Tuesday, February 10, 2009
The North Is The Best-Official
When it comes to fish and chip shops the best in the country are in the North, and for my money the North West! If you don't believe me read this.
For me the big problem is that chippies 'darn sarf' don't sell the following:
Cheese and onion pies
That should disqualify them from using the name 'chippy'. How can you have pie/pudding and chips without the piping hot comforting moisture of rich dark gravy? What's fish and chips without the luminous green blob of a portion of mushy peas? I've never seen scratchings in chippies 'darn sarf' either.
The picture shows my favourite compromise chippy meal. Can't decide between pudding and fish? Have both, with mushy peas and gravy. Oops, don't forget the four slices of Warburton's thick sliced bread dripping in real butter for chip butties, and a glass of Vimto!
And our local chippy is in that Irish gastronome's guide, you know, Egon Rooney.