From England comes this traditional pub dish of ale-battered mild white fish -- usually cod or haddock -- that's deep fried and served with fried potatoes. Traditionally, malt vinegar accompanies, but you'll often find tartar sauce, as well.
Here are four Long Island spots that really know how to fry a slab of fish.
THE GOOD LIFE, 1039 Park Blvd., Massapequa Park, 516-798-4663
It's only appropriate that fish and chips at this English pub excel. The dish features light beer-battered cod, house-made potato chips, malt vinegar and a zingy lemon tartar sauce.
BROWNSTONE BREWING COMPANY, 200 Portion Rd., Ronkonkoma, 631-588-1135
This brew pub serves crisply battered cod with commendably nutty-sweet hand-cut fries and coleslaw.
OLD FIELDS, 81 Broadway, Greenlawn, 631-754-9868
The stellar fish and chips at this gastro pub stars beer-battered Chatham cod, fried to a lovely filigree crunch, accompanied by decent, if previously frozen, steak fries.
THE SHACK, 46 Gerard St., Huntington, 631-923-2126
Fine, filigree-battered cod is best plated with sweet potato fries that, although previously frozen, are a cut above.