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Friday, February 22, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
If your Catholic church or other group is operating one this year, here's how you can let us know.
We're eager to get the word out to our readers about where they can find fish frys this Lenten season. If your Catholic church or other group is operating one this year, please fill out this form with the details. We'll compile the list of frys that we get and make sure that information is available to our readers throughout the season. An Associated Press article published in USA Today called fish frys "a timeworn Catholic tradition that provides a safe haven from divides that have long roiled the U.S. church, a place where traditionalist Catholics, progressive Catholics and everyone in between can sit peacefully at the same plastic tablecloth." If you're looking at this on a mobile device, please come back and visit when you're at a …
Saturday, March 3, 2012
St. Justin the Martyr Catholic Church finished a close second.
It was a spirited Food Fight this week as the battle of the South County fish frys generated 1,313 votes in our friendly competition. After all the votes were in, Our Lady of Providence Catholic Church in Crestwood was at the top of the fish fry heap with 533 votes, 40 percent of the total. The runner-up in our Fish Fry poll was St. Justin the Martyr Catholic Parish in Sunset Hills. It garnered 510 votes, 38 percent of the total. Close behind was Seven Holy Founders Catholic Church in Affton with 225 votes (17 percent). One St. Justin patron was effusive in her praise of the St. Justin fish fry. "St. Justin has the best fish as well as the best sides. Dot's Coleslaw is the stuff of legends!" Peggy Behnen said in a comment. Fish frys, by …
Monday, February 27, 2012
With Lent underway and one Friday behind us, where would you tell your friends to visit for fried cod this season?
Fried fish, cole slaw and hush puppies, anyone? It's the season of the fish fry, and we're asking Patch readers: Where's your favorite fish fry in South County or Arnold? Every week on the South County Food Fight, we're looking the best places to dine and drink. This week, we're focusing on fish frys and you can find a map of them in the area on Patch. Here's how the Food Fight works: Then: So where's your favorite fish fry in South County or Arnold? So show your hometown pride and pick a place near you. Boast about that small family restaurant or other great eatery in your neighborhood. And, if you are pulling for a certain place, share this column on your personal Facebook page and Twitter feed and ask your followers to vote. This column…
Friday, February 24, 2012
Use our map widget to find delicious fish in the Patch.
It's that time of the year! Want to know where you can find delicious fried fish? Find them here on our map! Or have you got a fish fry our users should know about? Email your Patch editor or our Social Media reporter Lindsay at Lindsay.Toler@Patch.com, and we will add them to our map.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Community fish frys during Lent are a best bet for great food at affordable prices.
Fish aficionados wait patiently all year for Lent, the unofficial beginning of the “fish fry season.” From now until April 22 (Good Friday), community fish fry suppers are a best bet for affordable, hearty dining. One of the oldest running in the area is found at St Francis of Assisi Parish in Oakville. Here tradition rules the menu and the cooks still hand bread their famous jack salmon. “We’re the only ones I know that still hand bread their jacks,” said Lil Vitale, whose been a parishioner and fry fish volunteer for 50 of her 90 years. “ You got to love’em (jack salmon) because we make them right.” Joining jack salmon on the menu (and in the deep fryer) are catfish fillets, shrimp, cod fillets and nuggets. All are lightly breaded, …
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Praying for your fried fish to come out as perfect as those served at the local church fish fry? Your prayers are answered, just follow the basic rules for fool-proof deep-frying.
The Lenten season began last Wednesday bringing with it a wave of seasonal fish frys. Over the next month tons of fish will be fried and sold at local churches and community centers. Contributing to that tonnage is the weekly fish fry at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Fenton. One may ask why the frenzy over church fish frys? Beyond the price and community support it’s simple, the fish tastes great because it’s fried right. Deep fat frying is a cooking technique anyone can learn. Just remember these few tips and you too can become a master of the deep fryer. First, don’t over heat the oil. If the oil begins to smoke it’s too hot and a sign that the oil is breaking down, which affects the flavor of the food. Optimum cooking temperature for …
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
St. Paul Catholic Church in Fenton and High Ridge Knights of Columbus at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church gear up for Lent.
As Mardi Gras festivities come to an end, so Lent begins. And that means it's fish fry season across the area - including established fish frys in Fenton and High Ridge. St. Paul Catholic Church in Fenton and St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in High Ridge are preparing for fish frys for Lent, which begins Wednesday, known as Ash Wednesday. Though fish frys are most closely associated with the Catholic observance of meatless Fridays during Lent, they also become a parish and public gathering with a family atmosphere. Many families travel to different churches each week to sample the fish fry fare. St. Paul Catholic Church, 15 Forest Knoll Dr., Fenton Workers will start around noon preparing for the weekly fish fry, which is from 3:30 to…