Fish, chips, cup o’ tea, Mary Poppins, bad teeth, worse weather, Shakespeare these are just some of the things that come to mind when you think of quaint ole England. This recipe deals with those first two ingredients.
Fish & Chips is a true British staple with roots way back to 1860. It’s thought that a Jewish immigrant by the name of Joseph Malin pioneered the first combined fish-and-chips shop in London in 1860, before taking the concept to the Northern town of Mossley in 1863.
The iconic dish is so ingrained in British society that it was one of the few foods to not get rationed during World War II. The Government believed safeguarding this comfort food was essential to keeping morale up during a time of serious distress.
The passing of time has not diminished Brits’ love for fish & chips. In fact, a 2010 celebration of the dish revealed it was more iconic to England than the Queen or The Beatles.
And even though there’s over 10,000 fish & chips shops dotted around the country, sometimes the urge takes you to bring the delicious dish to your home. If such a feeling arises, here’s what you do: