British Airways has added fish & chips to its menu for the first time. The traditional British favourite will now be available on selected flights including, to Athens, Larnaca, Istanbul and St Petersburg.
The fish & chip supper received a thumbs up from Stuart Fusco, owner of 2014 ‘Chippy of the Year' Quayside Fish and Chip shop in Whitby and will feature a sustainable cod fillet in a crispy batter, served with specially cut chunky chips.
British Airways, in partnership with food innovation specialists, Green Gourmet, has spent over two years refining the new dish, focusing on how to serve chips that are crispy in the air, which previously posed a challenge.
Stuart Fusco, the champion fryer at Britain's best chip shop in the National Fish and Chip Awards 2014 said that: "Cooking up a good batter on board presents some unique challenges but fish and chips is one of our most iconic British dishes so passengers expect it to be as good in the air as it is on the ground."
Both the fish and the chips are covered in a secret recipe coating, then pre-fried to give the dish the desired crunch. The fish & chips are then heated on board in a specially desired box in the airline's aircraft ovens.
Sinead Ferguson, menu development manager at British Airways, said: "What better meal to see on board a summer flight than the traditional British fish supper? We know our customers love comfort food and expect it to be done well when they fly with us."
The new addition to the menu will be available on board from 1 August.