I'd never thought about this before ... but yeah it does seem strange that "fish and chip" shops don't do fish fingers but will quite happily keep themselves stocked high to the rafters in sausages .... weird.
Steve, just wondering, i'm sure you have been to the city chippy? It is the best chippy ever IMO
Maybe it's because it's easy enough to cook fish fingers yourself so when people buy from a chippy they want something that they can't replicate at home?
funnily enough I haven't. The new one is next to MaryD's whereas the traditional city chippy was behind the North Stand at the end of the road opposite the school ..... haven't been to either!
(Does that make me a bad City fan?)
i think you're right about that when it comes to ...
chips (hmmm ...chippy chips)
you just can't get the taste of those the same at home ...
Surely the point of a fish and chip shop is they get fresh fish, use their batter recipe and fry it. If they were to re-shape fish into fingers it would be fiddly and time consuming so they'd have to buy in fish fingers which would be pointless and they may not do too well in a deep fryer.
Use to like fishscones, which were 2 masive slices of potato with a fish in the middle cooked in batter.
folk down south dont have gravy on there chips do they its all mayo and salad cream