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The Chip Butty - A Greasy Guilty Pleasure!

Updated on September 20, 2014
Chip butty with ketchup
Chip butty with ketchup | Source

So What Exactly is a Chip Butty?

The Chip Butty is a marvellous carb laden invention, traditionally eaten as a late night snack after a few too many drinks to soak up the booze.

Anyone from the UK will know the famous chip butty, if you are not British you may wonder what an earth this is. Well, it's very simple, a butty comes from the north of England and means a sandwich. Chips are fries - but they must be thick cut. The bread is, with no variations, white and with butter. Add your sauce of choice and voila! A magnificent, calorific, greasy chip butty!

French Fries = Not Right

French fries do not make a good chip butty
French fries do not make a good chip butty | Source

The Perfect Chips for a Chip Butty

The correct chip for your butty is important, without the proper chip your butty will just be a poor imitation.

These look delicious, but French fries are too thin for a chip butty! They are too crispy, you need more potato and more soggy grease!

Stay away from the fast food chain and walk on by to find a good English chip shop to find some proper chips.

Fat Chips = Perfect!

Fat greasy chips make an excellent chip butty
Fat greasy chips make an excellent chip butty | Source

Perfect chip butty chips! Soft, greasy and fat. Pretty much how you will turn out if you eat these every day.

Deep fried chips from a chip shop are the best for your butty! Look at these beauties, mmmmm tasty!

Soft white bread makes the ideal chip butty
Soft white bread makes the ideal chip butty | Source

The Best Bread For A Chip Butty

No ciabatta, no sour dough, no brioche and nothing organic or looks like it is homemade!

And definitely NOT brown bread!

Now this is ideal, large white slices of bread buttered liberally. Perfect.

Now all you need to do is add your chips, a generous handful, add the sauce and place another buttered slice on the top.

Ketchup | Source

Sauce With Your Chip Butty?

I wouldn't choose any sauce myself, but the choice for your chip butty could be ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise (if you are feeling continental and fancy) or brown sauce. Plenty of salt and vinegar can/must be added too!

Blissed Out On Carbs... - Chip butties are pure carbs and fat!

How many calories are in a chip butty? Well, you can safely assume way over 300 calories. Very sinful and best avoided by slimmers. Ditto the saturated fat, an awful lot. Do you succumb to a cheeky chip butty after a night out on the town? Are you besieged by guilt afterwards? I am.

Chip butty with brown sauce
Chip butty with brown sauce | Source

How do you feel after eating a chip butty?

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The Greasy Chip Butty Song

Sung to the tune of "Annie's Song", the chip butty song is a football chant sung by the supporters of Sheffield United Football Club. Here are the lyrics:

You fill up my senses

You fill up my senses

Like a gallon of Magnet

Like a packet of woodbine

Like a good pinch of snuff

Like a night out in Sheffield

Like a greasy chip butty

Oh Sheffield United

Come thrill me again,

Nah nah nah nah nah nah oooh!

Check out the YouTube videos below to see it in action!

Have You Ever Succumbed To A Chip Butty? - Tell me about your chip butty experiences!

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      Karen1960 4 years ago

      Lovely! Especially when the butter starts to run :-)

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      Nathan 4 years ago from Ontario Canada

      My wife is English and she loves these things. Personally don't see the appeal. To starchy for me.

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      Arthur Russ 5 years ago from England

      Yep, love them, although I am from the South West the best chip butty I had was when visiting Scotland. We occasionally make our own chip butty as a quick treat when settling down for an evening of TV.

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      Barbara 5 years ago from USA

      I've never had anything like this but I think I would like the chips not the sandwich. I like you lens, Angel Blessed!

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      Gala98 5 years ago

      Love them! If we have takeaway, my Mum often pops in & pinches enough chips for her chip butty too :P

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