Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fish n' Chips

Ever wonder why the English are obsessed with their Fish & Chips? Well we are not sure either, but here is a little information we hope you find interesting.

Fish and chips became a very popular meal among the working class in England during the late 19th century, due to the rapid development of trawl fishing in the North Sea and railways connecting ports to cities. In Britain, cod and haddock are the most commonly used fishes in this dish. Traditionally, they are deep fried in a batter of flour and water, and sprinkled with salt and vinegar before serving. The first fish and chip shop opened in London in 1860. Today, there are roughly 8,500 fish and chip shops in the UK, and on an interesting note, the waste fat from these shops has become a useful source for biodiesel!