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Fish and chips in wrapping paper
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Fish and chips is deep-fried fish in batter with deep-fried potatoes, and is a popular take-away food. Fish and chips are very popular in the United Kingdom , Australia, and New Zealand, but also popular in Canada, Ireland, South Africa, some coastal towns of the Netherlands and Norway, and increasingly so in the United States and elsewhere. It is also a very popular food in Denmark where it is referred to as "fish fillets" (Danish, fiskefiletter), and is likewise always accompanied with deep-fried potatoes (french fries). This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Take-out, carry-out ( in American English ) or take-away ( in British English ) is food purchased at a restaurant but eaten elsewhere. ... Jump to: navigation, search French fries (or french-fried potatoes, or simply fries or chips) are pieces of potato that have been deep-fried. ...


For decades it was the dominant take-away food in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.


The fried potatoes are called chips in British and international usage; and while American English calls them "french fries" the combination is still called "fish and chips". American style french fries are typically slimmer than their English counterparts, thicker fries are usually referred to as "Steak fries"), (Potato chips are a different potato-derived food, and are known as crisps in the United Kingdom.) The traditional way is to fry in dripping (beef fat), and this tends to be retained in the north of England and Scotland. In the south vegetable oil is more common. This does impart a different flavour to the dish and means the chips are acceptable to vegetarians. Some maintain that the best types of potatoes to use for chips are 'Lincolnshire Whites' or 'Maris Piper'. CHiPs was a US television series running on NBC from September 15, 1977 to July 17, 1983. ... American English (AmE) is the form of the English language used mostly in the United States of America. ... Chips from Russet baking potatoes, a variety high in sugar. ... Binomial name Solanum tuberosum L. The potato (plural form: potatoes) (Solanum tuberosum) is a perennial plant of the Solanaceae, or nightshade, family, grown for its starchy tuber. ... Crisps are a potato product popular in the UK and Ireland, referred to in the United States as potato chips. ... Dripping, beef dripping is an animal fat produced from the fatty or otherwise unusable parts of cow carcasses. ... Jump to: navigation, search Beef is meat obtained from a bovine. ... Jump to: navigation, search Look up fat on Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Jump to: navigation, search Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in the East Midlands of England. ...


The pronunciation of fish and chips is a traditional method of distinguishing Australians and New Zealanders (a Shibboleth; see also New Zealand English). Look up Shibboleth on Wiktionary, the free dictionary For the Internet2 research project, see Shibboleth (Internet2). ... New Zealand English is the dialect of English spoken in New Zealand, occasionally referred to within New Zealand as Newzild. ...

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History

Deep-fried fish and chips have been eaten separately for many years – though the potato was not introduced to Europe until the 17th century. The originally Sephardi dish Pescado frito, or deep-fried fish, came to the Netherlands and England with the Spanish and Portuguese Jews in the 17th and 18th centuries. The dish became popular in more widespread circles in London and the south-east in the middle of the 19th century (Charles Dickens mentions a "fried fish warehouse" in Oliver Twist) whilst in the north of England a trade in deep-fried "chipped" potatoes developed. It is unclear when and where these two trades were merged to become the fish and chip shop industry we know today. The first combined fish and chip shop was probably the one opened in London by Joseph Malin in 1860. Jump to: navigation, search Groups Conodonta Hyperoartia Petromyzontidae (lampreys) Pteraspidomorphi (early jawless fish) Thelodonti Anaspida Cephalaspidomorphi (early jawless fish) Galeaspida Pituriaspida Osteostraci Gnathostomata (jawed vertebrates) Placodermi Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fish) Acanthodii Osteichthyes (bony fish) Actinopterygii (ray-finned fish) Sarcopterygii (lobe-finned fish) Actinistia (coelacanths) Dipnoi (lungfish) This page is about the... CHiPs was a US television series running on NBC from September 15, 1977 to July 17, 1983. ... Binomial name Solanum tuberosum L. The potato (plural form: potatoes) (Solanum tuberosum) is a perennial plant of the Solanaceae, or nightshade, family, grown for its starchy tuber. ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Sephardim (ספרדי, Standard Hebrew SÉ™fardi, Tiberian Hebrew ardî; plural Sephardim: ספרדים, Standard Hebrew Sfaradim, Tiberian Hebrew ) are a subgroup of Jews, generally defined in contrast to Ashkenazim and/or . ... Jump to: navigation, search Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Jump to: navigation, search The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... South East England is one of the official regions of England. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Oliver Twist is an 1838 novel by Charles Dickens, probably one of the best-known of all his works, along with A Christmas Carol and Great Expectations. ... Jump to: navigation, search The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ...


