View Poll Results: How do I have my fish 'n' chips?

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  • Beer-battered, deep-fried, served with hot chips, sprinkled with salt and malt vinegar...mmm...

    19 79.17%
  • I throw pre-crumbed or battered fish onto an oven tray, cook up some fries. Maybe ketchup too.

    1 4.17%
  • Shallow-fried, lightly-coated fish with potato chips on the plate.

    0 0%
  • Fish and chips?? That's a meal to you people?

    4 16.67%
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Thread: Fish 'n' Chips

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    For all British, Irish, Kiwi and Aussie members - and anyone who likes "traditional" UK fare - how do you like your fish 'n' chips? I REALLY miss having fish 'n' chip takeaways around the place, although I am sure there are places in the US that has them.

    Even if you've never really had the British-style fish 'n' chip meal - which traditionally is wrapped in blank newsprint paper, often having a sheet of greaseproof paper right in the middle so the malt vinegar doesn't soak through easily, and is often just eaten right out of the opened paper package, never mind making plates dirty! - I am sure many SHS members like deep-fried battered fish with steak fries and tomato sauce (sorry, KETCHUP).

    So HOW do you like your fish 'n' chips/fries?

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    Here in the States, Fish N Chips is served in Irish Pubs as described in the first choice. I don't know of anyone who makes them at home. It's considered staple food at the Irish watering holes only.

    ...and now I want some.
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    Shared, with a salad for justification purposes. And a pint or two of a hearty, hoppy IPA.
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    I do make fried fish and potatoes, but southern style, so it's not called "fish and chips" though I'm certainly familiar with the concept and have had it in Ireland and UK... But mine's double breaded - first in flour, then milk, then fish fry (cornmeal with seasoning). Fried in oil. Too much oil. I usually just roast the potatoes as wedges (because good grief, that's enough frying), but French fries would have been more traditional. And hush puppies. Do you know hush puppies? Sometimes I make hush puppies too.
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    I make actual fish 'n' chips here. But I have an Aussie husband. He LOVES it when I make them. Every time cod goes on sale, he gets all happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farrarwilliams View Post
    I do make fried fish and potatoes, but southern style, so it's not called "fish and chips" though I'm certainly familiar with the concept and have had it in Ireland and UK... But mine's double breaded - first in flour, then milk, then fish fry (cornmeal with seasoning). Fried in oil. Too much oil. I usually just roast the potatoes as wedges (because good grief, that's enough frying), but French fries would have been more traditional. And hush puppies. Do you know hush puppies? Sometimes I make hush puppies too.
    My MIL makes good hush puppies...well, sometimes they work out, sometimes they don't. She is the Queen of Substitution, so if she wants to make something (ie, my FIL wants something and will have a tantrum and sulk if he doesn't get it) and doesn't have the right ingredients, she will substitute. It's crazy. The last time she made hush puppies she substituted something and they didn't work out.

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    I should add that while it's traditional to do the malt vinegar thing, I only put a dash in the batter. I definitely don't use it on my fish once it's cooked *shudder*.

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    The best fish & chips I've ever had were at Billie's Bar & Restaurant in Key West, FL. The fish was Mahi Mahi, freshly caught and out of this world. Wish I had some right now! lol
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    Y'all are giving me cravings. I've had Irish pub fish and chips stateside, but my favorite was the fried grouper and hush puppies on St. George Island in Florida. With sweet tea, of course!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnonyMs View Post
    Never had it until we moved to Newfoundland. They take advantage of any excuse to serve cod. As my two year old would say, "I no like fish'n'chips. Gross." To be fair, it was a GF version.
    I so agree with your little one. Fish is GROSS any way, any time, any how. I no eat fish ever.
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