Festive frying



Suddenly everything is festive.  As usual it has taken me by surprise.  The first inkling I had was last weekend, in Dunkeld.  We were on our way up the A9 on Friday evening, a journey in the dark and rain and fog through the Highlands.  What better to stave off all of these than fish and chips?  And not ordinary fish and chips, but festive ones.  Sadly I can't show you the actual fish and chips because we ate them...

As well as sustenance, we also picked up the Official Guide to the UK's fish and chip shops.
  

Including - how to train in fish and chip frying:
 


And the 'iFish4Chips' apps for your mobile. 
 


Comments

  1. I fixed breaded fish last week along with roasted potatoes and English peas. I told Louis Dean this meal SO reminded me of our visit to Scotland!!! Only my version did NOT taste nearly as good as yours!!!!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed our fish and chips Linda, but I'm sure yours were great too. I imagine you must have used a different sort of fish tho!

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  2. That certainly is taking fish and chips seriously!

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    1. Hello William, welcome to my blog. Yes, I was surprised to discover just how seriously it's possible to take fish and chips.

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  3. Now you got me all hungry - now what! ???
    I remember my first fish and chips - when they
    put the vinegar onto the chips I thought xxxxxxxx :)
    After the first bite I thought "yeaaaaahh!" :))
    Now I'm even more hungry for those - thanks honey! ;)

    【ツ】Knipsa

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    1. It's got to be vinegar. Down here in the south of Scotland the usual dressing is a brown sauce, but I'm a northerner and was brought up on vinegar.

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  4. Mmmm......now you've got me craving fish and chips! :)

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    1. Once you're back to running Linda you'll burn off all those calories pretty quickly. And sadly there are a lot of calories in fish and chips.

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  5. I do like fish and chips, but fresh fish is hard to find when I live a thousand miles from the sea. It's definitely the holiday season!

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    1. We tend to take our fish from the sea for granted, but there's a real need to conserve fish stocks.

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  6. Fried fish, such as this, is popular here in my area of Kentucky. I have to admit that I don't like it!

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    1. It can be an acquired taste, I agree!

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  7. I've only had fish and chips in the uk when visiting our friend in Cromer, Norfolk and I must say they were very good. A new place has opened near here that is said to be the best in the city but I have yet to try them out.

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    1. Norfolk has great fish and chips I believe. I'll have to look in my new guide!

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  8. Hi Linda - I wanted to try and give you a description of spritz cookies. They are made by squeezing cookie dough through a cylinder (cookie press or "gun") On the end of the cylinder you can put different disks with cut-outs resembling certain shapes. When the dough is forced through the disk, the cookies come out in the desired pattern (such as trees or stars). The "spritz" name describes how the dough is pushed out onto the cookie sheet ("spritzed") Hope that makes a little bit of sense! :) Wish I could have you over and make some!

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  9. Fish and chips sound good! I often order fish sandwiches at local fast-food places and cafes, but here in Iowa (prime pork and beef country) I'm sure the fish isn't nearly as fresh as it would be in the UK. If I ever have the chance to visit the UK, that is one thing I want to try.

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    1. I don't think I've ever seen a fish sandwich on a menu here, but a real treat at home is fish finger sandwiches with lots of butter, on white bread. A childhood favourite! Not very healthy - we do eat salads and veg as well as fried fish!

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  10. You are making me hungry! That truly is a charmingly festive box with the Christmas trees on it. I think I need to get some fish and chips for dinner tonight.

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  11. Hi Linda, this is my first visit to your blog :) I'm now feeling hungry after reading your post (even though I'm a vegetarian - the chips sound good). I like the festive fish and chip box!
    Cathy x

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  12. One of the most romantic dinners I've ever had was eating fish and chips out of a paper wrapping in Tayside with a handsome Scottish lad... such delicious memories!

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