During World War II, fish and chips were one of the few foods that were not rationed in the UK. Jump to: navigation, search World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th-century conflict that... Rationing is the controlled distribution of resources and scarce goods or services: it restricts how much people are allowed to buy or consume. ...


Choice of fish

The most common fish used for fish and chips in England is cod, but many kinds of fish are used, especially other white fish, such as pollock or haddock; plaice, skate; and rock salmon (dogfish). In northern England and Scotland haddock is the most popular choice. Species Gadus morhua Gadus macrocephalus Gadus ogac This article is about codfish; for other meanings, see COD. Cod surfacing Cod is the common name for the genus Gadus of fish, belonging to the family Gadidae, and is also used in the common name of a variety of other fishes. ... For other uses of the term Whitefish, see Whitefish. ... This article is about the marine fish pollock, for other uses, see Pollock, Texas, Jackson Pollock, Pollock House and Pollock (movie). ... Binomial name Melanogrammus aeglefinus (Linnaeus, 1758) HADDOCK Haddock is a sea fish, also known as offshore hake, distributed on both sides of the North Atlantic. ... Plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) are a species of flatfish, commonly found in the North Sea and Irish Sea. ... This article is about the fish species. ... Spiny Dogfish, one of the many Dogfish species The name dogfish is applied to a number of types of small sharks found in the northeast Atlantic, Pacific, and Mediterranean, especially three principal families – Scyliorhinidae, Squalidae and Squalidae. ... Binomial name Melanogrammus aeglefinus (Linnaeus, 1758) HADDOCK Haddock is a sea fish, also known as offshore hake, distributed on both sides of the North Atlantic. ...


In Australia the preferred type of fish is cod (though of a different variety than that used in the UK) or flake, a type of shark meat. Increasing demand and the decline of shark stocks due to overfishing has seen flake become more expensive and, as in the UK, other white fish, such as barramundi, is often substituted. Species Gadus morhua Gadus macrocephalus Gadus ogac This article is about codfish; for other meanings, see COD. Cod surfacing Cod is the common name for the genus Gadus of fish, belonging to the family Gadidae, and is also used in the common name of a variety of other fishes. ... Flake is a term used in Australia to indicate the flesh of any of several species of small shark, particularly Gummy Shark. ... Jump to: navigation, search Orders Hexanchiformes Squaliformes Pristiophoriformes Squatiniformes Heterodontiformes Orectolobiformes Carcharhiniformes Lamniformes Sharks are a group (superorder Selachimorpha) of fish, with a full cartilaginous skeleton, a streamlined body plan with between 5 and 7 gill slits along the sides (most often) or side of the head (the first modified... Jump to: navigation, search Overfishing is a situation where one or more fish stocks are reduced below predefined levels of acceptance by fishing activities. ... Binomial name Lates calcarifer (Bloch, 1790) The barramundi (Lates calcarifer) is a species of diadromous fish in family Centropomidae of order Perciformes. ...


In New Zealand snapper is preferred because of its superior taste, but hoki is an inexpensive alternative. Genera Aphareus Aprion Apsilus Etelis Hemilutjanus Hoplopagrus Lipocheilus Lutjanus Macolor Ocyurus Paracaesio Pinjalo Pristipomoides Randallichthys Rhomboplites Symphorus Snapper can also refer to the Snapping turtle. ...


