Fish and chips refers to a battered and fried fish that is served with french fries
(which the English insist on calling ‘chips’). The type of fish varies, but is generally cod
. The dish is extremely popular throughout the United Kingdom
, and has enjoyed only mild success in the United States
. Any location that serves primarily fish and chips is referred to as a “chippy” in England, which may explain its slow adoption elsewhere.
Fish and chips is a spectacular dish. It’s most properly served with malt vinegar
as a condiment
, though it works very well with tartar sauce
too. The dish can be fun, as both of its ingredients are prepared to look like each other.
fish and chips
became an official snack on June 8th, 2012.