"The four long House tables were laden with tureens of porridge, plates of kippers, mountains of toast and dishes of eggs and bacon..."
—The Great Hall in 1992[src]

A kipper is a salt-cured dried fish (usually a herring), that is served at the Great Hall at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.[1] Ronald Weasley once gagged on a kipper. [2]

Kipper was sometimes served as part of regular meals. In February 1995, after Hermione Granger aggravated the Hogwarts house-elves, Ronald Weasley worried that it would put them off their cooking, but the next morning "the bacon, eggs, and kippers were quite as good as usual."[3]

When Ron caught sight of his brother Percy on the morning of the Funeral of Albus Dumbledore, he stabbed some pieces of kipper with unwonted venom.[4]

Behind the scenes

  • Kipper is a reasonably popular dish in Great Britain, but may be entirely unfamiliar to some U.S. readers, as it is not typically consumed there.


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