In a basket
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Food served in a basket, a basket platter or a basket with fries is a sandwich or other main-dish that is served on top of a basket of an accompanying foodstuff, usually french fries. The "basket" is usually either made of plastic and lined with paper, or is simply a disposable paperboard box or tray. Sometimes the basket contains other side dishes as well, such as a container of coleslaw or a pickle. This term seems to be most common in the Midwestern U.S..
It was a common pub item some years ago when "chicken in a basket" was a favourite in the UK, but has now fallen from popularity. The Mill Inn located Withington is locally credited with creating the "chicken in a basket" dish. Chips were the usual accompaniment.
- "Feathers fly over pub meal's exit". BBC News. 29 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-29.