Monday 20 November 2017

Fishy Facts

Today as we celebrate 125 years of fish and chips, the nation's favourite has survived many fads and fashions to keep it placed firmly in our hearts.

  • Fish and chips have 595 calories in the average portion. An average pizza has 871, while a Big Mac meal has 888.
  • A portion contains 30% of a woman's recommended daily calorie intake and 23% of a man's.
  • The term "French fries" was introduced when American soldiers arrived in Belgium during the First World War.
  • The word batter comes from the French word batter, which means to beat, a reference to beating or whisking in batter preparation.
  • Last year's inaugural National Fish and Chips Day saw over 180,000 people visit their local ITICA chipper to enjoy a 'one and one'.
  • An incredible 65,000 pounds of fish and 360,000 pounds of potatoes were used by ITICA chippers to cope with demand.

Irish Independent

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