Bringing back the Filet-O-Fish, Fried fish and Rosemary Potatoes

If you hadn’t noticed by the filet-o-fish being back on the menu at every local chain, it’s Lent. Now, I’m not Catholic (so not Catholic that my Catholic grandmother threw ‘holy water’ at my infant self calling my a ‘Pegan baby’. That’s right, I’ve been trouble since before I could talk. Whether that story is true or false I’ll never know, but my father was not Catholic and my mother from a very strict Catholic family so I can see it causing some problems).

Even though I’m not Catholic, I know a lot of people use the season of Lent as a chance to purge, cleanse and try to make better choices for themselves.  As for me, if you looked around my kitchen lately, you’d think I am making it a point to splurge on sugar and spice. So here’s my attempt to make nice, eat well, and be healthy – my fish and chips.

I would also like to say that I loved the filet-o-fish commercial with the signing fish last year (or whenever it was).


  1. Give me that filet of fish, give me that fish… now it’s in my head! AHHHH!

  2. Gorgeous fish, Kita…maybe I could get my Catholic, fish hating family to try this!!!

  3. RavieNomNoms says:

    That is just so pretty! What a great spin on the classic fish and chips that you see during the Lenten season. I, myself am Catholic…but I am by no means a strict Catholic and I definitely wouldn’t throw holy water on anyone who wasn’t. Tehehe that is kind of funny, only because I have a good friend of mine whose bible-hugging parents threw holy water on her because they found out she prefers to date women. People are too funny sometimes haha. ANYWAYS, this looks great…thanks for sharing it I will definitely be trying it this Lent!

  4. Fried fish is one of my favorite foods and yours looks sooo good and crispy! Now I’m craving it at 8:30 in the morning. haha! :) Those rosemary potatoes are so flavorful and so good. I’ve made them before and love them. I love how you paired the fried fish with rosemary potatoes, it sounds like the perfect meal. YUM!

  5. Now this is an aspect of Lent that I can get behind! I love this time of year for two reasons, cadbury mini eggs and friday fish fries!

  6. I like you story and knowing some of my relatives, I could picture it. Love fried fish, it’s my down fall, why can’t steamed fish taste as good. Those potatoes sound good too. Hope you have a great week.

  7. That looks very tasty!!!! I think I might like that!!

  8. I love your take on fish ‘n chips… this is so good! Those potatoes sound yummylicious!

    I’m not Catholic, I’m Orthodox (close enough) and my mom still throws holy water at me! :)

  9. hmmmm hmmm good! lovely potatoes!

  10. I just have the neighbors and random street people dousing me with holy water… or maybe its just plain unholy water.. either way, its annoying.

    Love the fried fish. I think a fish batter works so much better than a breading or dusting. And you cant go wrong with herby taters :)

  11. YUM, would love to have that for lunch! and agree with toby that batter works much better with breading

  12. I was thrown holy water at too and I’m Greek Orthodox :))
    love your twist on fish and chips, i have to try those rosemary potatoes, look delicious.
    thanks for sharing Kita

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