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(Fish 'n) Chips

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Malcolm_Stewart, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    I'm offended*

    I only occasionally eat chips. The oven varieities that I've tried have, on the whole, been disappointing, but luckily only a little more time and effort applied to home made oven wedges does produce pretty darned good results. A couple of years ago now I had some triple cooked chips in a bar on Sauchiehall Street called Nice & Sleazy. I know, the name doesn't inspire confidence but the chips were so good that I pretty much decided to avoid chips in future unless they were likely to be of a similar standard.

    *I'm not offended.
  2. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry*
    *No I'm not
  3. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    The utter worse one I had was not long after I got a chip pan. It was a Friday night and we had a couple of friends around. I had work the next morning so I was off to bed and Dave said they all fancied a chip butty. So I did some spuds and left them to it.

    Woke up next morning and found Dave had emptied the chip pan once it cooled down straight down the sink!

    Took me all day to unblock the sink and a week or so before he was even partly forgiven for being such a twit!
  4. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    In Whitby the other week and spotted this

    then I remembered they'd had a fire
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  5. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    I have to say that at this time of the year in my part of the world, we make much of eating our cups of...black peas!

    Black peas - otherwise known as pigeon peas - are eaten in a cup with plenty of vinegar and black pepper and they're marvelous, although thoroughly unappetising to look at...being black and all that.

    Word on the streets is that an EU directive stipulated that black peas were to be classed as animal feed rather than for human consumption which means that in the lead-up to bonfire night they're the top seller in local pet food shops. Incidentally, this slight upon the reputation of the humble black pea is also (probably) the reason for the 'leave' vote in the North of England. We're not too bothered about new folk coming in, but if you mess with our black peas there's trouble!

    Cheers, Jeff
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  6. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Pretend they are vegetarian caviar?

    Though there probably already is something called that...:rolleyes:
  7. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

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  8. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    And they aren't all that black:


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  9. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    You're kidding? Once they've been steeped overnight and cooked to within an inch of their life they come out of the pan as dark as a dark bat!

    Cheers, Jeff
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  10. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Not the Messiah, then?
  11. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    One of the "men with stones" perhaps?
  12. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Gall or kidney
  13. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    I know, I just like to be awkward sometimes.

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  14. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Hear hear:rolleyes:
  15. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    I was eating a cup of them in the club on Monday evening and they were very black indeed - positively stygian in fact. I washed them down with a couple of pints of Phoenix 'White Monk' and a drop of rather interesting Marston's 'Bloody Doors Off'.

    Cheers, Jeff
  16. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't lay claim to such high aspirations. I like horses though so perhaps just a Knight. Who says Ni.
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  17. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    That second one sounds an interesting sup.
  18. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Rapeseed oil does not taste bad. It does not add to taste at all. Olive oil is hopeless for cooking. Olive oil is the best oil to use raw.
    I am surprised that no one has mentioned ghee. You can cook other than curry in it. The flavour compliments many foods and it gives a lovely sheen which is visually appealing.
  19. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Highlight 1: Does to me. Smells even worse. Frances agrees. Glad you can stand the beastly stuff.

    Ghee is wonderful but quite a lot of work to make and doesn't suit everything.

    Olive oil, on the other hand, is good for cooking almost anything -- as far as Frances and I are concerned. We even make refritos with it. Olive oil crisps are an acquired taste but dangerous to acquire: afterwards, just everything else tastes inferior.


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  20. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Got to agree with this, although I have only ever tasted commercially made crisps cooked in olive oil. I liked the taste a lot. I can't always find them unfortunately!

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