Fish and chips is the classic English take-away food. It became popular in the 1860's .
The fish (cod) is deep fried in flour batter and is eaten with chips. Traditionally, the fish and chips are covered with salt and malt vinegar and, using your fingers, eaten straight out of the paper which they are wrapped in. Now-a-days small wooden forks are provided and the fish and chips.
In the north of England, fish and chips is often served with "mushy peas" (mashed processed peas).