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Anyone Remember Halifax Fish - a Memory of Halifax.

My Dad was born and lived in Halifax. When he was young a family firm which had a stall in the market hall delivered a fish speciality on bicycles with baskets. We all called it "Halifax Fish" and it was a piece of haddock in a round patty covered in batter. They were sold cold and could be eaten cold or re-heated and eaten hot. As a child I went to the market hall with my Dad to buy Halifax Fish usually 6 or 10 pieces. They were about the size of a man's palm. We adored the stuff and I would often have a half piece for breakfast before catching the bus to school. Brand's A1 sauce being the essential accompaniment. Does anyone remember this Halifax delicacy? I think the recipe and supply of this wonderful food died with the last family member to make and sell it. If anyone recalls, please add a comment. If anyone has the recipe......!


A memory shared by Hugh Crabtree on Dec 8th, 2011. Send Hugh Crabtree a message

 Comments & Feedback

Wed Aug 31st 2016, at 3:20 pm
speller609 commented:
I wonder if you mean what we call a ' sandwich ' ? Fish between 2 slices of potato then battered and fried. I love cod fish. I live in the south now and they would consider it very strange!
Tue Oct 14th 2014, at 10:48 pm
My mouth is watering already! It was a ritual in our our house to have these every Friday tea time. In the 1950's my grandmother lived with my parents and I, and my younger sister. She always called them "grilled fish" If you try to describe them to people nowadays they say
" cold fish, how awful" In reality they were delicious and I used to look forward to Fridays. Will someone please invent a time machine!!

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