The Chip Butty - A Greasy Guilty Pleasure!
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
How do you feel after eating a chip butty?
The Greasy Chip Butty Song
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!