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Your favourite chip shop snack
« on: January 30, 2011, 01:45:45 pm »
I'm feeling a bit peckish and have a craving for the local chippy. But what should I get? I think it's going to be chips drenched in curry sauce with a sausage in batter. Obviously a pickled egg will be going with that too.

It's annoying that no chippys around here do gravy. When I lived in the midlands I'd never heard of gravy on chips and that was my favourite - chips and gravy. Obviously drenched in salt and vinegar first.

It's funny how regional it is. One of my old house mates was Manc and when I ordered a savaloy he went bonkers saying "What the fook's a savaloy?!!"

Maybe I'll have a sav rather than sausage in batter. Not decided yet.....
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Re: Your favourite chip shop snack
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2011, 01:50:47 pm »
Generally chips, a buttered roll and as many pickled onions as I can persuade them to sell me. Maybe a pickled egg as well. And loads of salt and vinegar.

PS Bobb, can I have a bit of your saveloy?  ;D
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Re: Your favourite chip shop snack
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2011, 02:02:09 pm »
Two fish cakes and a pickled egg.
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Re: Your favourite chip shop snack
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2011, 02:06:16 pm »
Maybe a pickled egg as well. And loads of salt and vinegar.

But.. but.. but you live in Edinburgh!  Salt and sauce, surely.
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Re: Your favourite chip shop snack
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2011, 02:07:16 pm »
chips,jumbo sausage & a pint of mushy peas

Re: Your favourite chip shop snack
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2011, 02:08:43 pm »
Fuck mushy peas! They are probably the only "food" I will not eat. Minging...
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Re: Your favourite chip shop snack
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2011, 02:12:57 pm »

But.. but.. but you live in Edinburgh!  Salt and sauce, surely.
Yeah, but I grew up in Yorkshire. So salt and vinegar was the norm during my formative chip-eating years. Chippy sauce is ok, but I'd rather have HP.

bobb's right about mushy peas.  :sick: They made me eat them at primary school once, even though I told them I didn't like them. Half an hour later I threw up all over the classroom.
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Re: Your favourite chip shop snack
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2011, 02:18:19 pm »
I'm a sucker for saveloy, but I must admit I do have to close my mind to what I'm probably eating ;)

If they have nice big ones, I'll treat myself to a wally aswell :o

Re: Your favourite chip shop snack
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2011, 02:24:15 pm »
I moved to Blackburn recently and the chip shop near me has "John Bull" on the wall menu, which baffled me. I asked, as you do, and they told me it's savoury mince sandwiched between two slices of potato then dipped in batter and fried.

They look pretty good and I keep meaning to give one a try, but the chippy here does the best chip shop fish I've had in years and I can never bring myself to order anything but that.

Oh yes, and you pickled egg mob <gives funny look> *shudder*

Re: Your favourite chip shop snack
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2011, 02:32:14 pm »
Actually, the regional thing is quite funny, another of my old house mates was from Lancashire and he'd make a sandwich out of any meal I'd cook! So I'd just spent fucking hours doing a roast and he gets up, goes into the kitchen to grab two slices of bread and turns my glorious meal into a sandwich! You fucking working class, northern cunt!
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Re: Your favourite chip shop snack
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2011, 02:35:02 pm »
My mum's brother used to do that. He made a sandwich out of Christmas dinner once. He was half Kentish though, so I blame the southern genes.  ;) He's dead now anyway.
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Re: Your favourite chip shop snack
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2011, 02:39:20 pm »
Yeah, but Kent's a weird place. They have coal there, so they're honorary northerners anyway....
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Re: Your favourite chip shop snack
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2011, 02:44:28 pm »
I think it's the north who gets to decide who the honorary northerners are.  ;D

Last time I checked, there weren't any.  ;D
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Re: Your favourite chip shop snack
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2011, 02:51:49 pm »
It depends on the chippie.

Chippie by ex-workplace - veggie spring roll, chips anna gherkin.  With loads and loads of salt and vinegar on the chips. 

Chippie near home - calamari, chips and mushy peas.

