1. Originally from the United Kingdom, fish and chips has crossed several borders and boundaries to become the hot favourite of foodies in almost every corner of the world.
2. In 1839 Charles Dickens referred to a “fried fish warehouse” in his novel, ‘Oliver Twist’.
3. Mr Lees in Lancashire sold fish and chips from a wooden hut in the market in 1863. He later made it a permanent shop with an inscription in the window,“This is the first fish and chip shop in the world”. However in London, it is said that Joseph Malin opened a fish and chip shop in 1860.
4. Served in newspaper until the 1980s, they are coated in a light batter and deep-fried, these fish fillets are served with slices of potatoes or french fries. In some parts of the world it is even served with bread or baked potatoes.
5. The outer layer is crispy and the batter is flavourful. Fish like cod,haddock or hamour are the favourites while making fish and chips which are crisp fried to perfection.
6. While selecting the fish one should chose those that are fresh, sweet and fleshy.
7. The batter is the most important aspect and it should be well seasoned. Different variations to the batter can be made to suit to one’s taste. It can either be smooth, or a bit coarse depending on the flour that is being used.