Fish and chips is a hot dish consisting of fried fish in batter, served with chips. The dish originated in England, where these two components had been introduced from separate immigrant cultures; it is not known who combined them.
What kind of fish is used for fish and chips?
Generally, the fish in fish-n-chips is cod or haddock. In the UK, pub diners are used to plaice in their fish-n-chips, but plaice is generally not available in the US. Tilapia is becoming a popular fish for the dish given its light texture and subtle flavors.
What is fish and chip shop batter made of?
Batter. In Britain and Ireland, fish and chip shops traditionally use a simple water and flour batter, adding a little sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and a little vinegar to create lightness, as they react to create bubbles in the batter.
What is traditionally served with fish and chips?
The classic condiment for fish and chips is vinegar with a sprinkle of salt. And love them or hate them, mushy peas are also traditional on the side. In addition, since the mid-seventies, a curry sauce has also gained favor.
Which sauce goes with fish and chips?
A British classic of crunchy beer-battered fish and chips, with homemade tartare sauce. Serve with lots of salt and vinegar!