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    kindly provide me with the meaning of this collocation. ....fish and chips...

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    Hi,
    It's the kind of food which the British are said to love most, fish and fried potatoes.

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    kindly provide me with the meaning of this collocation. ....fish and chips...
    Deep fried battered fillet of fish and potato chips, sprinkled with lots and lots of salt and preferably with a dash of vinegar ( don't forget the good old tomato sauce ), served wrapped in yesterday's newpaper.

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    Specifically white fish (cod, hake, haddock) coated in batter and fried in very hot oil, with potatoes cut into strips and also fried in very hot oil. Served with vinegar and/or tomato ketchup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Hi,
    It's the kind of food which the British are said to love most, fish and fried potatoes.
    , but with the potatoes cut in the way other posters have mentioned. Strangely (I wonder whether this is a personal/family thing - ), I regard 'fried potatoes' as circular/oval, sliced.

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    , but with the potatoes cut in the way other posters have mentioned. Strangely (I wonder whether this is a personal/family thing - ), I regard 'fried potatoes' as circular/oval, sliced.

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    Me, too

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    In fact, the round or oval ones (or half-moon ones) are the ones we slice ourselves at home while the baton ones are the ones we buy frozen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by queenbu View Post
    In fact, the round or oval ones (or half-moon ones) are the ones we slice ourselves at home while the baton ones are the ones we buy frozen.

    Ah no - the half moon ones are segments of the potato; their cross section is (roughly) triangular. I'm talking about an even slice, the same depth throughout, like this: http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h1...5/potatoes.jpg

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    BTW I've read the packaging is made of potatoes, too, now. Is it really edible?

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    In the US, fish and chips means deep-fried fish (usually cod) and French fries.

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