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Fish and chips anyone?

Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 10,026 Scope community team
edited September 4 in Coffee lounge
Today, 4th September, is National Fish and Chips Day

I don't know who decides that today's the day to go to the chip shop, but it has made me pretty hungry.

Virtual fish and chips order

Okay, what's everyone having?

White box with a battered fish and some chips

I tend to go for a chip butty, either with mushy peas or curry sauce. If I'm feeling adventurous then a scallop and scraps might be added to the order.

But here are the all important questions:
  • What do you order?
  • Is salt and vinegar added to the mix? 
  • Any sauce?
  • Do you have any fish and chip traditions? 
  • Where is best place to get fish and chips?
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  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Administrator Posts: 2,244 Scope community team
    Pie, Chips and gravy. Heaven.
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Administrator Posts: 762 Pioneering
    It has to be a standard fish and chip meal for me, I'm not too fussy about what type of white fish. Yes to vinegar, no to salt (to be healthy, of course...). No other sauces needed.

    I also can't stand the feeling of wooden cutlery on my tongue, so I either eat it with my fingers or wait until I get home!

    If I'm not getting fish then I'll definitely go for chips, cheese and gravy. Moving up north converted me :D
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 1,258 Pioneering
    I usually have cod but today as it’s free I’ll have plaice and chips please, a little salt and vinegar thank you 😊 

  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 20,007 Disability Gamechanger
    Fish, chips and curry sauce for me. Salt but no vinegar, spoils the taste of the curry sauce....
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  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 3,451 Disability Gamechanger
    Haddock & chips with salt & vinegar, & some tartare sauce. Best place to get them......Yorkshire. :)
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Administrator Posts: 887 Pioneering
    Fish (cod), chips and a battered sausage with curry sauce, bread and butter and a cup of Yorkshire tea.  

    Plenty of salt and vinegar and a squidge of ketchup.   <3
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 1,186 Disability Gamechanger
    I like the battered sausages and with chips I like curry sauce :)

    I find it funny that fish and chips was designed as a cheap meal for the working classes but now it’s quite expensive so we only get it as a treat these days!!
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 3,106 Disability Gamechanger
    Fish, cod or haddock, mushy peas and scraps or sometimes a Yorkshire fish cake butty

    Salt and vinegar, always best from the seaside we sometimes drive to coast (not near) just for fish and chips

    Also a tradition round here to have fish on Friday
  • roberttaylor570roberttaylor570 Member Posts: 60 Courageous
    My favourite meal.  I would have it on Christmas Day instead of a roast if the others would go along with the idea.  Fish: Rock or Haddock.  A Wally, Seaside but anywhere will do.  Never use knife or fork.  Salt and Vinegar and a slice of Lemon. I like to keep the tradition of Fish on Friday whenever I can.
  • newbornnewborn Member Posts: 536 Pioneering
    In a factory in  The North, a chip butty in newspaper was the cheapest mid day meal, with a 'proper' chipped enamel mug of strong sweet tea.  Being really hungry, that was food for the gods.  The richer workers had fish and even  exotic extras such as pickled eggs.  It was amazing  to find  out back then that in Belgium they had good chips, but in place of salt and vinegar,  they used mayonnaise.   Everyone knew that's  strictly for lettuce.   Funnily enough, it tasted good, but best not admit having tried such wierd behaviour  when back in u.k. 
  • roberttaylor570roberttaylor570 Member Posts: 60 Courageous
    @newborn I'm sorry but mayonaise is something I don't use, even on salad.  Good old Fish and Chips all day long for me.
  • newbornnewborn Member Posts: 536 Pioneering
    Nor do I, but them funny furriners are still putting it on their chips. They even think it's  us who are wierd, for using salt and vinegar.
  • woolyblanketswoolyblankets Member Posts: 7 Listener
    I’d order fish and chips with salt, vinegar, and mushy peas. I’d have bread and butter with it too. Unless I need to eat it on the go, in which case chips and cheese for me please 
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