether one prefers fried fish or chicken wings.
It's not an insult, people who prefers fry fish because they don't want to eat the mushiness or smell the fish flavor. When you batter up the fish and dip it in sauce. How does that taste any different than frying chicken cutlet the same way?

Fry fish is also the easiest way for a restaurant to falsely advertise the type of fish used. Instead of Cod they gave you a Pollock because frying making it easy to mask the flavor.

For people who eat seafood like in Europe, salt+pepper, olive oil, and lemon is what's used and pan seared to perfection.
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Old 04-14-2014, 07:02 PM
 
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What about wings of the flying fish?
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Old 04-14-2014, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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For people who eat seafood like in Europe, salt+pepper, olive oil, and lemon is what's used and pan seared to perfection.
You're full of it. ALL of Europe? Always cooked that way? HUH?

I remember some great "fish and chips" in Edinburgh. Breaded fish, deep fried, with thick french fries. They asked if we wanted "sauce", by which they meant ketchup or HP sauce or something like it.

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Old 04-14-2014, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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I'll take a chinook salmon or sablefish fillet, pan fried, with salt and pepper. Or sushi, mmmm.
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