It’s Lent: Fire It Up for the Fish Fry Frenzy!
This may be the perfect time to renew your prescription for your favorite statin drug-- you know, the kind that controls cholesterol.
Why? Because the beginning of Lent offers Catholics a chance to observe their meatless Friday while breaking bread with members of the community, whether it be in a church hall, a fast-food restaurant or white-linen high end bistro.
As a number of religious leaders have noted, the fish fry is a great way to feed “one’s soul and one’s belly” while enjoying a shared meal and an annual tradition that has endured for years.
While the custom has stood the test of time, some of the menu items have changed to reflect healthier eating habits. I prefer baked fish with macaroni salad and a spicy cole slaw. The obligatory rye bread is the perfect complement to the fish.
The variations are as numerous as the fish fry choices around town during this Lenten season. I look forward to hearing from you. Remember, you can be among the first to know when I post hot off the press columns. Simply text BITES to 30930 and you’ll get the alert on your phone!