Northern chippies - fish bits and chips.  A concept I discovered aged 21 on a trip up north with friends. 

In a state of inebriation and near random chippie - bag of onion rings.  Food of the drink gods.

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Re: Your favourite chip shop snack
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2011, 03:09:15 pm »
To my knowledge there's not a chippy hereabouts that sells gherkins which is a pity 'cause oi loike-s'em

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Re: Your favourite chip shop snack
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2011, 03:32:58 pm »
Saveloy please  :thumbsup: God, I am salivating now  :-[

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Re: Your favourite chip shop snack
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2011, 03:42:10 pm »
I'm a sucker for saveloy, but I must admit I do have to close my mind to what I'm probably eating ;)

If they have nice big ones, I'll treat myself to a wally aswell :o

WTF is a Wally?  Or don't I want to know?

Me, I'm a chips-only sort of girl.  Bag of chips, plenty of salt and vinegar and I'm as happy as larry  :D
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Re: Your favourite chip shop snack
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2011, 03:44:35 pm »
My mum's brother used to do that. He made a sandwich out of Christmas dinner once. He was half Kentish though, so I blame the southern genes.  ;) He's dead now anyway.
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Re: Your favourite chip shop snack
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2011, 03:49:05 pm »
I wonder if I'm out on my own with cod roe in batter with lashings ov vinegar. But, very rare that I do that tbh.

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Re: Your favourite chip shop snack
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2011, 03:49:52 pm »
I'm feeling a bit peckish and have a craving for the local chippy. But what should I get? I think it's going to be chips drenched in curry sauce with a sausage in batter. Obviously a pickled egg will be going with that too.

It's annoying that no chippys around here do gravy. When I lived in the midlands I'd never heard of gravy on chips and that was my favourite - chips and gravy. Obviously drenched in salt and vinegar first.

It's funny how regional it is. One of my old house mates was Manc and when I ordered a savaloy he went bonkers saying "What the fook's a savaloy?!!"

Maybe I'll have a sav rather than sausage in batter. Not decided yet.....

There's a Chinese takeaway in Shotgate, Wickford (the Wing Hing) that has had chips in gravy on the menu since the '70s. And bloody delicious they are too! They also do the best pancake roll you have ever tasted!

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Re: Your favourite chip shop snack
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2011, 03:54:58 pm »

WTF is a Wally?  Or don't I want to know?


Blimey.  I thought you were from that London. 
The only people I've ever heard calling a big gerkin a "Wally" are from Londonton
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Re: Your favourite chip shop snack
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2011, 03:57:00 pm »
There's a Chinese takeaway in Shotgate, Wickford (the Wing Hing) that has had chips in gravy on the menu since the '70s. And bloody delicious they are too! They also do the best pancake roll you have ever tasted!

I think I've been there! But quite a few years ago. There is also a Chinese gravy serving chippy in Billericay, but every chippy in Chelmsford will just give you blank looks if you ask for gravy. Fools  ::-)
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Re: Your favourite chip shop snack
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2011, 03:58:07 pm »

WTF is a Wally?  Or don't I want to know?


Blimey.  I thought you were from that London. 
The only people I've ever heard calling a big gerkin a "Wally" are from Londonton

Phew, it's a gherkin.  I'll have two, then please  :)
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Re: Your favourite chip shop snack
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2011, 04:04:46 pm »
The last meal I had before leaving Lancashire to move down to Somerset was from the chippy:
Steak and Kidney pudding, chips, gravy and mushy peas (well, someone's got to like them!).

Talking of regional differences, where I grew up, Southampton, the chippy menus went something like:
Cod,
Large Cod,
Plaice,
Haddock,
Whiting,
Pie,
Sausage

When I got to uni in Manchester the menus went:
Fish
Steak and Kidney Pie
Meat Pie
Cheese and onion pie
Gravy
Curry

(The idea of gravy with chips was completely new to me at the time!)

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Re: Your favourite chip shop snack
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2011, 04:06:12 pm »
It had never occurred to me before, but this thread is making me wonder how chips would go with gherkin soup.

I think they would not go well at all.
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