It’s a hotly contested topic, but a survey of 2,000 Brits across the UK claims to have found the answer to what the favourite accompaniment to fish and chips is - and it's vinegar that tops the table (41%), closely followed by salt (37%).
The survey, carried out by Wren Kitchens to coincide with National Fish & Chip Day this Friday, reveals over a quarter still favour a portion of mushy peas (28%), with a dollop of tomato ketchup (25%) and a side of bread and butter (23%) also popular chippy choices. Of course, there was no debate between chunky (19%) or thin (4%) chips.
Although it’s a clear favourite by all, the study suggests Wales is the biggest fan of a vinegar soaked fish and chip with the South East accustomed to a salty supper.
While legend would have us believe that Northerners can’t sit down to eat without a tankard of gravy, Yorkshire is in fact the curry sauce capital of the UK, with a “cuppa” being the worthy winner for those in the North East and mushy peas for the North West.
Southerners on the other hand are king of the condiments, with Londoners sticking to ketchup and those in the South West partial to a side of tartar.
But it’s the Scots that have really made the fish and chip dinner their own, with a side that no-one but they seem to have knowledge of. Scotland is the chippy sauce capital of the UK with 1 in 5 Edinburgh respondents saying it is the perfect pairing - washed down with an Irn-Bru of course!
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