Fish and chips are recognised as national dish of United Kingdom and is one of the most popular meals of Britain and Ireland. In 1999, British dished out 300 million servings of fish and chips.
There is a religious background of popularity with fish and chips in UK as Roman Catholics were not permitted to eat meat on Fridays, so they used fish as an alternative for meat on that particular day. So, Friday night has become a traditional occasion to serve chips and fish in UK. This tradition is practiced in different cafeterias where only fish and chips on Fridays are served.
Fish and chips are also famous in UK because it provides warmth in long wintry days. It also has become healthy choice for clean eating. Fish provides protein and potatoes are vegetables so people believe that even if they are fried, they are better than processed foods, making them good for health.