The fish boils of Door County, Wisconsin

A fish boil features Lake Michigan whitefish cooked outside over an open fire as the Scandinavian settlers did hundreds of years ago. The fish pieces are placed in a large cauldron of boiling water with red potatoes. When the fish oils rise to the surface, the Master Boiler tosses kerosene on the flames, causing a boilover and spilling the fish oils over the side. This is very dramatic which is why you need to arrive early to observe the process. The fish and potatoes are served with lemon, melted butter, coleslaw, homemade breads and cherry pie.

Read more in Tripatini member  Linda Milks' post Wisconsin's Door County Is Fish Boils, Supper Clubs, Creameries, and Cherry Bounce.


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