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Fried Fish Dinner {Welcome Back Filet-o-Fish!}

Fried fish dinner is a staple during the season of Lent. Cod fillets are battered, deep fried and served with rosemary potatoes.

Fried Fish Dinner Recipe \\

If you hadn’t noticed by the Filet-O-Fish being back on the menu at every local McD’s chain, it’s Lent. The thing is, I’m not Catholic. So much not Catholic that my Catholic grandmother threw ‘holy water’ at my infant self, calling me a ‘pagan 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 came from a very strict Catholic family, so I can see it may have caused 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.

Fried Fish Dinner Recipe \\

So here’s my attempt to be healthy (although, it’s a stretch), with a fried fish dinner and a healthier version of chips…roasted potatoes.

Fried Fish Dinner Recipe \\

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

A little bit of everything

Wednesday 16th of March 2011

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


Wednesday 16th of March 2011

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


Tuesday 15th of March 2011

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 :)

claudia lamascolo/aka pegasuslegend

Tuesday 15th of March 2011

hmmmm hmmm good! lovely potatoes!

Kate @

Tuesday 15th of March 2011

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! :)