move over, fish fry.
the kettle is king.

Fish boils are an integral part of Door County tradition and have been one of the area’s most alluring tourist attractions for more than 70 years. Fish boils function today just about the same way they did 100 years ago: locally caught whitefish is boiled on an open fire, in an outdoor community-style kitchen. The fish, potatoes (and sometimes onions, depending on the recipe) are cooked to perfection. When you see the fiery spectacle known as the "boil over," you know the meal is just about ready. The mild whitefish, potatoes and onion are served with melted butter, lemon wedges, coleslaw or salad, bread and a slice of fresh-baked Door County cherry pie. Fish boils, complete with story-sharing Boil Masters and cold beverages, are so popular at many local restaurants that reservations are strongly encouraged!

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