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#52446 - 01/21/02 05:39 PM Re: Chip Butties ....
belMarduk Offline
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A French fry sandwich - oh my gosh, in Québec, in my Dad's day, they used to eat guédilles on Fridays because they weren't allowed to eat meat (a Catholic thing). These were french fries in a hotdog bun - french fry sandwiches.

Is it a religious thing for you too?


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#52447 - 01/21/02 09:59 PM Re: Chip Butties ....
Bobyoungbalt Offline
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Also re guédilles

My religion forbids me to eat fries [frites] on bread, also to eat them with ketchup (unless excessively dry), and positively not with mayonnaise, which I understand is popular in some heathen lands.


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#52448 - 01/22/02 12:52 AM Re: Chip Butties ....
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I must admit I was somewhat taken aback the first time I came across the practice of dunking chips in mayonnaise, which was when I was living in Spain. I soon came to embrace it, though.

Bel, I don't think chip butties had any religious origin, although they have been accorded near divine status by some.

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#52449 - 01/22/02 03:07 AM Re: Butties ....
jmh Offline
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>Chip butties, bacon butties, jam butties, cheese butties, ham butties ...

Amazing, you don't get chance to look for a few days and you're all off again! Maybe Bel is right and the chip buttie does have religious significance. It has always been claimed by Manchester (although Liverpool, see below, could just as easily claim it) and I really wouldn't be surprised if it was served up on a Friday to those who couldn't afford fish and chips (y'all know that chips are fries and crisps are chips).

Food thread items:There was a discussion on the radio yesterday about the role of high fat foods (like dripping) in the days when people expended more energy in their daily lives - these days people eat just as much fat, it is just hidden in processed foods.

The buttie bit is easy - it just relates to the bread and butter, although where I came from a buttie would always be a single piece of bread (white sliced!) folded with a filling inside, rather than a sandwich which tends to have two slices piled on top of each other and cut. It is especially important in a chip buttie, otherwise the chips and melted butter ooze out. A large bread roll or barm cake (Manchester) is even better, although for me a chip buttie is now a luxury food reserved for very rare moments of comfort deficit.


Interestingly Jackie isn't the only person in Louisville with an encyclopaedic knowledge of Brit speak:

Butty: a sandwich, i.e., buttered bread.
Source: LS2,SL
http://www.louisville.edu/~tavan001/MerseytalkB.html


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#52450 - 01/22/02 08:49 AM Re: Butties ....
Angel Offline
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...It is especially important in a chip buttie, otherwise the chips and melted butter ooze out.

You mean, you take the healthy potato, cut it, deep fry it in fat, then put it on bread and drench it in melted butter? Exactly what is your cholesterol count anyway? Or is it, as you say, "a luxury food reserved for very rare moments of comfort deficit" and not eaten on a regular basis?

And, by the way, my favorite way to have french fries, yeah, I know...the cholesteral thing is dipped in blue cheese dressing. Especially good when served with the spicy chicken wings we have here in Buffalo. They are NOT called Buffalo wings. Buffalos do not have wings, folks!


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#52451 - 01/22/02 09:30 AM Re: buffalo wings ....
duncan large Offline
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Registered: 01/21/01
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Loc: Blackpool England
They just cannot get wings right in the UK, one of my favourite things ( there were many) about my visit to NY
for the Lennox Lewis / holyfield fight was the buffalo wings and the HUGE steak sandwich I consumed in the Pig and Whistle on west 47th

mmmmmmmmm..............wiiiiiiiinnnnnngs
( I am now drooling a la Homer)

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#52452 - 01/22/02 09:45 AM Food
AnnaStrophic Offline
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Harrumph®.
At least Jo (aka jmh) had the good grace to dress her food offerings in white.


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#52453 - 01/22/02 10:04 AM Re: Butties ....
jmh Offline
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>You mean, you take the healthy potato, cut it, deep fry it in fat, then put it on bread and drench it in melted butter?

Ducking for cover Almost right. We butter the bread and then add the deep fried hot potato so that the butter melts on contact - actually the whole point. Divine and wicked like any taste from childhood sadly replaced by more austere eating habits. My children will probably feel the same about pizza when they finally have to reduce their intake.

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#52454 - 01/22/02 10:33 AM Re: Chip Butties ....
Faldage Offline
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not with mayonnaise, which I understand is popular in some heathen lands.

Thank the gods for heathens!

The yumsaroolianest way to eat fries.

Of course, ketchup does have natural mellowing agents.


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#52455 - 01/22/02 10:39 AM Et tu, Fooldage
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