Fish Fry Frenzy

Fish Fry Frenzy

Hi there!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I had a great time tailgating before the Pirates-Brewers game yesterday. Even though the Pirates didn’t pull out a win it was fun to spend time with some great people. We were lucky enough to have decent weather for the tailgate and I was thankful for a dome baseball park this weekend. During the last few innings there were full on thunderstorms and we stayed dry! The roof did leak in some spots and I can’t say the same for those unlucky fans. ;)

Today Mike and I enjoyed brunch at one of our favorite brunch spots, Buckley’s! I love that place. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is fabulous. I enjoyed some Guinness French Toast, one of my brunch staples and Mike had a Bloody Mary, one of his brunch staples.

After brunch we headed to the movies because I was dying to see the new Captain America movie and Mike wanted to see it too. I loved it! Captain America is not my favorite Avenger but I love all of the story lines around the Avengers team. I can’t wait for the next movie!

Now for the fish fry review. I was really excited to try the fish at Miller Time Pub because they use haddock like Brocach. Well, the fish did not live up to my expectations. The fish was actually overcooked and chewy. It came with potato pancakes, a common addition to fish fries in Milwaukee and these were a disappointment as well. They were more like smashed tater tots. Delicious for tater tots but not how potato pancakes should taste. And lastly, the tartar sauce was a roasted poblano tartar sauce that ended up not being as special as it sounded.

Miller Time Fish Fry

Miller Time Pub

Presentation: Good
Fish: Haddock
Extras: Potato Pancakes
Price: $11, 4 out of 5
Taste: 2 out of 5
Crunch Factor: 3.5 out of 5
Tartar Sauce: 2 out of 5
Flakiness: 3 out of 5

Final Score: 14.5 out of 25

Writing food reviews and posting them is new to me, without a doubt. I know that my opinions will be different from others and I’m only writing food reviews as a hobby but I would not recommend the fish fry at Miller Time Pub.

The first place I reviewed was Panther Pub and if you recall the batter wasn’t super crunchy but the taste was great and the fish wasn’t overcooked. Miller Time was the complete opposite and another downside was having a higher bill than other fish fries due to the location which is inside a hotel. Not all fish fries can be as great as Brocach but I am still enjoying trying many throughout Milwaukee!

4 thoughts on “Fish Fry Frenzy”

  1. Fish can be very hard to get right. The fish needs to be fresh while many people use old or frozen fish. Love the amount of sauce and condiments though. What is the stuff that looks like applesauce?

    1. You have a very good point! I know when I cook shrimp I watch it closely so when it turns pink I take it off heat not to over cook it. It certainly seems like a guessing game with fried fish and the elements make it difficult, fresh vs frozen. I want to try cooking my own fried fish and see how it turns out. The fish came with applesauce, coleslaw, and tartar sauce. The applesauce was good but not homemade, most likely your usual brand of applesauce.

      1. Interesting! I have never had applesauce with fish, only pork.

        I never deep fry fish at home, but prefer to pan fry with a dusting of seasoned flour and a knob of butter. Fish cooks so quickly, but if you cook fish in a fryer, you should know this. I once worked the fryers in a store. Really doesn’t take skill, just concentration.

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