They don't skin the fish?! That's just ******* lazy. Who wants to eat greasy fish skin. It's a bit different with oily fish like mackerel or Salmon, but on a white fish under batter?! Nope, I'm not having that.More observations on chippies: in the South the chippies dont do gravy. Also the pies are shite. But the biggest difference I was reminded of is that they dont skin the fish before battering. I find that alien and in fact when I was in a chippy in Keswick last week they even state on the board that the fish has been skinned.
When I come to do my retirement project of establishing a definitive line between the north and the south it will be a dot to dot of towns that use sparklers and serve skinless fish.
It would be nice but it's not practical unfortunately.Gotta be fresh
Just for information, you're 100 miles out with the UK.It would be nice but it's not practical unfortunately.
Geographically, we do okay with fresh water fish since I live by some lakes but I'm not within 170 miles of an ocean which is a worst-case-scenario for a UK resident. I'm almost 500 miles from the Atlantic which logistically rules out reasonably priced, fresh fish.
No not tartar sauce, it is brown sauce thinned down with vinegar. It tends to be only offered around the Edinburgh area.Would that be tartar sauce?
Got pointed in the right direction here on some batter recipes and tartar sauce. My parents were salt and vinegar. Their parents were from Europe.
They are all suppers up here, fish,haggis,sausage. Man i could go one now!!You are right a "chippy tea" could mean anything but if you asked anyone round here what they would eat on chippy tea Friday they would say its Fish, Chips and mushy peas, they wouldn't call it a fish supper.
Well, we made it everyone. Friday is here again. That means a few things. Crucially, the weekend is just about upon us, we've successfully navigated another week, and that first sip of beer is drawing ever closer.
As well as being a beacon of hope at the end of a long working week, Friday also means that it is chippy tea day once again. I don't make the rules.
Yes, the chippy tea is a staple of British culture. It is a rallying point that we can all get behind. Fish and chips on a Friday afternoon is as British as Winston Churchill and William Shakespeare flying a spitfire, drinking a pint of bitter, while complaining about the weather.
However, that which brings us closer together, also divides us.
The politics of what is and isn't included in your chippy tea vary drastically across the length and breadth of the country, and every region thinks that they've got the golden formula, the TRUE chippy tea solution.
Covrich, what het hell have those beautiful green peas ever done to you to deserve being beaten to a pulp.Depends for me, if I have fish I will normally have musy peas or maybe curry sauce.. if I have chips with something else like chicken or kebab or something like that I go mayo which I know is pure filth to some.
Fries!!! Still FrenchIf I'm making battered fish just for me, I don't often have fries as I don't want to waste space when there's fried fish to be eaten. I do love making and eating fries and they are delicious but priorities are priorities.
I do ketchup, tartar sauce, mayo or even a slightly seasoned sour cream with French fries depending if I make wedges or go to the trouble of blanching the fries before deep frying.