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Fish 'n' chips

Fish and chips (and peas) (Photo by Yidian Cheow)
Fish and chips (and peas)

Battered and fried fish served with french fries—the ultimate greasy British fast food

England's most famed street food is, of course, fish 'n' chips, which can range from flaky cod lightly fried with meaty chips (french fries) to unidentifiable, chewy fish-like substance fried with the scales still on until it's dripping with oil (let's not get into some of the horrible chips).

The fish—flour battered and deep fried—is usually cod or haddock (food regs from 2003 guanrantee you will know), but someotime skate, plaice, ray, or anotehr white fish is offered.

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