It's officially fish fry season in Minnesota. If you're not a fan of 'sea food', we're sorry. Let us know if you want to talk about it. But, if you're planning to hit up your local establishment this Friday, you need to play by the rules.

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1. You get there early. I'm serious. If you have any chance at sitting at a table OR parking, you get there immediately.

2. Tartar sauce is required. If it just so happens that the establishment runs out...you can use mayo as an emergency substitute. I said EMERGENCY. I guess we'll also let you use ketchup...you're a Minnesotan after all.

3. The sides need to be on point. No, Tina, a roll and coffee don't count. So, if that's all you got, don't advertise it.

4. One of the sides must include a potato option. It can be french fries, chips, baked, au gratin, mashed, sliced, diced, twice baked...however you fancy them, your fry needs to have them.

5. Seconds are required. I mean, most of the time the proceeds go to charity, so you're really just helping the kids. Think of the children.

6. Calories don't count. if you're counting calories at a fish fry, you're doing it wrong, friend.

7. Don't sit and chat. You get there, you eat and you leave. It's that simple. It's all about efficiency and respect for your Minnesota neighbor.

8. Clean up after yourself, brother. No one wants to sit in your fish fry grease. It's gross.

It's also perfectly acceptable to order your fish fry meal to-go...just make sure you order a little extra because you know you'll want it later.

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