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The Rosemount Knights of Columbus Council started hosting fish frys more than 12 years ago. In the beginning, the group fried fish in turkey fryers in a tent outside the old St. Joseph Church to keep from stinking the place. Today the group cooks their famed fish in the modern well-equipped kitchen at the new church.

Knights of Columbus gear up for fish fry season

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Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of the 40 days of Lent. Many will give up a vice or two and for Catholics, the period also means no meat on Fridays.


For the members of the Rosemount Knights of Columbus, Lent means it’s time to start frying fish. Starting March 14, the council will host its annual fish frys and it’s a dinner not to be missed.

“It’s the best fish fry around. People come from all over the Twin Cities to get it,” said Grand Knight Jim Benfante.

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Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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