Entries from May 26, 2019 - June 1, 2019

Friday
May312019

DIY Southern Fish Fry

For a southern fish fry, traditionally, catfish is the ideal choice for a fish fry. Other great choices are flounder, bass or bream. A good rule of thumb is 1/2 to one pound of fish per person.  

 

INVEST IN A DEEP FRYER

 


With a large amount of fish to fry, you'll want to invest in a quality deep fryer. Since half the fun is enjoying the warm weather, opt for an outdoor fryer. At the end of the day, you'll be glad your house doesn't smell like deep-fried fish.

 

SIDES, SAUCES AND SIPS FOR YOUR FRY

 

  • French fries
  • onion rings
  • hush puppies
  • cole slaw
  • tartar sauce
  • vinegar
  • ketchup
  • lemon wedges
  • pickles
  • cocktail sauce
  • beer
  • sweet tea
  • lemonade

 

STOCK UP ON PICNIC SUPPLIES

Part of the beauty of a fish fry is the limited cleanup. Ditch the fancy tableware and break out the paper plates, napkins, and plastic utensils. While you're at it, lay some old newspapers or brown paper bags out on top of some picnic tables.

 

RECIPES:

Ingredients

  • TARTAR SAUCE

    • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
    • 2 tablespoons chopped sweet gherkin pickles
    • 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
    • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced scallions (white and light green parts only)
    • 2 teaspoons chopped capers (rinsed and drained)
    • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
    • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    • Salt and pepper to taste
  • FISH AND FRIES

    • Vegetable oil, for frying
    • 3 russet potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch sticks
    • 3/4 cup fine cornmeal
    • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 cup milk
    • 2 pounds firm white fish fillets (such as hake, haddock, pollock or cod), cut into 3-inch chunks
    • Tartar sauce (recipe above)
    • Lemon wedges, for serving
 

Preparation

For the tartar sauce:

In a medium bowl, mix together mayonnaise, gherkins, dill, scallions, capers, lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper. Set aside in the fridge until ready to use.

For the fish and fries:

1. Fill a Dutch oven or heavy deep saucepan with 3 inches of oil and heat the oil to 350°F over medium-high heat. Preheat oven to 250°F.

2. Place a cooling rack onto a rimmed baking sheet. Lower the potatoes into the oil (don't overcrowd; you may need to cook in batches). Fry for 3 minutes. Remove to prepared baking sheet.

3. Increase the heat of the fryer to 375°F.

4. Place fries in the hot oil for a second fry and cook until golden brown and tender, about 6 minutes. Remove to prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with salt. Keep warm in oven while the fish fries.

5. In a shallow dish, combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, paprika, garlic powder and pepper. Pour the milk into another shallow dish. Dip the fish in the milk, then dredge it in the cornmeal mixture, shaking off the excess. If you like a thicker breading, repeat the process, dipping the seafood in the milk and cornmeal mixture again.

6. Working in batches, lower the seafood into the hot oil and fry, turning once, until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Serve immediately with tartar sauce and lemon wedges.

Friday
May312019

Oscar Mayer Twitter Sweeps

Enter via Twitter for a chance to win Oscar Mayer racing swag in this new Oscar Mayer Twitter Sweepstakes! To enter, simply reply back with your crew name and #OMSweeps. You can enter once every two weeks through July 24th. Good luck!

Friday
May312019

Free Chipotle During NBA Finals

If the NBA Finals announcers say the word “FREE” during the the finals, Chipotle will offer you the chance to score some FREE food! During the games, when the announcer says FREE on air, they’ll Tweet a unique keyword that unlocks up to 500 free entrées during the first half of each game and up to 1000 free entrees during the second half of each game.

The first 500 people to text the unique offer code to 888222 when “free” is mentioned in the first half, will receive a code for a free entrée. The first 1000 people to text the unique offer code to 888222 when “free” is mentioned in the second half, will receive a code for a free entrée. 

Friday
May312019

Free Paypal From 7-Up

Get FREE Paypa! Buy 2 20oz 7UP, A&W, Big Red, Canada Dry, Sunkist, Squirt, RC, or Sun Drop & text FLAVORS to 88222 between 5/1/19 12:00am ET – 8/31/19 11:59pm ET. You will receive a text reply with a unique URL to upload images of 2 UPC's for $1 PayPal credit ("Reward"). Unique URL expires within 48 hours or 11:59pm PT 8/31/19 (whichever comes first). Limit of 300,000 Rewards available. While supplies last. Text FLAVORS to 88222 to check availability before you buy. Subject to full T&Cs at FlavorsForCash.com. Text "HELP" for help or "STOP" to cancel. Limit 4 rewards per person/phone/email. Max. of 1 text/day. Msg & data rates apply. Internet access required. Void where prohibited. 
Friday
May312019

Free Donut Day June 7, 2019

Cumberland Farms
Between 5 am and 10 am on Friday morning, purchase a dispensed beverage and receive a free donut. Choose from flavors including Jelly Filled, Cocoa Hazelnut Filled, Cookies & Cream, Blueberry, and classic Glazed. Note that this offer is only available at newly remodeled locations in the Northeast and Florida.

Duck Donuts

Swing by your nearest location and treat yourself to a free donut, with no purchase necessary. Choose from Bare, Cinnamon Sugar, or Powdered Sugar.

Dunkin'
Score a free donut with the purchase of any beverage on Friday, while supplies last.

Entenmann's
The baked goods brand doesn't tend to offer freebies, but it's hosting a contest again in 2019. Head to its websiteto participate in the Fan Flavor Challenge. The winner will receive $5,000 and free donuts for a year! Additionally, there's a chance the winning donut will be made by Entenmann's and sold in stores.

Honey Dew Donuts
This New England chain offered a free S'More donut to customers who purchased a medium or larger drink. With any luck, we'll see the same promo return this year.

Krispy Kreme
This donut chain routinely offers customers a free donut for National Donut Day. It's bringing that promotion back for 2019, and once again, no purchase will be necessary to snag your favorite holey treat. Additionally, Krispy Kreme wants to give away 1 million donuts, and if that happens, it'll host another giveaway later this month featuring their next new donut. Tell everyone you know to grab a freebie now for the chance to score more freebieslater!

LaMar's Donuts
Like last year, LaMar's is offering a free donut to customers on National Donut Day, with no purchase necessary.Click here to find your nearest location.

Rise Biscuits Donuts
Based in the South/Mid-Atlantic regions, this chain didn't offer a freebie to celebrate last year. However, customers who purchased a Chocolate Icing Donut on National Donut Day helped to contribute to those in need. Rise donated 100% of sales from that donut to a local food bank. If the offer returns this year, it's a good way to treat yourself and help others.

Shipley Do-Nuts
Participating locations offered a free glazed donut with any purchase between 5 am and noon local time. We expect a similar freebie this year.

Tim Hortons
The Canada-based chain offered a contest in 2018, but only for residents in select areas, including Metro Detroit; Buffalo, New York; and Columbus, Ohio. Customers had to find the correct location and request "Gold Timbits" — if they were the first ones to do so, they could win a year's supply of free donuts.

Friday
May312019

Get Active This Summer Sweeps

Enter for a chance to win a Schwinn mountain bike and other amazing prizes from this new Get Active This Summer Sweepstakes! You can enter once per day through June 30th and five winners will be randomly selected on July 8th. Each prize pack is valued at $286.75. Good luck! 

Friday
May312019

Up To 40% Off BIC Products

Friday
May312019

DealScoop: Amazing Printer Deals and More

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