swill453 wrote:Lootman wrote:Agree 100% and that's exactly what I do - order the haddock. They have cod lying around but only cook the haddock to order.
Interesting. In my neck of the woods (central Scotland) the default "fish supper" is always haddock, and cod, if available, is by special order. And more expensive.
I have certainly noticed a North/South drift with regard to cod vs haddock. Where I started in the middle of the country it was 50/50, when I moved to Yorkshire then haddock was definitely favourite and now back down South it is cod that is pre cooked and stewing in the display cabinet while the haddock is freshly cooked to order.
All this talk of fish and chips, I am definitely visiting the local chippy tonight, actually it is not the local, I have three chippies nearer but I would not use them. In fact there is a fish and chip shop about 100 yards down the road from me and it is so bad that I have not set foot in there since they changed ownership five years ago.
The guy who set it up bought up the old post office, fixed it up into a modern all stainless steel chippy, produced brilliant fish and chips for about 18 months then sold it...from which point it went quickly downhill. Who would have thought it could be so difficult to buy decent fish, switch on the fryer, batter some haddock and cook it properly.