In South Africa hake (Merluccius capensis) is the most commonly used fish for fish and chips. Snoek (Thyrsites atun) is also popular in Cape coastal areas. Kingklip (Xiphiurus capensis, known as cuskeel internationally) is a less common and generally more expensive alternative. The term hake refers to various fish in the families Gadidae (subfamily Phycinae) and Merlucciidae (both subfamilies Merlucciinae and Steindachneriinae). ... The snoek (Thyrsites atun) is a long, thin, perch-like commercial food fish of the family Gempylidae. ...


In Denmark deep-fried, breaded plaice fish fillets served with french fries (Danish, pomfritter) is probably the most commonly eaten cooked fish. It is served in just about every restaurant in the county. The dish is traditionally served with remoulade sauce and lemon wedges. Remoulade is a popular condiment in many countries, and was invented in France. ...


Accompaniments

A British student enjoying fish and chips tomato ketchup and peas.
A British student enjoying fish and chips tomato ketchup and peas.

In the UK, fish and chips are usually served with free salt and vinegar (salt & vinegar). This may be malt vinegar or onion vinegar (the vinegar that pickled onions are stored in). Often something called "non-brewed condiment", which is actually a solution of acetic acid in water with caramel added for colour, is used as a substitute for genuine malt vinegar. In the US, malt vinegar (or, in some establishments, red-wine or cider vinegar) is often served with the combination as well. A common Canadian preference is for white vinegar on the chips and squeezed lemon on the fish. Scots also tend to prefer white vinegar to malt vinegar. In Australia the use of chicken flavoured salt (known as chicken salt) is quite widespread on chips, that even fast food chains like KFC no longer carry regular salt and use chicken salt by default. Image File history File links Fishandchipsguy. ... Image File history File links Fishandchipsguy. ... Edible salt is a mineral, one of the few rocks people eat. ... Jump to: navigation, search The vinegar in these bottles is infused with oregano. ... Salt & vinegar is a very popular and common flavoring of potato chips (also know as crisps in most British dialects). ... Pickling is the process of preparing a food by soaking and storing it in a brine (salt) or vinegar solution, a process which can preserve otherwise perishable foods for months. ... For the parody newspaper, see The Onion. ... Dissolving table salt in water In chemistry, a solution is a homogeneous mixture of one or more substances (the solutes) dissolved in another substance (the solvent). ... Jump to: navigation, search Flash point 43 °C R-phrases R10, R35 S-phrases S1/2, S23, S26, S45 Supplementary data page Structure & properties n, εr, etc. ... Jump to: navigation, search A piece of caramel confectionery. ... Jump to: navigation, search Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (Latin: No one provokes me with impunity) (Scots: Wha daur meddle wi me) Scotlands location within the UK Languages with Official Status1 English Gaelic Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK... Mitanis brand chicken salt. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Scraps of batter that fall into the fat and cook (also known as scrumps or bits) are usually included free on request.


Other popular dressings, usually at an extra charge, include:

