Fish and chips - WHAT DO YOU THINK?

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  1. Penelope

    Penelope FYFFES FOR ALL

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    The latest in the DISGUSTING high street foods survey (Ag or someone to add the links to all the others). What do you make of an expedition to your local chippoir of an EVENING?
     
  2. Penelope

    Penelope FYFFES FOR ALL

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    I must say I AM partial to a FOUL SAVELOY
     
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  3. Rita

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    I like a good old battered sausage if I’m feeling filthy.
     
  4. Zu-Klara

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    OMG YES EVERY TIME. Mushy peas on the side please luv :disco:

    I’m disappointed to see that they’ve so-called POSHED UP Faulkners on Kingsland Road. I quite liked its formerly slightly depressing air of 1954 :(

    However, Bankers in Brighton easily wins my fish and chips de l’année award. Tremendous :disco:
     
  5. Zu-Klara

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    Ooo battered sausage. I’ve not had one of them in AEONS

    Obviously I’m now thinking about sides and unlike every other member of my obviously not especially discerning family, I’ve never been remotely partial to a (ahem) wally. Never really fancy a pickled egg either, despite eggs being one of the world’s seven greatest wonders. I mean dear God they might have been flopping around in that grubby plastic lidded jar since the Silver Jubilee and how WOULD you know?
     
  6. Indie

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    Oh I love fish and chips. The fish mostly. Chips I can take or leave.

    Mushy peas for me too.
     
  7. Rita

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    What is a Wally? :D
     
  8. Rita

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    No one partial to a mock chop supper?
     
  9. octophone

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    What peculiar language are you all speaking here?
     
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  10. Zu-Klara

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    It’s an Essexism (as I suspected it might be; I’ve just checked, although apparently it is / was also used in London) for a pickled gherkin. Yum yum. Or not :gross:
     
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  11. Zu-Klara

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    What IS it?
     
  12. KindaCool

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    No one does it better than New Zealand. Love fish and chips
     
  13. octophone

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    I associate fish and chips with alcohol unfortunately. After the age of about 15, I never once had a chippy sober. Can't even give it a thought now.
     
  14. Rita

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    I haven’t been brave enough to sample one. I know it’s battered, and isn’t very pretty to look at.
     
  15. Rita

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    I think it may be the dregs of the meat left from a carcass and squashed together in to a paté and deep fried.
     
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    Fish and chips with prosecco / champagne = life

    However it is a strictly once in a while / celebratory type thing...

    I can’t understand how anyone could have fish and chips every week.

    Obviously no fish for me but I do like a pea fritter every once in a while with my chips :disco:
     
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    Obviously one of the glittering and very exciting highlights of living north of the border has to be pizza crunch supper which looks sensationally vile and unrequired and shockingly I’ve yet to indulge (or actually go to Scotland). Do they sell those in kebab shops or fish and chip emporia?
     
  18. Rita

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    I have never tried a pizza crunch supper and I live here. My son loves them and gets them when we get a chippie but it looks like absolute filth.
     
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    The pizza crunch is little more than a cipher of how nihilistic Scotland has become since the failure of IndyRef in 2014. We know everything's fucked, we're fucked with it so we're deep-frying everything, dipping it in sugar and drinking ourselves into a stupor just to deal with the hideous emotional pain we're in.
     
  20. Zu-Klara

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    Going very slightly off piste here, I had a lovely chat with a Christmas tree farmer on Chatblink (:side-eye:) the other week and while chatting about kebabs as you do, he referred to the spinning meat on the VERTICAL ROTISSERIE as the “elephant leg” which I thought was quite amusing
     
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    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    Yes.

    But I'd also just be happy with CHIPPY CHIPS and nothing else, with salt and LOADS of vinegar
     
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    There was, briefly a thing called the Staunner Supper. This was a sausage, wrapped in kebab meat and deep fried. This was served with chips and is alleged to have contained your calories for a full day and enough cholesterol to kill you. That's where we got to.
     
  23. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I love fish and chip shop chips. I don't own any sort of deep fat fryer (the stench is so common), so I only ever have oven chips at home (very rarely) which are barely even the same thing.

    As for the fish, I can take or leave it. I'm not a huge batter lover, so prefer a nice bit of cod or haddock I've cooked myself.

    So it's a fat juicy saveloy for me as well.
     
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    (PS - a "staunner" is an erection...from the mispronunciation of "stand" as "staun")
     
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    I've never understood fish and chips with alcohol. Why would you ruin the taste of the meal?
     
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    I've just Googled this - it actually has the options "man" or "girl". You are also encouraged to "Sing Up". I assume they mean "sign"...
     
  27. Penelope

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    I will say that I just don't GET the appeal of battered cod. Just WHY would you do that to a POOR TASTELESS WHITE FISH?
     
  28. Ellie

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    All seafood is a no no for me. Just the thought of it makes me wretch.
     
  29. Penelope

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    £12 A DISH! NOT A SAVELOY IN SIGHT!

    CHEEKY CUNTS
     
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  30. lolly

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    Of course, you know you're in a GREAT chip shop when they have JARS AND JARS of DELICIOUS PICKLED ITEMS on the counter for you to SALIVATE over
     
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  31. Zu-Klara

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    Surely you can say that about ANY meal? Anyway, we all know that the alcohol ENHANCES the meal, much as it also guarantees life-long beauty, lovely skin, exquisitely fresh breath, etc. :disco:
     
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  32. Penelope

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    Oh I AM a fan of a PICKLED GHERKIN

    NOT DURING A CHIP SUPPER MIND
     
  33. KindaCool

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    Sorry but if your meal needs enhancing, it could've been cooked better. Alcohol is always too overpowering I find.
     
  34. Zu-Klara

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    :D Oh I didn’t see that bit. I just pressed Start Random Chat, kicked off with my trusty “U like Taco Bell” icebreaker and we were onto trees and kebabs in no time :disco:
     
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  35. lolly

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    Gherkins, onions or eggs - I'll have a go with all of them
     
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  36. lolly

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    What bollocks!
     
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  37. octophone

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    I'm sorry but I was quite the fan of a pickled egg back in the day although, as Zu points out upthread, there are perils. I had one in Moffat as a teenager which I strongly suspect may have survived an extinction event.
     
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  38. Zu-Klara

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    Those fat Polish ones you get swimming in a bag in the (who knew?) Polish section of Tesco are a bit weird though. Nay QUITE VILE. My Polish correspondent swears by them but then again he (genuinely) eats raw meat in the street :gross:
     
  39. Penelope

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    What utter NONSENSE!

    Typical NEW WORLD :rolleyes:
     
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  40. Zu-Klara

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    :disco: I’m so using this from now on instead of chipperie - so common
     

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