Author Topic: The great chip shop gravy divide.  (Read 26899 times)

Really Ancien

The great chip shop gravy divide.
« on: September 15, 2008, 08:58:51 pm »
Where is it located? We have gravy on our pies here in Lancashire, where does gravy die out as you head South?

Damon.

Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2008, 09:04:15 pm »
Gravy up north, my arse!  All you buggers can afford is a bag of scraps with a spoonfull of pea-wet on it   ;D ;D

(pea-wet, for the uninitiated is the liquid from mushy peas)

Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2008, 09:04:29 pm »
In London it's not gravy, it's jus.

 ;)

Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2008, 09:06:09 pm »
In London, we have liquor on our pies.  It's some strange Parsley sauce.


Martin

Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2008, 09:06:20 pm »
Gravy up north, my arse!  All you buggers can afford is a bag of scraps with a spoonfull of pea-wet on it   ;D ;D

(pea-wet, for the uninitiated is the liquid from mushy peas)

is that the same as Liquor as served with pie and mash in the East End? (I stuck to kebabs and Chinese take away when I lived there)

The divide is the same place as where Cinder Toffee becomes Honeycomb  ;)

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Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2008, 09:09:38 pm »
Gravy up north, my arse!  All you buggers can afford is a bag of scraps with a spoonfull of pea-wet on it   ;D ;D

(pea-wet, for the uninitiated is the liquid from mushy peas)

is that the same as Liquor as served with pie and mash in the East End? (I stuck to kebabs and Chinese take away when I lived there)

Its only flour, water and parsley.

Pie and mash is tops :thumbsup:

Londoners have you chaps tried Olleys in Herne Hill?  Allegedly top 5 chippy in the country.

Really Ancien

Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2008, 09:10:35 pm »
Gravy up north, my arse!  All you buggers can afford is a bag of scraps with a spoonfull of pea-wet on it   ;D ;D

(pea-wet, for the uninitiated is the liquid from mushy peas)

Gravy is surprisingly expensive, 60p in Southport yesterday, when a Steak and Kidney Pudding was £1.20.

Damon.

Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2008, 09:11:23 pm »
Rob calls me a Northerner because upon getting chips, the first thing I do is put the kettle on for some Bisto to go on them. I don't know where this comes from or when I started doing it. I'm from That London so gawd knows where I got this filthy habit...

It's great, because he hates gravy on chips and it stops him stealing them  :thumbsup:

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Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2008, 09:11:36 pm »
Where is it located? We have gravy on our pies here in Lancashire, where does gravy die out as you head South?

Damon.

Not in the midlands, but they have scollops (not scallops) which don't appear in london.

Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2008, 09:11:52 pm »
Curry sauce is nicer.
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Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2008, 09:13:37 pm »
Curry sauce is nicer.

Chip shop curry sauce?

Oh and if I said half and half would you know what I meant?

Martin

Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2008, 09:14:31 pm »
Where is it located? We have gravy on our pies here in Lancashire, where does gravy die out as you head South?

Damon.

Not in the midlands, but they have scollops (not scallops) which don't appear in london.

only place in the world I've ever seen a scallop is the chippy opposite Kidderminster station (for the civilised unitiated it's a battered deep fried and polysodden* slice of potato)

* Adj; the opposite of polyunsaturated; colloq Scottish

Gattopardo

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Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2008, 09:15:29 pm »
Do you recon beef dripping make the best chips?  Or groundnut oil makes it better?

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Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2008, 09:16:35 pm »
Sotnsoss is best. I like scollops but I don't think they exist in Scotland.  :(

I would disagree with Martin though - a scollop is a new potato cut in half and made into a chip.
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Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2008, 09:16:56 pm »
Where is it located? We have gravy on our pies here in Lancashire, where does gravy die out as you head South?

Damon.

Not in the midlands, but they have scollops (not scallops) which don't appear in london.

only place in the world I've ever seen a scallop is the chippy opposite Kidderminster station (for the civilised unitiated it's a battered deep fried and polysodden slice of potato)

Captain Cod?  Best chippy in Kiddy.

Martin

Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2008, 09:17:32 pm »
Do you recon beef dripping make the best chips?  Or groundnut oil makes it better?

 :hand: :sick: does anyone still use it?

(apart from Harry Ramsdens natch)

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Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2008, 09:19:06 pm »
Sotnsoss is best. I like scollops but I don't think they exist in Scotland.  :(

I would disagree with Martin though - a scollop is a new potato cut in half and made into a chip.

In kiddy, it's a potato slice cut length ways from the potato.

Lovely but haven't had one in at least a decade.

Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2008, 09:20:13 pm »
I just got back from Brussels. Most of the Frites stalls still use them. They certainly make the chips very crunchy, but certainly not suitable for vegetarians, or those who don't like beef...

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Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2008, 09:20:43 pm »
Do you recon beef dripping make the best chips?  Or groundnut oil makes it better?

 :hand: :sick: does anyone still use it?

(apart from Harry Ramsdens natch)

Only ever been to a southern ramsdens and it wasn't that great. (lakeside and brighton)

Martin

Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2008, 09:21:34 pm »
Where is it located? We have gravy on our pies here in Lancashire, where does gravy die out as you head South?

Damon.

Not in the midlands, but they have scollops (not scallops) which don't appear in london.

only place in the world I've ever seen a scallop is the chippy opposite Kidderminster station (for the civilised unitiated it's a battered deep fried and polysodden slice of potato)

Captain Cod?  Best chippy in Kiddy.

God knows I was looking for something to soak up n pints of Bathams;

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Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2008, 09:22:50 pm »
Rob calls me a Northerner because upon getting chips, the first thing I do is put the kettle on for some Bisto to go on them. I don't know where this comes from or when I started doing it. I'm from That London so gawd knows where I got this filthy habit...

It's great, because he hates gravy on chips and it stops him stealing them  :thumbsup:

Blimey, if it's not Rob nicking yer chips, it's some nutter stalking you all night for yer nana.
Bisto doesn't compare to proper oop north gravy wi' chips.
I think the divide line is somewhere around Richmond and gravy seems more prevailant around Lancashire than Yorkshire.
Macclesfield in Cheshire is known for chips with gravy.

As for price. You northerners have it very good.
A large cod and large chips on a Friday costs me £6.70 in Milon Keynes.
It's usualy around £6 for a large fish and large chips around here. No gravy though.

Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2008, 09:24:13 pm »
Do you recon beef dripping make the best chips?  Or groundnut oil makes it better?

 :hand: :sick: does anyone still use it?

(apart from Harry Ramsdens natch)

Nearly every chippie i've ever been to in yorkshire

Really Ancien

Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2008, 09:34:21 pm »
Chips in beef dripping are nice, but they do make your fingers very greasy. Also the dripping can't be used as a fuel. I wonder what they use waste dripping for? Sunflower oil is the usual frying medium in Lancashire. Most reckon that the best gravy is from chinese chippys, as they use chicken fat in it.

Damon.

Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2008, 09:37:57 pm »
It also leaves a thick layer of grease on the roof of your mouth. 

Chips taste great though.

Re: The great chip shop gravy divide.
« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2008, 09:38:57 pm »
Curry sauce is nicer.

Chip shop curry sauce?

Oh and if I said half and half would you know what I meant?

No - but do you know what a "pint of mix" is?
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