Around Central Scotland and specifically Edinburgh a combination of spirit vinegar and brown sauce, known either simply as "sauce", or more specifically "chippie sauce" is popular. Many Scottish comedians have made light of the difference in condiment choice between Glasgow and Edinburgh, with Glaswegians generally preferring salt and vinegar, and Edinburghers preferring salt and sauce. Barbecue sauce is a type of sauce which is frequently poured onto meat while being grilled or barbecued. ... The HP Sauce logo HP Sauce is a condiment, a popular brown sauce produced in Aston, Birmingham, England. ... Burger as Food A buffalo burger A burger or burger sandwich is a type of sandwich which consists of a hamburger bun or similar type of round bread, and a primary filling of a meat or vegetarian patty. ... Jump to: navigation, search An Indian chicken curry A curry is any of a great variety of distinctively spiced dishes, best-known in Indian and Thai cuisine, but found in many other countries. ... Gravy is a thickened sauce, usually made from a base of the juices and extractives that run from meat during cooking. ... Organic Ketchup, a 21st century condiment Ketchup (or catsup) is a popular condiment, usually made with ripened tomatoes. ... In cooking, mayonnaise is a thick, creamy sauce, usually of a white or light yellow color, which is made and eaten cold. ... Mushy peas Mushy peas are dried marrowfat peas which are first soaked overnight and then boiled until they form a bright green paste. ... Jump to: navigation, search Pickling is the process of preparing a food by soaking and storing it in a brine (salt) or vinegar solution, a process which can preserve otherwise perishable foods for months. ... Binomial name Allium cepa L. Onion in the general sense can be used for any plant in the Genus Allium but used without qualifiers usually means Allium cepa L., also called the garden onion. ... Jump to: navigation, search Look up Egg on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Freerange eggs in straw nest Egg has multiple meanings: The term is used synonymously with ovum, the female sex cell in animals and plants. ... A Gherkin is: 1. ... Tartare sauce (British English spelling) or Tartar sauce (US English spelling) is a thick white sauce made from mayonnaise and finely chopped vegetables, usually including pickled gherkins, capers, olives and pickled onions. ... Baked beans on scrambled egg on toast. ... Map of Scotland showing the location of the former Central region Regional Council Central (Roinn Meadhanach in Gaelic) was a local government region of Scotland from 1974 to 1995. ... Jump to: navigation, search Edinburghs location in Scotland Edinburgh viewed from Arthurs Seat. ... Jump to: navigation, search Flash point 43 °C R-phrases R10, R35 S-phrases S1/2, S23, S26, S45 Supplementary data page Structure & properties n, εr, etc. ... HP Sauce is a popular brown sauce produced in Aston, Birmingham, England. ... Jump to: navigation, search Glasgows location in Scotland Glasgow (or Glaschu in Gaelic) is Scotlands largest city and unitary council, situated on the River Clyde in the countrys west central lowlands. ...


Around the Great Lakes (for example, in Buffalo, New York), the popular tradition of Catholics eating fish on Fridays (especially during Lent) has resulted in a codifying of a particular sort of "Fish Fry", which includes a piece of whitefish (often Haddock), a plentiful amount of french fries (generally thicker-cut "steak" fries), potato salad and/or macaroni salad, and coleslaw. This is so ubiquitous that some supermarkets in the area sell it from their seafood departments, and many local bars serve fish fries every week. The Great Lakes from space The Great Lakes are a group of five large lakes on or near the United States-Canadian border. ... Jump to: navigation, search Aerial view of downtown Buffalo, New York Buffalo, is an American city in western New York. ... Look up Lent on Wiktionary, the free dictionary In Western Christianity, Lent is the period before the Christian holy day of Easter. ... Binomial name Melanogrammus aeglefinus (Linnaeus, 1758) HADDOCK Haddock is a sea fish, also known as offshore hake, distributed on both sides of the North Atlantic. ...


Fish and chip shops

A fish and chip shop in Oxford.
A fish and chip shop in Oxford.

In the UK and Australia, fish and chips are usually sold by independent restaurants and take-aways, colloquially known as chippies or chip shops in the UK1, or fish and chips shops in Australia and New Zealand. Occasionally, in these two countries, the term "Fish and Chippery" is used by stores, and outlets likewise range from small affairs to the likes of the famed Doyles at Watson's bay in Sydney. Roughly 25% of all the white fish consumed in the UK, and 10% of all potatoes, are sold through fish and chip outlets. Download high resolution version (1760x1168, 549 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1760x1168, 549 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Jump to: navigation, search Oxford is a city and local government district in Oxfordshire, England, with a population of 134,248 (2001 census). ... Fish and chips in wrapping paper Fish and chips is deep-fried fish in batter with deep-fried potatoes, and is a popular take-away food. ... Jump to: navigation, search Sydney is the capital city of the Australian state of New South Wales and Australias largest and oldest city (founded in 1788). ... Binomial name Solanum tuberosum L. The potato (Solanum tuberosum) is a perennial plant of the Solanaceae, or nightshade, family, grown for its starchy tuber. ...


