Fish and Chips.

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What do you call it?

  1. Fish and chips

  2. Chippy Tea

  3. Fish supper.

  4. Other.

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  1. Nov 1, 2019 #61

    davidfromUS

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    That is a good value for all that food. I call any healthy meal I can make at home for $3 or so a good deal. While I can eat whatever portion I'm served in a restaurant, it's usually more food at one time than I'm used to.

    Fish and chips is not as big here on a regular basis. There are some private owners or little-known chains that sell mainly seafood but they kind of are in the background. The churches put on a lot of fish fries in the Spring but they are partially interested in raising funds so it's not a good deal.



    Not sure I get what you meant there.
     
  2. Nov 1, 2019 #62

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    Never understood the curry or gravy with fish and chips. Seems very weird to me.
     
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  3. Nov 1, 2019 #63

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    Totally agree, it seems so wrong.
     
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  4. Nov 1, 2019 #64

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    Same here.
     
  5. Nov 1, 2019 #65

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    With my local chippy they're essential...due to the fish and chips being awful.
     
  6. Nov 1, 2019 #66

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    Just to throw this out there. As well as the regular fish supper, around the Greater Glasgow area (possibly beyond), you can also get a "Fish Tea", which is a sit in fish supper with bread & butter and a pot of tea. If you ever happen to be passing the Blue Lagoon at Glasgow Central under the Heilanman's Umbrella, it is a must to pop in for one.
     
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    The term fries is what I'm referring to
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_fries
     
  8. Nov 1, 2019 #68

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    Don't mind a bit of Gravy on my battered sausage! oh sorry wrong forum. :coat:
     
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  9. Nov 2, 2019 #69

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    Fish tea...that's the spanner!
     
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    Curry sauce or gravy with chips is beautiful, but not when there's fish involved.

    Chips, gravy and a steak pudding though - now you're talking. Can't get a steak pudding as far south as Leicester though.
     
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    Hell yeah I like that curry sauce on my fish and on my chips that's good stuff lol

    And also disturbingly viscous, but hey, it's still a good flavour
     
  12. Nov 2, 2019 #72

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    Chips and gravy!
     
  13. Nov 2, 2019 #73

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    Chippy Tea -

     
  14. Nov 2, 2019 #74

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    I must have missed something? They've always been called "French fries" here as well and sometimes shortened to "fries."
     
  15. Nov 2, 2019 #75

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    Is it true McDonald's call their fries,fries...because there's not enough potato in them to call them chips?
     
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    We went to Bruge earlier this year and they have a potato museum, telling all about the origins of the potato and 'fries'. According to the museum fries were always a Belgian thing dating back centuries but also enjoyed in neighbouring Fance and during the first world war American soldiers were given fries by some appreciative French citizens and the soldiers called them 'French fries', hence the name. (I didnt spend all my time in the potato museum I also tried some lovely beers!) The belgians eat there fries twice fried with mayonnaise. Very nice they were too.
    EDIT..My wife thinks the legend was that the American soldiers were actually in Belgium when they were given the fried potatoes but because the Belgian people were speaking French the troops thought they were on the French side of the border and called them 'French fries'..same result either way.!
     
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    I'm not sure what goes on in the UK but here they're just potato with maybe something else besides salt as seasoning. It would cost more to add filler.
    You generally do thick as opposed to thin cut?
     
  18. Nov 2, 2019 #78

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    Would that be blanching at a low temp and then finishing at a high temp?
    I would love to go there for the beer.
     
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    I often used to visit northern Europe on buisiness and really enjoyed the beers
    the Belgians and Germans are cracking good at it.
     
  20. Nov 2, 2019 #80

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    Belgium hands down make the best chips I've ever tasted. Drowned in mayo too, never would have thought that'd work but it does...
     
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