Depends on the chip, IMO.
Chippy chips – A dash of Sarson’s then some saltPosted 6 years ago
Quality pub chips – Mayo, all the way
Dodgy burger bar chips – Ketchup
The chips on the Georgian Terrace at the Corner Shop in Knightsbridge – Nothing. They’re simply divine on their own!Rusty SpannerSubscriber
That’s why we say ‘salt & vinegar’, not ‘vinegar & salt’.
Peas (mushy, if in a civilized area) go first, obviously, then chips with the haddock on top.
Cod is acceptable if no haddock is available, but it’s not ideal.
Ketchup is acceptable if your under 12, but signifies weakness of character in an adult.Posted 6 years agobikebouyMember
At least 9 shakes of the Salt cellar thingy thank you.. then Vinegar when at my local chippy darn Sarf, but uoop North in Harrogate (at our fave chippy) I do it t’other way around.. Reason..? they use Sarsons uoopNorth and it just tastes that much better. I like the salt to drizzle between my chips see..also Haddock, no worm infested Cod thank you.. on occasion mushy peas, but a small pot.
No ransid savaloy nor battered excuses for sausages and most deffo NO to them there battered burger patty shi*e frisbies neither.
Interesting Fact that I think you’ll all agree is a good thing..
In my local area there have been 4 Chippys open within the last year, all within a mile of each other.. all producing some wonderful cullinary excuses for a healthy meal.Posted 6 years agorandomjeremyMember
All this talk fish and chips got me thinking about the science behind the application of salt and vinegar to the chips.
Vinegar first, then salt is the only way to go. The vinegar provides a “glue” for the salt to adhere to. Anyone who salts first and then vinegars is an idiot. I know some “salt-firsters” and they infuriate me immensely.Posted 6 years agoShackletonSubscriber
Gravy is the only acceptable condiment for chips unless served with fish when salt is allowed with a sprinkle of lemon juice on the fish.
Vinegar on chips is only acceptable when they are served with pickled fish.
Curry sauce is never acceptable, under any circumstance. Even when ripped off your tits on moonshine/fosters/rose/buckfast,etc.
Funny how so many people can get it wrong 😉Posted 6 years agokevjMember
This vinegar first theory is based on mis-truths and other forms of weird fiction.
Best practice is to salt the chips first whilst piping hot and the bag is still open. The salt sticks to the grease causing a slight emulsification.
This is then a far superior substrate to apply vinegar.
Blind taste both and I know which will win.Posted 6 years ago
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