Fish and chip shops themselves vary enormously in the UK, from little back street affairs to posh "Fish Restaurants", with seating and waitresses. There is one well-known chain based in the north of England called Harry Ramsden's, which originated in Guiseley near Leeds, but chains are uncommon in the UK. UK fish and chip shops sometimes sell other takeaway food products, such as burgers, Chinese food and pizzas. In fishing towns it is also common for fish and chip shops to sell uncooked fish. Some fishing town chip shops also offer to fry customers' own fresh fish, charging a fee dependent on the weight of the fish to be fried. A waiter is a person who waits on tables, often at a restaurant. ... Harry Ramsdens is a worldwide restaurant chain dedicated to traditional British-style fish and chips. ... Guiseley is a small town in the county of West Yorkshire, England, near Otley. ... Jump to: navigation, search Leeds Coat Of Arms Map sources for Leeds at grid reference SE297338 Leeds is a city in the metropolitan borough of the City of Leeds in the West Riding of Yorkshire in the north of England. ... Jump to: navigation, search Groups Conodonta Hyperoartia Petromyzontidae (lampreys) Pteraspidomorphi (early jawless fish) Thelodonti Anaspida Cephalaspidomorphi (early jawless fish) Galeaspida Pituriaspida Osteostraci Gnathostomata (jawed vertebrates) Placodermi Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fish) Acanthodii Osteichthyes (bony fish) Actinopterygii (ray-finned fish) Sarcopterygii (lobe-finned fish) Actinistia (coelacanths) Dipnoi (lungfish) This page is about the...



Fried fish and french fries on the waterfront in San Diego.
Fried fish and french fries on the waterfront in San Diego.

US fast food restaurant chains that sell fish and chips include Long John Silver's, Captain D's, H. Salt Fish and Chips, Arthur Treacher's, and, in the Pacific Northwest, Ivar's. In the 1990s, the perception within the United States that fish and chips were unhealthy led to a decline in consumption and the financial problems of Long John Silver's and Arthur Treacher's. These brands have been acquired by other restaurants and the current strategy of both of these chains appears to be combining fish and chips with other brands to create the concept of fun food. In Canada, Joey's Only Seafood Restaurants (www.joeysonly.ca)are the prominent leader in "fish and chips" with over 100 locations. The Harvey's and La Belle Province fast food chains sell fish and chips, although this is a minor item in their menus. Download high resolution version (1024x768, 134 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 134 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... San Diego County in the Southwest corner of California. ... Fast food is food prepared and served quickly at a fast-food restaurant or shop at low cost. ... A restaurant chain is a set of related restaurants, typically with the same name in many different locations either under shared corporate ownership (e. ... Long John Silvers is a fast-food restaurant, specializing in seafood and fish and chips. ... Captain Ds is a fast-food restaurant, specializing in seafood and fish and chips. ... Arthur Treachers Fish and Chips is a fast food seafood restaurant chain with, as of 2003, 177 stores which serve fish and chips. ... Ivars Acres of Clams Ivars is a seafood restaurant chain based in Seattle, Washington, with operations in the Puget Sound region; in Spokane, Washington; and in Santa Clara, California. ... Jump to: navigation, search // Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but otherwise retaining the same mindset. ... Harveys Restaurant in Ottawa Harveys is a fast food restaurant chain that operates in nine Canadian provinces. ...


Other dishes

Fish and chip shops typically offer other fast food, which may be eaten in place of the traditional battered fish. Typical alternatives offered in most English "chippies" include: Fast food is food prepared and served quickly at a fast-food restaurant or shop at low cost. ...

