One of our longest anticipated stops on our 2013 tour of Friday Fish Fries was Immaculate Heart of Mary in Burlington, KY. With high praises sung from parishoner and fellow fishie James Pilcher, we ventured south to try IHM's signature dish: the Tommy Boy Cod Sandwich.

#FFFCincy Rating:
4 of 5 Fishies

The Tommy Boy:
Fried Cod stuffed inside a grilled cheese sandwich on rye topped with horseradish and tartar sauce.
Thomas Bartlett, an IHM parishioner who invented the Tommy Boy sandwich.
"I wondered what would happen if we put a fish fillet inside that grilled cheese."

And yes, he is eating a Tommy Boy in the photo.

Queuing for food
Junior High bake sale desserts
Adventure Mom wields the tongs with her boys at IHM's condiment bar
filled with Izzy's pickles, horseradish, cocktail sauce and more.
Crab cakes, fried shrimp, mac n cheese, coleslaw, and The Tommy Boy Sandwich.
Now that's a crab cake!
Caramel Pecan Brownie

The food at IHM Burlington was incredible as the Tommy Boy lived up to its hype. The sandwich was the perfect guilty indulgence of melted chedder and fried cod with the horseradish and tartar sauce adding the right amount of zing. A new item to the menu, the crab cakes were made of huge hunks of meat and was well-seasoned. This one's definitely a keeper for next year. I really enjoyed the fried jumbo shrimp too.

All of the food is hand-breaded or made from scratch. One of the simple highlights of the meal was the mac n' cheese. The Fish Fry group had just been discussing how out of all the fish fries we've attended, none of them had an outstanding mac n' cheese. IHM Burlington gave us salvation.

 "Scratch Mac n' Cheese" contains four different kinds of cheese and is then topped with baked cheddar. It's the much yearned for gooey inside, crispy on top variety of mac n' cheese. If you're searching for this fabulous side, look no further than Immaculate Heart of Mary!

Our happy fish fry group.

Andi met an elderly woman while in line who was wearing a large, metallic fish necklace. It had moveable parts and its open mouth doubled as a bottle opener. That woman is pictured above, standing.

We also met IHM's chef, who is known as the "Halibut Hero." By day, he works as a food supplier. His experience in the industry is what makes IHM's fish fry so tasty... or maybe it's the Easter Bunny in the kitchen?

Many thanks to James Pilcher for encouraging us to try out his church's fish fry.
We had a wonderful time!

Immaculate Heart of Mary hosts their fish fry from 5:00PM - 7:30PM every Friday during Lent.
Free parking lot. Cash only. Domestic beer. Junior High bake sale desserts. Check out the menu.

Bingo night also happens during the fish fry, so stop by afterwards for a game!

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