Why is it called fish and chips?
In 1839 Charles Dickens referred to a “fried fish warehouse” in his novel, ‘Oliver Twist’. The populace soon decided that putting fried fish and chips together was a very tasty combination and so was born our national dish of fish and chips!
What is fish and chips in America?
fish and chips in American English
[with sing. or pl. v.] fried, batter-coated fillets of fish served with French fried potatoes.
What fish is traditional fish and chips?
Traditionally, cod, haddock, or (rarely) flounder are used to make fish and chips. Of these, cod is by far the most popular. Other fish with white meat can be used as well, for example whiting or plaice.