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986 clicks; posted to Food » on 16 May 2022 at 7:46 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-05-16 7:59:18 PM  
I'm sure Brexit didn't help.
 
2022-05-16 8:08:07 PM  
While I don't care much for fish and/or chips, I do feel bad about the potential loss of a cultural icon for them.  If 1/3 of the stands that sold Italian beef and sausage combo sandwiches went under, I would really feel it.
 
2022-05-16 8:10:42 PM  
DARN YOU JOE BIDEN! I keed.

Actually it's because of a multi-faceted series of issues, not the least of which is Brexsh*t. The UK breaking with the EU emboldened Russia a little bit, especially with the bickering that was happening. Fortunately Boris might be a bit boorish, but he's not Trump.
 
2022-05-16 8:10:43 PM  
Time for a fourth Cod War?
When Iceland Defeated Britain: The Cod Wars (Short Animated Documentary)
Youtube hfD3gevx48Y
 
2022-05-16 8:15:59 PM  
It's certainly tragic that the war a couple thousand miles away has suddenly somehow made the Brits forget how to catch fish.
 
2022-05-16 8:16:01 PM  
It'll be a sad time for you, UK Farkers and Farkettes. I've lived through it so I can relate.
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/RIP Fish & Chips
 
2022-05-16 8:20:30 PM  

PR Deltoid: It's certainly tragic that the war a couple thousand miles away has suddenly somehow made the Brits forget how to catch fish.


Maybe it was cheaper to buy from Russian fisherman?
 
2022-05-16 8:25:55 PM  
Well at least we'll still have fried fish and french fries to eat.
 
2022-05-16 8:26:58 PM  
Good Bye Mr Chips.
 
2022-05-16 8:27:36 PM  

pheelix: PR Deltoid: It's certainly tragic that the war a couple thousand miles away has suddenly somehow made the Brits forget how to catch fish.

Maybe it was cheaper to buy from Russian fisherman?


Well, you can't have it both ways...

/ <music> Trust the Gorton's Fisherman.....
 
2022-05-16 8:30:05 PM  
Time to learn to make you own!

First step?

Don't boil battered fish in water.
 
2022-05-16 8:33:23 PM  

Axeofjudgement: Time to learn to make you own!

First step?

Don't boil battered fish in water.


Listen, this Sous Vide thing is REAL, man.

Even if it takes a day and a half and a butane torch to make dinner.
 
2022-05-16 8:43:04 PM  
Wars pestilence no fish and chips.  The fifth seal has been broken.
 
2022-05-16 8:44:01 PM  

hoyt clagwell: While I don't care much for fish and/or chips, I do feel bad about the potential loss of a cultural icon for them.  If 1/3 of the stands that sold Italian beef and sausage combo sandwiches went under, I would really feel it.


As we were repeatedly told during the run-up to Brexit, the UK had to leave Brexit to preserve it's English Identity, especially English foods like fish and chips.

An Essential English dish that was brought to England by swarthy foreign Jew refugees.
 
2022-05-16 8:49:25 PM  

anuran: hoyt clagwell: While I don't care much for fish and/or chips, I do feel bad about the potential loss of a cultural icon for them.  If 1/3 of the stands that sold Italian beef and sausage combo sandwiches went under, I would really feel it.

As we were repeatedly told during the run-up to Brexit, the UK had to leave Brexit to preserve it's English Identity, especially English foods like fish and chips.

An Essential English dish that was brought to England by swarthy foreign Jew refugees.


As usual, blame it on the Jews...
 
2022-05-16 9:40:05 PM  
H. Salt Esq. Fish & Chips was my goto in SoCal, then they got purchased by KFC, which was bought by Hueblein, which botched the expansion (it's fish & chips, not fries) and eventually sold the last restaurants to the franchisees.

They were very good, but I think there's only a handful left.
 
2022-05-16 9:55:06 PM  
Why is Biden killing the fish and chips industry?!?!?!?!?
 
2022-05-16 10:21:02 PM  

pheelix: PR Deltoid: It's certainly tragic that the war a couple thousand miles away has suddenly somehow made the Brits forget how to catch fish.

Maybe it was cheaper to buy from Russian fisherman?


Yeah, TFA says:

Up to 40% of the industry's cod and haddock come from Russian waters, and about half of its sunflower oil is imported from Ukraine, Crook said.

Which is pretty farked up. I don't get a chipper in often, but many chippers do note that their menu will vary daily depending on what the catch is, i.e., the fish you're buying in the evening was landed that morning. I guess a combination of stupid Brexit policies and stock depletion might have put an end to that.

Axeofjudgement: Time to learn to make you own!

First step?

Don't boil battered fish in water.


Bish, don't try and Amerisplain to Scots what frying is.

/Seriously, I've read credible articles that claim that American-style fried chicken is a combination of Scottish plantation owners' love of frying with the African-style spicing brought by their slaves.
 
2022-05-16 10:47:17 PM  

iron de havilland: pheelix: PR Deltoid: It's certainly tragic that the war a couple thousand miles away has suddenly somehow made the Brits forget how to catch fish.

Maybe it was cheaper to buy from Russian fisherman?

Yeah, TFA says:

Up to 40% of the industry's cod and haddock come from Russian waters, and about half of its sunflower oil is imported from Ukraine, Crook said.

Which is pretty farked up. I don't get a chipper in often, but many chippers do note that their menu will vary daily depending on what the catch is, i.e., the fish you're buying in the evening was landed that morning. I guess a combination of stupid Brexit policies and stock depletion might have put an end to that.

Axeofjudgement: Time to learn to make you own!

First step?

Don't boil battered fish in water.

Bish, don't try and Amerisplain to Scots what frying is.

