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World's biggest fish and chip platter served in Enfield
The world’s largest portion of fish and chips was served in an Enfield chippy last night, probably.
Staff from Fish and Chips @ Ltd in London Road believe they snatched the previous Guinness World Record by 1.92kg, which was set by The Wensleydale Heifer pub in the Yorkshire Dales National Park in July last year.
Although the weight for both fish and chips remains unofficial, the total weight came in at a hefty 47.75kg, or just over 105lbs.
The record attempt for the largest combined weight fish and chip weight currently stands at an enormous 101lbs and 7oz.
The Enfield record will be verified within the next couple of months once adjudicators have trawled through video footage to ensure the conditions of the record were met.
However, current world record holder David Moss who owns The Wensleydale Heifer has been left reeling that his title is now in jeopardy.
He warned the Enfield fish and chip shop about the tough criteria of the competition, and said: “We know how difficult it is to actually get the professional verification that is why we got them in. They are very strict on the rules but as soon as it is verified we will consider it.
“We spent over a year planning and getting the right frying plans because we are a pub, not a fish and chip shop. It wasn’t an easy record to break – the adjudicator who came down was so precise.”
He said he will wait to hear whether Fish and Chips @ Ltd have snatched the record, and will “definitely” try to cook an even bigger fish and chip platter if so.
Owners John and Dawn Phantis sourced a 200lb halibut especially for the occasion, which was cut into two 24kg and 22kg fillets.
They practised on the smaller portion in the morning and used the larger piece for their record.
To qualify, their portion of chips were not allowed to weigh more than double the fish.
John Phantis, who owns Fish and Chips @ Ltd, said: “It was brilliant, the fish was losing a lot of moisture when we were cooking it so it was lighter but we managed it – it was a long day!
“It tasted fantastic - even though it was really big it was a lovely piece of fish.”
His wife Dawn said: “It was absolutely ginormous – we couldn’t put it on the menu all the time because of all the labour that went into it, but it was fantastic.”
The halibut took approximately 50 minutes to cook and was finished by 70 hungry guests, who left donations to the couple’s chosen charity, the NSPCC.