Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Feel Fine with Beatles and Pescado Frito

Pescado frito or peixe frito, or fish (usually cod) deep-fried in vegetable oil, is a traditional Shabbat dish amongst Spanish and Portuguese Jews. The deep-frying in vegetable oil makes this fish crisp and light even when eaten cold, and it has therefore been a favourite dish of the desayuno (late breakfast/lunch) after synagogue services on Saturday morning. It is also eaten in the Philippines, a former Spanish colony, where it is called pinritong isda in Filipino.
It is generally believed that pescado frito is the origin of the fish part of fish and chips.

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