Monday, May 21, 2012

Vatos: Fish Fry

Using Dale Horvath's canoe and gear, Amy and her sister Andrea catch enough fish to feed the entire group.

While on the lake, they talk about fishing with their father as chidren; and how he raised each of them differently. And in his own way, he respected what made each of them unique.

That night, around the fire, everyone (except Ed Peletier, who was being punished for not playing nice) enjoys the catch....fried crispy and made better with cold beer.

Hopefully at your survivor camp, there is a safe body of water and enough non-rusty fishing gear to provide for the entire Group. Feel free to add whatever seasonings your Group was able to scavenge in your area. Maryland Zombie Apocalypse Survivors will no doubt favor Old Bay® Seafood Seasoning. Paul Prudhomme's Seafood Magic will work also.

Of course, no fish fry would be complete without a Walker attack at the end of it. And as the episode closes, our brave Group of survivors have been whittled down yet again. The WDSCB is certain that your Group will be more cautious and post a look-out during your own fish-fry.

And when the dead rise; no crying in the boat!

Fish Fry

1 to 2 cups vegetable oil (do not use lard; just because the Zombie Apocalypse has started doesn't mean we don't have to watch our triglyceride levels)
2 pounds fish fillets, cut up (any kind)
1 cup flour
2 cups dry pancake mix
2 cups seltzer or club soda
1 Tbsp. onion powder
1 Tbsp seafood seasoning (Old Bay or Seafood Magic)

Pour oil into cast iron skillet or Dutch oven and heat on stove or coals to about 425°.

Drop fish fillets into flour and shake off excess. Place fish pieces on towel and dry for a few minutes. 

In a shallow dish, mix pancake mix, club soda and seasonings until a thin batter forms. Dip floured fish fillets into batter and carefully place into the hot oil.

Fry each piece for 3-4 minutes per side. Fish should be golden brown and puffy on all sides. Cool slightly and drain on a rack and serve with baked beans.


  1. If I can't cry in the boat, where can I cry?

  2. Okay, I'll make an exception only for you. You can cry in the boat!