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My kids go mental if I forget to ask for scraps on the chips when we have a chippy tea.

A friend of ours once had to venture out of Yorkshire for her job, swung by a chippy and asked for scraps as part of her order and ended up being looked at like she was a full-blown weirdo as they genuinely thought she wanted bin scrapings with her meal. There needs to be a geographically arranged list of names folk call them to save further embarrassment.

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On 2/17/2020 at 10:47 PM, Hannibal Scorch said:

We don’t have that problem in the south. Chip bits/scraps just get tossed in the bin.

another reason why nowhere south of Sheffield can do chips properly. 

 

Probably told the story earlier in the thread, but my family had lived in Jersey for years, and I'd never found a decent chippy. I'm sure the fish was great, but the chips were always rubbish. We moved to a new place, that happened to be round the corner from a chip shop we hadn't been to yet, and it was the only one I've found that did chips I actually like, and we got chippy tea from there quite often.

Several years later, my brother, his wife, and their kids are over, and my dad goes round to the chippy to get everyone's food. He comes back with honestly the biggest grin on his face that I have ever seen, because after some 15 years of living here, he'd found a chip shop that did scraps. It might have been the happiest day of his life.

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I've started to ask for the fish and the chips to be packed separately and the texture of the batter is much nicer. Stays crispier all around by the time it gets home. I look forward to being judged on this action by everyone in this thread.

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Just now, Chest Rockwell said:

I've started to ask for the fish and the chips to be packed separately and the texture of the batter is much nicer. Stays crispier all around by the time it gets home. I look forward to being judged on this action by everyone in this thread.

I've never been to a chippy that didn't do that. Must be another North/South thing

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