December 20, 2012
Join us as we begin our journey on finding the classic Wisconsin fish fry experience, which of course includes a Brandy Old Fashioned.
This blog serves a few purposes, but first and foremost I seek to find a classic Wisconsin fish fry experience. I will be rating establishments on whether their fish fry offering is considered "classic" and I base my ratings on research and my own experiences. I will also evaluate the service, wait time, food, and price to help you plan your Friday fish fry.
So what is a classic Wisconsin fish fry? Here is my criteria, and over time this may change based on new research or feedback from readers like you. These are components that are required to offer the classic Wisconsin fish fry experience and how I plan to rate it.
Brandy Old Fashioned
1/2 point for offering a Brandy Old Fashioned with fruit or vegetable garnish
1 point for hand muddling (hard to find these days)
1/2 point for offering a whitefish such as cod
1 point for offering a freshwater fish such as perch or walleye, and a special mention for offering bluegill
1 point for offering a potato option, this is a point every establishment should earn
1 point for offering cole slaw as a standard side
Rye Bread w/ Raw Onion
1 point for offering rye bread with raw onion
5 points - A classic Wisconsin fish fry
4 points - Almost classic
2-3 points - Barely a classic fish fry, but has potential
0-1 points - Not a classic Wisconsin fish fry