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Chip Butty's ..what defines the perfect recipe

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Bendyha, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. Bendyha

    Bendyha Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    So we had baked beans on toast for breakfast as the perfect start of the day, and that got me thinking, later on, as the evening comes, and i've downed a few ales, I would be wanting a chip butty.

    But some folk seem to have strange ideas on how this is best constructed.
    Nothing wrong with a fancy elaboration, such as a "bocadillo de tortilla de patata", but a good chip butty in my mind should be a spartanish rejoicement in balancing the subtilties of each of the ingredients.

    For me, it is medium-sliced white loaf - the softer the better.

    Quoting the excellent LadyFlashman ; "No ciabatta, no sour dough, no brioche and nothing organic or looks like it is homemade! And definitely NOT brown bread!"

    Salted butter, generously applied.



    Juicy medium-fat chips "French fries are too thin for a chip butty! They are too crispy, you need more potato and more soggy grease!"

    Place a row of chips along one side of the bread, fold.....eat.
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    Thats it, any titivating, to my mind, is superfluous.

    ....although many would add a sauce of condiment (I'll admit to enjoying the occasional addition of freshly ground black pepper)

    So how do you relish yours?


    Maybe a bit fancy, but still yummy;

    I came across this surprisingly tasty looking step-by-step recipe for making "Chip Butty é um típico prato britânico." on an Brazilian website(scroll down a little)...well worth a look. This is someone who really loves the joyous simplicity of good food...and the self-made fish-fingers accompaniment look amazing.
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  2. Snook

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    Salted butter and fries on a sandwich? I can already hear my cardiologist yelling at me <grin>.
     
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    I've never heard of this but it seems spartanish as you say. I'd probably go ahead and scramble an egg with some onion and ham to maximize the heartiness...
     
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  4. beagle

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    One chip butty, two chip butties, unless of course you're a grocer...

    Maris Pipers, hand cut and fried in good beef dripping, Yorkshire breadcake with loads of butter, salt and vinegar and a pint of Guinness to wash it down.

    *burp*
     
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    You people on that side of the ocean eat weird stuff.:lol:
     
  6. LutherBurger

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    Fake. They're just making up silly recipes. And words.
     
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    When I moved to Pittsburgh I was at first confused. Here they serve what is called a Pittsburgh salad and sandwiches "Pittsburgh style." This simply involves adding French fries to the sandwich or salad. Not alongside, right in the thing. Now I see that there is an old world precursor to this practice.
     
  8. Flaneur

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    Some Yorkshire folk have crozzles on their chips...... :cool:
     
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  9. Flaneur

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    I've watched those Adam Richman and Guy Fieri shows....... we can't teach you much about weird. :)
     
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    Probably alright without the butter but I’d add ketchup. Ideally a big floury roll of the batch/ bap/ balm ( depending on your locality)variety than sliced bread.
    I had a fantastic fish and chip butty on a big bread roll in France last year ( probably wasn’t called a butty by the French but that’s what it was). Obviously a cup of tea would have been the correct beverage but as this was France they didn’t do tea but you could buy beer. Fantastic.
     
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    This is a great primer but..... you're in Yorkshire. You need a Telecaster beer, to cut through all that grease. And you produce this wonderous liquid.....

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  12. Flaneur

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    Nobody mentioned sauces, yet....never mind insisting.....

    Chips and gravy is a thing, too......:D
     
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    Wait! Wait! WAIT!!!! There's no CHEESE on it??? What kind of crap are you serving up? :eek:
     
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    I’d still cover it it with the baked beans
     
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    True, maybe we lack in epicurean sophistication.
    Hence the lack of such great combinations as;
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    Floury white cob, large. Light scraping of spread.
    Chips cooked to perfection in beef dripping. None of this airy-faerie, hippy-dippy 'ooh, watching my cholesterol' ( why, does it do tricks? ) veggie stuff.
    Splash of brown sauce if the mood takes. Maybe some vinegar.
    If sourced from a chippie, some bits atop the chips.
    Mug of steaming builders.
     
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    Add cheese curds to that and you're in Canada!
     
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    Butter a slice of bread, place enough chips to cover the buttered slice then add some more. Butter another slice of bread and place on top of the chips. Cut in half. Eat.

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    Uncultured heathens may want to add tomato or brown sauce.
     
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    The story I heard was that the folks at Primanti Brothers did it for truck drivers, so they could consume the entire meal with one hand.

    I admire the recipe, but I don't like their fries or their bread.
     
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    Beans on cold toast is a pretty gross concept to me, but now this Chip Butty looks pretty yummy to me. Perhaps I never visited the right corner of the big Isle.
     
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