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Fish and chips anyone?

Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,672 Disability Gamechanger
edited September 2020 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 Community Team Posts: 2,496 Scope community team
    Pie, Chips and gravy. Heaven.
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,754 Disability Gamechanger
    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: 2,718 Disability Gamechanger
    I usually have cod but today as it’s free I’ll have plaice and chips please, a little salt and vinegar thank you 😊 

    yum.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,214 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: 6,386 Disability Gamechanger
    Haddock & chips with salt & vinegar, & some tartare sauce. Best place to get them......Yorkshire. :)
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,484 Disability Gamechanger
    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: 3,847 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: 6,357 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: 568 Pioneering
    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: 630 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: 568 Pioneering
    @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: 630 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 
  • willow12willow12 Member Posts: 280 Pioneering
    Mine would of course be fish chips and curry sauce lol
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,847 Disability Gamechanger
    willow12 said:
    Mine would of course be fish chips and curry sauce lol
    Classic but really good:smiley:
  • willow12willow12 Member Posts: 280 Pioneering
    Yeah I agree 66Mustang 😆
  • Sparklebright62Sparklebright62 Member Posts: 37 Listener
    Mine would have been chips haddock and curry sauce but being( good and loosing weight fish and curry sauce) will do for me with a slice of brown bread and a cup of tea loverly the only thing is we live so near a chip shop well 2 just around the corner so when you don't feel like cooking some days very tempting.


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  • willow12willow12 Member Posts: 280 Pioneering
    Hi sparklebright 62 bless you my weight has always been up and down but in the past 3 years I have lost 7 and half stone went from a size 24 to 12 but way I look at it people cant take you who you are then they shouldn't look lol 
  • Sparklebright62Sparklebright62 Member Posts: 37 Listener
    Hi Willow,
    Thankyou for replying to my post It is Me that wants to loose weight to improve my the Many Conditions I have how did you manage to loose 7 and a half stone I have lost 7.7kg but still need to loose another 25kg I want to get back to what I used to weigh I hate been big from having children and I would not have so many health problems before I had my last child in 2005 so I really need some help on this I have been busy today so hopefully I will weigh less tommorow.

    Sparklebright62.
  • willow12willow12 Member Posts: 280 Pioneering
    @Sparklebright62 I'm a busy mum of 6 kids 3 have disabilities I used too walk 5 miles too school and bk a day housework etc I'm always on the go I cant sit still 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,754 Disability Gamechanger
    It's important that you lose weight in a healthy way @Sparklebright62, so it's all about eating the right things in the right quantity. Exercise is good for weight loss and general health but, for most people, food is the main thing. Have you taken a look at your diet to see what you could change? 

    That's a lot of walking @willow12
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  • DragonslayerDragonslayer Member Posts: 634 Pioneering
    Anyone read or heard about The 'new' fish and chips?. 
    They reckon to preserve fish stocks we should be trying Jellyfish and chips. 😮 OMG.
    That sounds disgusting. 👎 What are they thinking 👾
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,754 Disability Gamechanger
    I'd rather just have something else @Dragonslayer! Halloumi and chips is amazing 
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  • LolasLovingauntyukLolasLovingauntyuk Member Posts: 9 Listener
    jumbo battered sausage and chips here  or a nice pie and chips. I only like captain birds eye fish fingers and s  good squirt of heniz ketchup
  • Leelee51Leelee51 Member Posts: 62 Connected
    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?
    I will be having fish chips and mushy peas for tea today, only because we haven’t got much else in 😂. Trying to eat more healthy though, so only a few chips for me. Trouble is, I like it with a lot of salt on. 
  • willow12willow12 Member Posts: 280 Pioneering
    @leelee oh my tuttut pmsl 
  • Leelee51Leelee51 Member Posts: 62 Connected
    willow12 said:
    @leelee oh my tuttut pmsl 
    I know lol
  • willow12willow12 Member Posts: 280 Pioneering
    @leelee51 my kids want takeaway as its sat night we have our baths put pjs on pull our duvets down and watch sat night tv 
  • Sparklebright62Sparklebright62 Member Posts: 37 Listener
    Hi Willow12,

    I have lost more weight so I am really pleased I will carry on doing what I am doing to loose more weight.
    I will get their in the end.


    Sparklebright62.


  • willow12willow12 Member Posts: 280 Pioneering
    @Sparklebright62 well done you keep going have faith in yourself hope your ok 
  • Sparklebright62Sparklebright62 Member Posts: 37 Listener
    Hi willow 12,

    Thankyou for your reply.


    Sparklebright62.
  • willow12willow12 Member Posts: 280 Pioneering
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