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Which goes on first – the salt or the vinegar?

There’s a heated debate going on after a man asked on social medial whether the vinegar or the salt should be put on your fish and chips first.

It wasn’t long before the post unexpectedly went viral as foodies voiced their passionate thoughts about the subject at hand.

Many argued salt should be added first to ensure the ingredient is evenly distributed over the chips.

Others disagreed, with one saying: ‘Having worked in a chippy a long time ago in my youth it’s vinegar first then salt’

However, some people argued the ingredients shouldn’t be added at the same time – while others suggested the condiments shouldn’t be applied at all.

So what do you think is the correct way? Which goes on first – the salt or the vinegar? Or do you have a different view altogether?

 

Which goes on first - the salt or the vinegar?

587 people have already voted, what's your opinion? Salt Vinegar

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nanabet48
19th Mar 2021
0
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I put salt first then vinegar to help the salt 'sink' into the batter. The opposite is what my partner does as he says the vinegar helps the salt 'stick' on the fish & chips.. Either way, they don't last long enough for either of us to prove the other one wrong!
jeaniembe
19th Mar 2021
0
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I put vinegar on the chips first, (pickled onion vinegar) followed by salt on the chips and fish. I don't put any vinegar on the fish batter. Makes it soggy. Also if buying fish and chips from chip shop to bring home, I put the condiments on at home, so that they are not both soggy.
Oddsnends
15th Mar 2021
0
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Salt first, otherwise the salt will just stick to the top. 🙂
KateB923
9th Mar 2021
0
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Only salt no vinegar
JE
9th Mar 2021
1
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I put vinegar on both the fish and chips followed by salt on the chips only.
jeffsoo
9th Mar 2021
-1
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Salt then vinegar and don't forget the mustard
PatH737
9th Mar 2021
2
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Just voted and did it totally wrong. Should have pressed vinegar. If you put salt on first the vinegar then washes it off.
Niggles
9th Mar 2021
-1
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Aww definitely salt, then vinegar, then salt and a generous helping of garlic dip on the side, or alternatively HP sauce - but not both! Now leave me alone in peace till I enjoy every .....last......morsel!
jaymasters
9th Mar 2021
3
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If you put the salt on first the vinegar washes it off !
Wilf
9th Mar 2021
1
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Put the vinegar all over the fish and chips...sprinkle salt and pepper over the whole lot and then a huge dollop of Heinz tomato ketchup on the side. Bliss!
Kdonn
9th Mar 2021
0
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i don't use salt, so just vinegar.
I used to meet up with my sister in law for shopping on a saturday, we would go for a bag of chips when finished, the chippy would not let her put her own salt on as she put half the shaker on them,
Kes
9th Mar 2021
1
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I’ve not had chip shop fish and chips for a long time, but when I did buy them, I specifically said no salt or vinegar. Mainly because the assistants usually drowned the food. I make my own chips nowadays in the oven.
Wilf
9th Mar 2021
1
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I must admit I have made that mistake many a time Kes in a Chippy shop. They sometimes drown the fish and chips in vinegar!
JohnD44
9th Mar 2021
4
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Vinegar or you'll wash the salt off if Vinegar is put on second
Sue141954
9th Mar 2021
2
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I dont like vinegar on my fish & chips.
Munsterlander
7th Mar 2021
2
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Salt comes first of course.
jeffsoo
7th Mar 2021
3
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Bald123
7th Mar 2021
5
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Vinegar of course and then you sprinkle the salt on. Always been done like this.

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