[I Ate] Salt and Pepper Fish & Chips

[I Ate] Salt and Pepper Fish & Chips

Salt AND pepper? Somebody give that chef a raise.

Must've been a pricey place if they let you have both salt and pepper.

But then the mad lad might put some malt vinegar on it!

Can confirm. Fish looks dry and the chips look like oven chips. Mugged off big time

Waited over an hour, had to add your own seasoning, fish was chewy....but it was worth it?? I need to ask what exactly made it worth it?

Mine isn't! It's dark beer that we vingerereded ourselves

Fish nuggets and french fries is more apt.

I don't know anyone that has pepper on their fish and chips, and I'm British.

Over here it's usually salt and a gallon of vinegar.

At Bowpicker in Astoria, OR. Waited over an hour but was definitely worth it! Fish was slightly chewy instead of just flaky, really good.

edit: sorry to destroy your dreams but the seasoning was added by me, they just give you the fish & chips and you can add whatever you want from an assortment of condiments (i also added lemon juice)

The batter should be a darker shade of golden brown and should look crispier. This shows that it was cooked at a higher temperature for a shorter period of time, meaning that the fish doesn't dry out.

Can confirm. Also where's the mushy peas? And those aren't fat chip shop chips.

I'd never even thought about it until now but it is super weird having pepper on fish and chips!

Always loads of vinegar and a sprinkle of salt!

Source; I'm a true Brit.

Chewy unseasoned fish

You should crosspost on /sub/madlads. Because that's crazy.

For the 'authentic' English cuisine, of course!

It looks alright but it's not fish and chips. It's like fish goujons and oven chips.

In Britain we get a whole fish (sans the head) battered. It doesn't look anything like this photo over here, therefore it's different and we hate it!

The "malt vinegar" is actually synthetic acetic acid diluted with water with some food colouring.

It should also be absolutely drowning in grease

I've never seen this before. Pretty sure OP smuggled one or the other in.

Really outstanding, this is something you don't see everyday. Salt AND pepper on FISH & CHIPS?

That's not sarcasm, lad.

Are you saying its uncommon where you live? In Scotland if your chippy isn't battered then its not a chippy - we don't do health here

I would be very interested into how much this cost. My local chippy (shout out to 'Chip inn' in flanderwell) does a tea time special of chips, fish, sausage (battered if you want) and sauce for less then a fiver! It's banging. This above looks 'artisan' and prob cost about 12 quid...

Waited over an hour

Wtf?! That's outrageous for what you got.

Calm down there, Mr. Adventurous!

No, it's that you added it to the title, instead of just saying, "fish and chips."

Did you really just say salt and pepper like they're some sort of exotic ingredients?

Can confirm battered sausage is sold in almost every chip shop in the U.K (England at least). They don't remove the casing they just dip the normal sausage in batter and fry it

How can you tell that the fish looks dry? It can't be that crunchy without being dry?

Our favorite Chinese restaurant (actually the only one we go to) has Salted and Peppered seafood on the menu - flounder (it is a whole flounder, so I need a couple of people to eat it) seafood mixture, calamari etc. My mouth is watering g thinking about it. Salty, spicy, crunchy. Mmmmmmmm.

And the curry sauce?!

Same. I also pickle onions with cloves, cinnamon, anise, etc. in it before using it on fish & chips. I don't even like pickled onions, but I love what they do to the vinegar.

And malt vinegar.

curry sauce > gravy

Chewy fish, how the heck do you fuck up frying fish?

So basically, you just added salt and pepper to some oven roasted fish and chips? Dude, I think you'll find that the vast majority of folks do exactly the same without stating Salt and Pepper __________.

If it is malt vinegar, it says so on the bottle (here anyway). if it is fake, it has to be called "non-brewed condiment" which sounds fairly unappetising.

Why isn't it one large fillet. They are fancy pants fish fingers to me.

I'm guessing salt and pepper as in hong kong style? Because salt and pepper on its own isn't really special....

Probably tartar sauce. Which is mayo with some extra stuff in it. I've never been a fan myself. But yeah you're pretty much right.

They're taking the piss out of you.

If they wanted authentic English cuisine they should've put vinegar on the dish, not pepper.

A raise? That chef done bankrupt the entire operation using both salt AND pepper.

Can confirm. Looks burnt and is that fucking mayo?

Well if you don't live in the U.K. then surely that explains it?

Battered sausage is a thing and has been a thing for at least 50 years, you just live in the wrong country.

These are goujons at best...AT BEST!

So salt and pepper fish and chips is just fish and chips with salt and pepper sprinkled on top?

