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Old 12-29-2010, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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How common is it?

The fish in fish and chips is obviously usually (and traditionally) a "white fish" such as halibut, cod or haddock. It's unusual but I've occasionally seen salmon being used for deep-frying in batter for fish and chips.
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:44 PM
 
Location: John & Ken-ville
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salmon isn't really a fatty type of fish not particularly good for batter and fry.
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Old 12-30-2010, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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Blasphemy!
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Old 12-30-2010, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Never heard of it. The only time I've heard of anything other than cod or haddock being used was with some places when I studied in Ireland who also did ray. Never ate it, though.
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Old 12-30-2010, 08:49 AM
 
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This Brit does not do salmon in her fish and chips. I've seen it but it's not 'authentic'.
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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Never come across it. I have seen salmon fish fingers from Bird's Eye but they're breaded, not battered.
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Heading to the NW, 4 sure.
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How common is it?

The fish in fish and chips is obviously usually (and traditionally) a "white fish" such as halibut, cod or haddock. It's unusual but I've occasionally seen salmon being used for deep-frying in batter for fish and chips.
Very common in the Northwest, esp. Seattle/Portland.
It's very good if the right Salmon is used.
Love it.
But, prefer the Alaskan/Canadian cod

HW.
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:28 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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It would be pretty pricey Fish and Chips, but I bet it would be good.
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Heading to the NW, 4 sure.
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It would be pretty pricey Fish and Chips, but I bet it would be good.
Actually it's on about $1.00 more than the cod in the Seattle area and they sometimes use fresh Salmon.

HW..really miss the NW now.
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I don't remember where the restaurant was, but one time when we ordered fish and chips, it was made with salmon.

SURPRISE!

Honestly, I love salmon, but I didn't like it as the fish in fish and chips. It was just too heavy a fish, in an already heavy meal. I find cod to be so much lighter, hence working better with the batter.
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