St. Albans Edition: St. Francis of Assisi Fish Fry

By Candace Nelson - 11:01 PM

'Tis the season for lenten fish fries.

"According to Christian teaching, Jesus died on a Friday, fasting on Fridays became a way to honor his sacrifice. However, this type of fasting didn’t mean not eating anything (unlike trendy modern-day fasts). It simply meant abstaining from eating the flesh of warm-blooded animals—since the thinking goes, Jesus was a warm-blooded animal. Fish, though, which are cold blooded were considered okay to eat on fasting days. Hence, Fish on Fridays and “Fish Friday” (among many other religious holidays) was born," according to the website The Better Fish.

St. Francis of Assisi in St. Albans is one of a few churches in the area hosting a fish fry.

For $15, you get baked fish, fried fish, fried shrimp, green beans, macaroni and cheese, rolls, baked potato, coleslaw, hush puppies, a homemade dessert, plus tartar sauce, cocktail sauce, butter, sour cream, and a drink.

Yum! Who in the area has your favorite fish fry?

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