Is there a way to do this without it turning out thoroughly gross? If so, what is the best way to do it? Oven, microwave, or what?
Note that I do not have the shop put salt and vinegar on for me, so that is not an issue. I would normally be taking the food home and eating off a plate, with my own condiments.
To explain the issue: I am living on my own in England now, I do enjoy good fish and chips, and there is a pretty good chippy not too far away from me. The portions, however, are ridiculously huge, I think especially (though not only) if I order my preferred type of fish, plaice. I have experienced this at other chippies too, so it is not just this place. A single piece of fish, and the chips to go with it, is easily enough for two very good sized meals. I can, and often do, eat a big meal, but this is just ridiculous. It seems to be a meal for a couple, or even a small family, not a single person. The last time I had it, I got very overfull, hating to waste it, but still could not finish. I feel guilty throwing away large amounts of good food, and anyway, it is a big waste of money.
(And no, they do not offer a smaller portion size. The chippy near the last place I used to live did, if you knew what to ask for, but this one does not seem to. They offer larger options!)
My problem would be solved if I could just cut the piece of fish in half, and divide the chips, put it all in the fridge (or not, if anyone thinks it better not to), and reheat it for a second meal the next day. However, I am concerned that the reheated stuff would be disgusting, especially as I would necessarily be cutting through the batter, so the fish itself would no longer be sealed in during reheating. Does anyone have any experience of doing something like this that enables them to reassure me otherwise, and can anyone offer any tips as how best to go about it?
I am also curious as to whether anyone can offer any insights into why portions seem to be so huge now. I do not remember them being so big when I was younger. Possibly things have somehow changed during the decades I spent in the USA. (Also, perhaps huge portions are just a regional matter and they would not be so huge in other parts of the country. However, it is certainly not just this one chippy round here being overgenerous.)