Quiz about Batter Up
Quiz about Batter Up

Batter Up Trivia Quiz


Fish and chips is a traditional British takeaway. Cod or haddock? Chunky chips or fries? Get the oil sizzling and take it away!

A multiple-choice quiz by AcrylicInk. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
AcrylicInk
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
390,368
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
742
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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1. In traditional British fish and chips, the fish is covered in batter. Which ingredients go together to make the batter? Hint

Egg, honey, and mustard
Water, flour, baking soda, and vinegar
Sugar and milk
Vegetable oil, salt, and fish paste

2. Chip shops usually offer more than one kind of fish, but which of these would you NOT find covered in batter and accompanied with chips? Hint

Halibut
Cod
Triggerfish
Plaice

3. Potatoes are cut up and fried to make chips. Which of these best describes the chips found in British fish and chip shops? Hint

Long and thin
Soft and thick
Circular and crunchy
Short and white on the outside

4. There are a few extras that can be served with fish and chips, especially in restaurants. Mushy peas are one option. How are they made? Hint

They are soaked in water, rinsed, and simmered with sugar and salt.
They are boiled in vinegar for at least an hour, until soft.
The peas are broken up with a potato masher.
The peas are naturally soft, and break up after gentle heating.

5. Which food item, originating on the Indian sub-continent, is offered in chip shops and can be poured over the chips? Hint

Chimichurri
Special fried rice
Curry sauce
Hollandaise sauce

6. This brown sauce can be poured over chips and is most popular in northern England. What is it? Hint

Worcestershire sauce
Bordelaise sauce
Ketchup
Gravy

7. Sodium chloride is usually sprinkled over chips. What is the common name for it?

Answer: (One word)
8. What is a chip butty? Hint

A wooden bowl for serving fish and chips.
Someone who works in a fish and chip shop.
Chips between two slices of bread to make a sandwich.
Flatulence as a result of eating too many carbohydrates.

9. Somewhere in the world, a chip shop claims to be the origin of the deep-fried Mars bar. Which country is it in? Hint

Australia
Japan
Canada
Scotland

10. What were chips from British fish and chip shops traditionally wrapped in? Hint

Newspaper
Foil
Silk
Cling film


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In traditional British fish and chips, the fish is covered in batter. Which ingredients go together to make the batter?

Answer: Water, flour, baking soda, and vinegar

Water and flour are mixed together to make the batter. Baking soda and vinegar are added to create bubbles in the mixture. Instead of water, beer can be used to make beer-battered fish. Adding beer makes the batter look more orange, and different types of beer result in different tastes.
2. Chip shops usually offer more than one kind of fish, but which of these would you NOT find covered in batter and accompanied with chips?

Answer: Triggerfish

Cod can be found in shops in many countries, but halibut is more common in America than in Britain. In Australia and New Zealand, shark meat might be battered and served up with chips instead. Triggerfish aren't normally seen on chip shop menus - if at all. Depending on factors like size and species, they can be poisonous, so some people avoid eating them altogether.
3. Potatoes are cut up and fried to make chips. Which of these best describes the chips found in British fish and chip shops?

Answer: Soft and thick

Chips in Britain are different to chips in the USA. They are more like fries, but the potato is usually cut into thicker strips. Traditionally, salt and vinegar are poured over the chips to add flavour. They are made with white potatoes and are soft on the inside.

There are disputes over who opened the first fish and chip shop in Britain. In 1863, one Lancashire establishment claimed to be the first fish and chip shop in the world. In 1860, however, a fish and chip shop was opened in Cleveland Street in London.
4. There are a few extras that can be served with fish and chips, especially in restaurants. Mushy peas are one option. How are they made?

Answer: They are soaked in water, rinsed, and simmered with sugar and salt.

Mushy peas are a thick, green mash. Dried marrowfat peas are soaked in a baking soda and water mixture overnight. After being rinsed, they are simmered with salt and sugar.

Fish and chips became increasingly popular throughout the 19th century. The development of the railways and steam trains allowed fish to be transported away from coastal areas, to be enjoyed by people living further inland.
5. Which food item, originating on the Indian sub-continent, is offered in chip shops and can be poured over the chips?

Answer: Curry sauce

The curry sauce is made with minced onion and a blend of spices. European empire-building from the sixteenth century onwards led to the discovery of different spices and ingredients that were taken back to Asia and included in curry recipes. Today, curries are known for their chili content, but until chilies were discovered and imported from South America, south Asian recipes relied on local ingredients like ginger and turmeric.
6. This brown sauce can be poured over chips and is most popular in northern England. What is it?

Answer: Gravy

Gravy is a popular accompaniment to chips in the north of England. Fish and chips as a meal was seen as such a staple of British cuisine, that it was one of the few foods that was not rationed during World War II. It was thought that limiting the ingredients would affect morale. During the D-Day landings, soldiers would say 'fish' to each other. If 'chips' was the reply, they knew they had found an ally.
7. Sodium chloride is usually sprinkled over chips. What is the common name for it?

Answer: Salt

Salt has been used for seasoning and preserving food for a long time. Ancient Egyptians used salt to preserve their abundant supply of fish. They collected it from shoreline salt flats or by evaporating water.

Salt was also used in mummification to dry out the body. Salted food was left in tombs for the deceased to eat in the afterlife.
8. What is a chip butty?

Answer: Chips between two slices of bread to make a sandwich.

A chip butty is a sandwich with a filling of chips. They are often served in British chip shops, sometimes under other names like 'chip sarnie' or 'chip roll'. The slices of bread usually have a generous helping of butter on either side. Condiments like ketchup or vinegar can be added for flavouring, too.
9. Somewhere in the world, a chip shop claims to be the origin of the deep-fried Mars bar. Which country is it in?

Answer: Scotland

The Carron Fish Bar in Stonehaven, Scotland, considers itself to be the birthplace of the deep-fried Mars bar. The Mars bar is covered in batter that is normally used on the fish. It began as a novelty snack, but has grown in popularity since the 1990s.

In 2012, the chocolate company, Mars, claimed that it could not endorse the product because it was contradictory to their 'healthy lifestyle' policy.
10. What were chips from British fish and chip shops traditionally wrapped in?

Answer: Newspaper

Fish and chips used to be wrapped up in newspaper so that customers could carry their food out of the shop. Most establishments no longer use newspaper for hygiene reasons. Instead, plain paper, cardboard boxes, or polystyrene trays are normally used. Sometimes the paper is printed on the outside to look like newspaper. Chip shops provide little wooden or plastic forks to eat with, too.
Source: Author AcrylicInk

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