  • Pies - in varieties such as steak and kidney, chicken and mushroom, mince and onion, or cheese and onion.
  • Sausages - usually pork, deep-fried plain or in batter, or saveloys
  • Fishcakes - usually fish and potatoes minced together and dipped in bread crumbs
  • Scampi - in breadcrumbs
  • Chicken - deep-fried, and may be available either plain or 'southern fried' in a flavoured, slightly spicy batter-like coating

Fish and chip shops sometimes sell other deep-fried foods, including fruit such as banana and pineapple. In Scotland the choice of alternatives further includes haggis, black pudding, red pudding, and white pudding (all served thickly battered). In Australia, perhaps the most popular accompaniment is the potato scallop (called the 'potato cake' in Victoria, 'potato fritter' in South Australia and not to be confused with the sea scallop), a thick slice of potato deep fried in batter. Another common accompaniment is an Australian version of Chinese dumplings known locally as a dim sim and an Australian version of a spring roll called the Chiko Roll. An increasing number of stores in Australia may also deal in Döner kebabs. Jump to: navigation, search A slice of strawberry-rhubarb pie à la mode A pie is a baked dish, with a baked shell usually made of pastry that covers or completely contains a filling of meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, cheeses, creams, chocolate, custards, nuts, or other sweet or savoury ingredient. ... A steak and kidney pie is a typical British dish with a filling of diced beef steak and beef kidneys in a thick sauce. ... Jump to: navigation, search Binomial name Gallus gallus (Linnaeus, 1758) A chicken (Gallus gallus) is a type of domesticated bird which is often raised as a type of poultry. ... Jump to: navigation, search Basidiocarps (mushrooms) of the fungus Leucocoprinus sp. ... Ground beef Ground beef, or, in British English beef mince, is a meat product, made of beef finely chopped by a meat grinder. ... Jump to: navigation, search Cheese is a solid food made from the curdled milk of cows, goats, sheep, or other mammals. ... A sausage consists of ground meat and other animal parts, herbs and spices, and possibly other ingredients, generally packed in a casing (traditionally the intestines of the animal), and preserved in some way. ... A saveloy is a very vividly red sausage served in British fish and chips shops. ... Scampi in garlic butter Scampi is the plural of scampo, Italian name for the Norway lobster Nephrops norvegicus also known by the names Dublin Bay Prawn and Langoustine. The fleshy tail of the scampi is good eating, closer in both taste and texture to lobster and crayfish than prawn or... Jump to: navigation, search Binomial name Gallus gallus (Linnaeus, 1758) A chicken (Gallus gallus) is a type of domesticated bird which is often raised as a type of poultry. ... Jump to: navigation, search Fruit stall in Barcelona, Catalonia. ... Species Hybrid origin; see text A banana is a tree-like plant (though strictly a herb) of the genus Musa in the family Musaceae, closely related to plantains. ... Binomial name Ananas comosus (L.) Merr. ... Jump to: navigation, search an uncooked small haggis a cooked small haggis content of a haggis Haggis is a traditional Scottish dish. ... British and Irish name for blood sausage. ... Red pudding is a food commonly served at chip shops in Scotland as an alternative to fish (see Fish and chips). ... Jump to: navigation, search White pudding or Oatmeal Pudding is a meat dish popular in Scotland and Ireland. ... Jump to: navigation, search Genera See text Scallops are the family Pectinidae of bivalve molluscs. ... Dim sum (Chinese: 點心; Cantonese IPA: tɪm35sɐm55, Jyutping: dim2 sam1; Mandarin Pinyin: diǎnxīn, Wade-Giles: tien-hsin; literally dot heart or order heart, meaning order to ones hearts content; also commonly translated as touch the heart, dotted heart, or snack), a Cantonese term, is usually a light meal... Spring rolls (春卷) are pastries with julienned vegetables (such as cabbages, carrots, or wood ear fungi). ... Example of a Chiko Roll still in its bag. ... Kebab (kebap in Turkish, kabab in Iran and India/Pakistan, also spelled kebob, kabob) means grilled (or broiled) meat in Persian and Turkish. ...


