Friday Night Fish Fry.
If you have been near, or visited the Fort McCoy Army Base you are dangerously close to very exceptional food. The place I am speaking of is, “Features Bar and Grill”, it is located in West Salem WI. Features Sports Bar & Grill first opened its doors back in 1985 as a small eight lane bowling center, but was renowned for having the area’s best Friday fish fry. We partake every opportunity we get, usually when we are on a camping trip in the area, or on a shopping trip to LaCrosse.
You will find more of a simple dinner which includes; your choice of batter fried, or broiled fish, which is excellent. The fish is served with coleslaw, a choice of baked potato, or french fries and a roll. The price is right at all you can eat for- 8.25. The down side is they don’t have a soup and salad bar, but don’t worry about leaving hungry, you won’t. On Saturday night they also have choice prime rib which is slow roasted for, perfect flavor and tenderness. The food is great, but I also love the atmosphere, they have an outside patio with fireplace which makes for a cozy place to dine and relax, and also a large screen television to view any sports event that may be happening.
Concerned About Cholesterol?
Their fried foods are prepared in zero trans fat, in a unique blend of
corn and canola oil which has no cholesterol, nor saturated fats, which makes me happy, if I splurge and go for the batter fried.
So if you are ever in the Lacrosse area, you know where to go:
You won’t be disappointed.
Until Next Time, it will be Mexican, Yum-o.
Sandi and Al,</div>
You would be missing a lot if while visiting Wisconsin, you did not partake in a fish fry. We are famous for them, from the wonderful fish boils in Door County to the little mom and pops deep fried or broiled cod, and there is always catfish that is more well known along the Mississippi.
I prefer the cod with good reason, my parents have one of the mom and pops that I have mentioned and it is one of my favorites, no, they are not paying me to say this.
It is called “Jim & Marilyn’s”, located in a little town of 60 people called, “Hub City”, located about 70 miles north of Madison. The little town of 60 grows to about 260 on a Friday night.
Marilyn, is best known for her soup and salad bar. She makes everything fresh and from scratch with the help of my brother Scott. It is a family type of place. The walls are posted with a cross between Packer memorabilia, and pictures of her cherished grandchildren. You can usually find about 15 different kinds of salads, 2 choices of soup, fresh home-made bread and cinnamon rolls. Yum-O… the fish is awesome. Others really love the broasted chicken. She also has wonderful shrimp, broiled or deep fried, with home made batter. She also serves a Hash burger that is very well known. Mom is passing on her great knack for cooking through my brother, Scott, he is lucky and also has the cooking gene. The boy knows how to cook! Jim is known for great conversation, he is very happy to brag about his beloved packers or listen with interest to your hunting or fishing story.
So if ever visiting Richland County, don’t miss it, and please say hello to Mom, Jim and Bro. Scott for us! But don’t forget to make reservations, you will need them.
Mom’s Beef Noodle Soup Recipe.
Amounts of ingredients are to your liking. (Mom doesn’t have a recipe.) 1 Beef Chuck Roast, size depends on if you want to cook ahead for future meals.
Garlic salt, Large Onion, Water. Place Roast in roasting pan, sprinkle with garlic salt to your taste. Cut up a large onion, and place it in pan with roast, add just enough water to cover bottom of pan. Bake in oven until tender and falling apart. 325 degrees. Celery, Onions, Carrots, chopped, or any vegetable you like.
Potatoes, in chunks to your liking.
Noodles, recipe follows.
A good quality beef bouillon,
Place Olive Oil in bottom of dutch oven. Heat, and then add onions and celery then brown. Next add carrots and potatoes, cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add water, equal to about 3 times the amount of vegetables. Simmer until vegetables are tender. Add bouillon, to your taste, bring to a boil. Meanwhile, cut up the roast in pieces to your tastes, and place in soup. I usually use about half of the roast, but it is up to you. Simmer for 10 Minutes. Add Noodles. Cook until tender. Season to your liking. Enjoy!
• 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 pinch salt
• 2 eggs, beaten
• 1/2 cup milk
• 1 tablespoon butter
1. In a large bowl, stir together the flour and salt. Add the beaten egg, milk, and butter. Knead dough until smooth, about 5 minutes. Let rest in a covered bowl for 10 minutes.
2. On a floured surface, roll out to 1/8 or 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired lengths and shapes.
3. Allow to air dry before cooking.
Until next time, we will be visiting my second favorite place for fish!
Sandi and Al