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Should the "fish" in "fish and chips" be crispy?


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Should the "fish" in "fish and chips" be crispy?

buttermarblepopcorn | Jun 18, 2011 03:35 PM

Hello all,

Forgive me for asking such an ignorant question, but today I went with my family to an English pub restaurant (the Whale and Ale in San Pedro, for any locals who are curious) for an early Father's Day lunch.

My mother ordered their fish 'n' chips, and when the plate arrived, the fish part was soft and, dare I say (because I didn't actually touch or taste it), soggy. I was surprised; while I've never personally had this dish before, I could've sworn I've seen it in some form or another (whether on tv or as ordered by a dining companion at some point), and I thought it was supposed to be crispy, as most battered food items are.

Am I wrong? My mother said the flavor was good, but I was so mystified by the utterly soft, soggy-looking texture. She had to use a fork and knife to cut it into pieces, and it just looked... kinda wet.

Is this how it should be, or did we seriously get a crappily prepared hunk of fish??

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