Croatian foods highlight Good Friday feast

Croatian foods highlight Good Friday feast
Friday, the Slavic Benevolent Association served up a special dish to celebrate Good Friday at the Croatian American Cultural Center in Biloxi. (Source: WLOX)

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Friday, the Slavic Benevolent Association served up a special dish to celebrate Good Friday at the Croatian American Cultural Center in Biloxi.

Members enjoyed Baccala, which is a cod and potato soup dish that has been served for generations, and has its origins in Finland.

The feast wasn't designed as a fundraiser, but a way to bring members together to enjoy a traditional fish-based meal for Good Friday.

“I’m 85-years-old right now and I’ve eaten it since I was probably about four or five years old,” Marion “Stag” Pitalo said. “We’ve had people that came in from out of town just to eat it.”

Baccala is also a popular, traditional dish to serve on Christmas Eve.

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