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Jun 5, 2009 11:24 AM

Appetizer for Wisconsin Friday Night Fish Fry

Hi. I'm looking for help coming up with an appetizer for an up-coming Supper Club gathering, loosely themed "Wisconsin Friday Night Fish Fry." I'm open to anything, with one caveat-- I live in Baltimore, so will have a hard time finding anything truly, authentically Midwestern. Thanks!

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    1. Deep fried cheese curds!

      1. Cheesehead dip:

        Cheesehead Dip
        2 cups Mayo
        1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
        1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
        1/2 cup sliced black olives
        1/2 cup sliced green olives
        1/2 cup chopped red onions
        1 can of sliced mushrooms
        1 cup chopped pepperoni
        Mix together and bake in a 350 degree oven for 25-30 min. or until bubbly.
        Serve with tortilla chips, pita chip , corn chips or whatever you like.

        1. They're big on brats in Wisconsin - maybe spicy sausages (or sliced sausages) heated in that old throwback recipe of equal parts of grape jelly & chili sauce? :-)

          Perhaps some other bratwurst ideas:

          1. Oh, you've made me all nostalgic - we used to eat fish fry almost every Friday night when we were living in WI. I would do beer-cheese soup or clam chowder (usually thought of as New England, but served often with WI fish fry). Otherwise anything fried or fatty pretty much fits the bill - cheese curds, macncheese bites, potato skins, anything cheese related. Think bar food.