/Seriously, I've read credible articles that claim that American-style fried chicken is a combination of Scottish plantation owners' love of frying with the African-style spicing brought by their slaves.


ANIMO NON ASTUTIA.

Just cause I was born and raised in America don't make me less of my clan.

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2022-05-16 11:17:04 PM  

Lish: Time for a fourth Cod War?
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/hfD3gevx48Y]


also herring wars!

pheelix: It'll be a sad time for you, UK Farkers and Farkettes. I've lived through it so I can relate.
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/RIP Fish & Chips


still fond/tetanus memories of the one in my hometown - dilapidated unsupervised red double decker bus, packed with rusty sharpnesses and hoboseagull nests! good times, good times.
(not my pic or my town, but you get the idea)

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2022-05-17 12:43:40 AM  

natazha: H. Salt Esq. Fish & Chips was my goto in SoCal, then they got purchased by KFC, which was bought by Hueblein, which botched the expansion (it's fish & chips, not fries) and eventually sold the last restaurants to the franchisees.

They were very good, but I think there's only a handful left.


There's apparently still 8 here in the greater L.A. area but I can't remember seeing one in a very long time.
 
2022-05-17 2:11:08 AM  

Axeofjudgement: iron de havilland: pheelix: PR Deltoid: It's certainly tragic that the war a couple thousand miles away has suddenly somehow made the Brits forget how to catch fish.

Maybe it was cheaper to buy from Russian fisherman?

Yeah, TFA says:

Up to 40% of the industry's cod and haddock come from Russian waters, and about half of its sunflower oil is imported from Ukraine, Crook said.

Which is pretty farked up. I don't get a chipper in often, but many chippers do note that their menu will vary daily depending on what the catch is, i.e., the fish you're buying in the evening was landed that morning. I guess a combination of stupid Brexit policies and stock depletion might have put an end to that.

Axeofjudgement: Time to learn to make you own!

First step?

Don't boil battered fish in water.

Bish, don't try and Amerisplain to Scots what frying is.

/Seriously, I've read credible articles that claim that American-style fried chicken is a combination of Scottish plantation owners' love of frying with the African-style spicing brought by their slaves.

ANIMO NON ASTUTIA.

Just cause I was born and raised in America don't make me less of my clan.

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i kinda love you
 
2022-05-17 2:14:04 AM  
ALWAYS by courage....

BUT CRAFT counts TOO, you know it.

and i know it.
 
2022-05-17 2:30:25 AM  
in this modern farked up world......
 
2022-05-17 2:42:22 AM  
ahhh, food tab

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bumblebee butts......
 
2022-05-17 4:06:39 AM  

Tarl3k: Why is Biden killing the fish and chips industry?!?!?!?!?


Odd since he's catholic.
 
2022-05-17 6:11:38 AM  
I ordered Fish and Chips from Captain D's on my last road trip.
Boy Howdy, have they gone down hill. The fish were 'tube shaped'....I know they always used pressed fish bits, but they'd at least try to make it look like a fillet, it's like they've given up.

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2022-05-17 8:25:05 AM  
 
2022-05-17 10:51:09 AM  

optikeye: I ordered Fish and Chips from Captain D's on my last road trip.
Boy Howdy, have they gone down hill. The fish were 'tube shaped'....I know they always used pressed fish bits, but they'd at least try to make it look like a fillet, it's like they've given up.

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Anything is a fish if you're  brave enough.
 
2022-05-17 11:31:12 AM  
If anyone is still listening. And wants to make decent Fish/chips at home.
Get a bag of "rice flour" and mix in good portion with the regular flour in the batter.

https://www.amazon.com/Thai-Rice-Flour-16-Basic/dp/B000EYC096/ref=sr_1_6?c=ts&keywords=Rice+Flour&qid=1652801067&s=grocery&sr=1-6&ts_id=16317711

It's also good for making 'dim sum' dumping's for steaming. Thickening soups, stews..etc. And even making fried 'noodles/crisps'

However...to me it's classic addition for 'fish and chips' batter.

You can sub cornmeal. However......pull out that blender or food processor and put in that 1/2 cup of gritty corn meal in there and beat it down a bit. So you're making a fish/chip batter and not a farken corndog or muffin.
 
2022-05-17 1:15:56 PM  

tintar: Lish: Time for a fourth Cod War?
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/hfD3gevx48Y]

also herring wars!

pheelix: It'll be a sad time for you, UK Farkers and Farkettes. I've lived through it so I can relate.
[Fark user image 850x444]

/RIP Fish & Chips

still fond/tetanus memories of the one in my hometown - dilapidated unsupervised red double decker bus, packed with rusty sharpnesses and hoboseagull nests! good times, good times.
(not my pic or my town, but you get the idea)

[Fark user image 850x673]


It may not be a dilapidated double decker bus, but if you find yourself near Cuyahoga Falls. OH, there's one location left that's still in business.
 
2022-05-18 6:37:18 AM  

pheelix: tintar: Lish: Time for a fourth Cod War?
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/hfD3gevx48Y]

also herring wars!

pheelix: It'll be a sad time for you, UK Farkers and Farkettes. I've lived through it so I can relate.
[Fark user image 850x444]

/RIP Fish & Chips

still fond/tetanus memories of the one in my hometown - dilapidated unsupervised red double decker bus, packed with rusty sharpnesses and hoboseagull nests! good times, good times.
(not my pic or my town, but you get the idea)

[Fark user image 850x673]

It may not be a dilapidated double decker bus, but if you find yourself near Cuyahoga Falls. OH, there's one location left that's still in business.


man! last September I was visiting my childhood hometown, which is only about 1 hour from there!
 
2022-05-18 9:57:23 AM  
maybe the average Briton's weight will come down a tad
 
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