Fish & Chips
Fish and chips have been a “fast food” favorite of our neighbors across the pond since the late 1800s.
Traditionally, fillets of cod or haddock are dipped in a simple batter and deep-fried in a vat of hot lard until crispy. Wrapped in paper and served alongside deep-fried thick wedges of potato, they’re the epitome of unadulterated comfort food.
Despite my tendencies to resist tinkering with something that’s not broken, playing with this age-old recipe took me out of my comfort zone and into flavor nirvana. From deep-fried to pan-fried, battered to breaded, capers to nori, and malt vinegar to rice vinegar, fish and chips have undergone an international makeover. Traditional fish and chips fanatics, meet your new favorite Asian-inspired spin-off.