Another largely regional item available is the deep fried Deep fried Mars bar. Sold in almost a quarter of fish and chip shops in Scotland, the deep fried Mars bar is most popular with children, with some shops selling up to 200 a week. Deep fried Mars bar - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


In Scotland and Northern England a meal of fish and chips is a fish supper. Similarly, in Scotland one can order a haggis supper, a steak pie supper, and so on; supper means "with chips", in this context. A "single" order is one without chips. As sausages are often sold in pairs, a sausage supper may mean two sausages and chips, while a single sausage can refer to two sausages (without chips). Some of the many varieties of Sausages A sausage consists of ground meat and other animal parts, herbs and spices, and possibly other ingredients, generally packed in a casing (traditionally the intestines of the animal), and preserved in some way. ...


Packaging and wrapping

Fish and chips were traditionally packaged with an inner white paper wrapping and an outer insulating layer of newspaper or blank newsprint, though nowadays the use of newspaper has largely ceased on grounds of hygiene, and food quality wrapping paper is often used instead, occasionally printed on the outside to emulate newspaper. The hot food and the steam it produces cause the paper wrapping to emit a characteristic smell, and the close wrapping prevents evaporation, giving the food a moist texture which can last for some time if the parcel is not opened. Polystyrene packing, usual in many other kinds of take-away outlet, is sometimes substituted. Even when wrapped in paper, an open polystyrene container is often used to hold the chips. Purists maintain that it "doesn't taste the same" in polystyrene or cardboard, lacking the smell and moist, steamed texture. In Britain the use of real newspaper was banned in the late 1980s. Use of actual newspaper was banned in Australian fish and chip shops in the 1970s and butcher's paper was instead used as the external wrapping. Newsprint is low-cost, low-quality, non-archival paper. ... Jump to: navigation, search Styrofoam redirects here. ... Jump to: navigation, search // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ...

A city-centre chip shop in Oxford.
A city-centre chip shop in Oxford.

Download high resolution version (1760x1168, 592 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1760x1168, 592 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Jump to: navigation, search Oxford is a city and local government district in Oxfordshire, England, with a population of 134,248 (2001 census). ...

Chip Van

Mobile fish and chip shops serve rural areas in the UK. For vans, the choice between beef dripping (lard) and oil is influenced by the fact that cold dripping is a solid mass and won't slosh around when on the move.


Footnote

  1. The term chippy as a noun is, depending upon the language; a fish-and-chip shop or a carpenter (British English) or a pejorative term for a prostitute in American English.

British English (BrE) is a term used to differentiate the form of the written English language in the United Kingdom from other forms of the English language. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article outlines the differences between American English, the form of the English language spoken in the United States, and Commonwealth English (often called British English). ...

External links

  • BBC News: Fish and chips invented in France?
  • My plaice or yours? - Guardian article detailing some chippy terminology
  • Far Flung Fish and Chips - historical article
  • The Sea Fish Industry Authority on fish and chips
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Fish and chips - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2692 words)
Fish and chips or fish 'n chips (in Scotland and northern England: a fish supper), a popular take-away food, consists of deep-fried fish in batter or bread-crumbs with deep-fried potatoes.
Salt Fish and Chips, Arthur Treacher's, and (in the Pacific Northwest) Ivar's and Skipper's.
In the U.S., fish and chip shops traditionally serve fish and chips with hushpuppies.
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Fillets of fish, mostly haddock or cod but sometimes plaice and whiting, are covered in batter, fried until golden and served with freshly chipped potatoes.
Fish and chips are a wholesome dish and lower in calories than many of their fast food rivals.
Britain’s favourite accompaniment to fish and chips is salt and vinegar but depending on the region, others are just as popular… mushy peas, tomato ketchup, curry sauce, gravy, or even a bottle of stout.
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