Largest serving of fish and chips: Yorkshire pub sets world record (Video)
West Witton, Yorkshire, UK -- Chefs at the Wensleydale Heifer in West Witton in the Yorkshire Dales National Park dished up a
101lb (45kg) serving of fish and chips using
a 40lb fillet of prime halibut in its Black Sheep beer batter, 60lbs of handcut chips and a vat of mushy peas - setting the new world record for the Largest serving of fish and chips. Photo: Chefs at the Wensleydale Heifer in West Witton, North Yorkshire, have served up a new world record for the largest portion of fish and chips. (enlarge photo)
The previous Guinness world record for the largest serving of fish and chips combined weighed 35.26 kg (77 lb 12 oz) and were made by Icelandic USA Inc. at the Black Rose, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Guinness World Records also recognized the Largest collection of crisp packets (potato chips) , owned by Bernd Sikora (Germany), who has 1,482 crisp packets from 43 countries.
The giant meal was prepared with a monster fillet of halibut – coated in more than four gallons of batter and fried in so much oil it needed seven hours to heat up – buckets of chips and accompanied with a vat of mushy peas.
"The Heifer has always been renowned for quality fish and chips, so it seemed fitting to try to bring back the world record to England and Yorkshire," pub owner David Moss said.
"Everything ran more or less to plan and we were delighted to break the record. I'd like to thank all the staff at the Heifer for their sterling efforts and for all the people who supported us.
The fish and chips tasted great but I think for now we will stick to serving more normal size fillets."
The World's Largest serving of fish and chips was prepared in a custom made giant pan and more than four gallons of batter were used to coat the fillet.
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