F – Fish Fry and Funnel Cake with Fred and the Family

A to Z Blogging Challenge F
A to Z Blogging Challenge F

I write stories of people stumbling through life and finding the things that make it all worthwhile: love, faith and hope. For me that also means family. Some of my people have large, crazy, overwhelming families, others are trying to gather some sort of family around them where there was none. For one of the characters I’m currently working with, he has three rescues dogs, he thinks he is just fine without people.

One thing everyone loves even the dogs is a Fish Fry!

At times dogs can make for the best family members. Pure Love
At times dogs can make for the best family members. Pure Love
At times dogs can make for the best family members
At times dogs can make for the best family members. Pure Love

With family comes family events. Yes, my stories always have some big family event. Holiday traditions are great to show off the worse and best!

So this Easter my sisters and I got together for a fabulous fish fry!  It was beyond delicious with a little Red fish, speckle trout and cat fish. Of course anytime you deep fry something it tends to work well for the taste buds. A few hand rolled hush puppies (in the south there is always a dog hanging out and acting if you haven’t feed them in three days)  You have to start with some good corn meal to coat the fish.

Ready to fry - Dip in milk, roll on Cornmeal, touch of flour mixed with sea-salt, ground pepper, onion powder and paprika.
Ready to fry – Dip in milk, roll on Cornmeal, touch of flour mixed with sea-salt, ground pepper, onion powder and paprika.

Got to make sure the oil is hot but not too hot.  You have to taste it before serving to make sure it is right.

Getting the deep fryer ready for the fish.
Getting the deep fryer ready for the fish.

Ready to Eat!!

Fred serves the fish.
Fred serves the fish.
Men cooking is always a little sexy
Men cooking is always a little sexy
Jackson likes the fish!
Jackson likes the fish!

If you have another fryer you can finish the fry fiesta with funnel cake. BUT you have to have clean oil!

Fishy Funnel Cake is not tasty

Funnel Cake- A favorite food
Funnel Cake- A favorite food

What is your favorite family tradition? Do y’all have a go to recipe that feeds everyone?

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    • jolenenavarro

      Lol…uh no. I’m good to get myself and the power point there. Maybe if I can get Fred to fry us up some funnel cake.

  1. Judy Moldenhauer

    Would you share the recipe for the big bowl of colorful ?? in the picture with Haiden? It looks yummy. I really enjoy reading your books and blog!

    • jolenenavarro

      Thank you so much. That is an alvacdo based salad. My cousin made it. I’ll get the recipe and share it.

    • jolenenavarro

      Ingredients
      2 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted and diced
      2 ripe beefsteak tomatoes, diced
      1/2 cup pitted nicoise olives, roughly chopped
      1 cup canned chickpeas, drained, rinsed and drained again
      2 tablespoons roughly torn flat-leaf parsley
      1/4 cup champagne vinegar
      1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
      1 teaspoon ground cumin
      1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
      Salt and freshly ground black pepper
      2 ounces blue corn tortilla chips

      Directions
      Gently toss the avocados, tomatoes, olives, chickpeas, parsley, vinegar, olive oil, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Crumble the chips over the top and serve.

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