There is no way to tell that the fish is dry just by looking at the picture.

source: line cook

OP is gonna have a hell of a time on the shitter

Am I the only one here who puts salt and pepper on my chips?! With vinegar obvs. *Brit also.

looks wank

Also calling a hot dog a sausage is blasphemy

mayo is the one true sauce

Truly groundbreaking

Am I missing something here? Is salt and pepper not normally added on fish & chips? I have it...maybe once per year, haha.

I wouldn't go around broadcasting that. It's the kind of perversity that will lead to you getting deported, even if you do have a passport.

It's hardly ever the whole fish, usually just a fillet, so about half the fish give or take

I'm from the northeast in the US, New Jersey. I've done a decent amount of moving about, and have never encountered, nor heard of any battered sausage. Even in my wanderings online learning to cook. I'm glad, and not surprised, that it's a thing.

Firstly scrambled egg doesn't have anything to do with this at all, and secondly everyone cooks their eggs differently.

Wait. Just hold up, everyone. HOW, how, is battered sausage not a thing, yet? Granted, batter over the casing would be an issue, but removing the casing on a good percentage of sausages while retaining shape wouldn't be a problem.

Really. Have I just missed this, or has it somehow been neglected? ]

You'd think the South would be all over chicken-fried sausage and biscuits with gravy.

Legitly thought thia was proper spiced salt and pepper fish by the title (like with 5spice, chilli, white pepper and salt), was really disappointed to see it was just plain fish with salt and pepper on top. I feel cheated :(

Worked in a brewery, started a vingegar culture in an old Barrel, put more beer in each week. Tested it every now and then. Too much beer at once wasn't good, but slowly filled a barrel

Yeah when I'm talking about salt and pepper it's the Chinese(British) version with chillies, garlic, onions, toasted salt and Szechuan pepper.

Battered Sausage is a very well established part of a chip shop menu over here in the UK.

You can find various places that will deep fry almost anything you bring them and charge you dependant on the size. I've actually seen Deep Fried Pizza on a menu before as well.

It has to be Sarson's.

Don't you mean lightly sea salted and with cracked black pepper?

You really can't spell vinegar can't you? I bet you're irish!

"Salt and Pepper" fish or shrimp usually refers to salt and red pepper flakes. At least it does in South Texas. It's a specific preparation--not just a seasoning after the fact.

This does not look like Salt and Pepper fish, to me.

As a Brit, what the fuck is that

Sarsons vinegar is traditionally used, which is a malt vinegar. Malt vinegar is cheap here as well

chip shops often use non brewed condiment. tastes same, but its cheaper and gluten free.

Tartar usually has big chunks of capers in it though. Maybe it's some kind of low flavour equivalent?

i am curious about this as well

source: line cook

Tell us your secret, oh wise one! :P <-- more of a drooling emoticon than a one of insolence :)

I mean, isn't a corn dog battered sausage? Pretty certain it is.

I'm British and put pepper on everything each to their own ha!

I'll bite. Salt and pepper are standard seasonings provided for almost any meal served in the West. You're missing that it's not worth calling out as "Salt and Pepper _________", since those seasonings are not integral to the dish.

I think it's safe to assume Scotland carry this delicacy. It ticks the box of being battered.

Once you post it on reddit it develops all kinds of flaws.

Lol that's not even fish & chips. Deep fried fillet chunks, maybe.

A hotdog is a sausage. In Germany they call them Frankfurters, which is why in the US they are called Franks too. I however don't disagree that they are a complete insult to other sausages.

french fry* FTFY

Haha, fish and *chip

But it was a really good chip.

When I was up in Scotland everything in the chippies were deep fried. Even the pizzas.

No. I'm not, but I'll blame that on the non vinegar beer

Fish and Chip.

Just one.

That's close enough to irish if I do say so myself

I think it's more because fish and chips is a traditional British meal which is often served with plenty of salt (and vinegar) but not pepper. I have frequented many fish and chip shops, but have never seen any offering pepper or heard anyone request it.

Gravy, surely.

Truly peppercornbreaking

Try making a homemade tartar sauce with capers. So much better than relish. I like to make mine with a Texas twist and throw in some chopped pickled jalapeƱos.

Next time you're in the UK, if you want authentic fish and chips go to a chippy not a pub. You can get decent fish and chips at a pub but it's really hit and miss, especially in London.

Growing up 'British' is very different from growing up in Britain. If you've never gone to the chippies with your friends, you shouldn't try to speak with authority about what goes with fish and chips, you'll just look like a fool.

People are always so negative on this sub