What do you put on your chips?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by DMBabe, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. DMBabe

    DMBabe Supporting Member

    On my extensive travels around this fair land, I have noticed a real discrepancy in the selection of condiments offered in chip shops.

    As a native of nearly Edinburgh, when you buy chips from a chip shop here you are offered salt and sauce (although vinegar is usually hidden in a dusty shelf far away and is available at request. The sauce mentioned is brown sauce diluted with vinegar and something else which no-one will tell you (must be unicorn wee the way they carry on), but try to make it at home and it's never the same. Luckily some chippies will sell you it. It is truly the best thing ever.... ask Mr Hibberd! This peculiar practice is only native to this area and around a 30 mile radius.

    Henceforth, the salt and vinegar debacle begins.

    So I ask all my learned friends here,

    What do they put on chips where you come from???
  2. WhatSharp?

    WhatSharp? Active Member

    Salt, Vinegar & Ketchup

    ( and none of that disgusting curry sauce muck!)

    Better still.... have a sausage instead :D
  3. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    ... or 1 of the two dozen other sauces that most "frites" shops offer over here

    vinegar: no way...
  4. gawber

    gawber Active Member

    Salt and vinegar or
    Salt, vinegar and ketchup or
    Salt, vinegar and brown sauce or
    Salt and salad cream

    Depends on what I fancy at the time!
  5. BrassFlyer

    BrassFlyer Member

    Mayonnaise is fav!
    Tomato Ketchup a close 2nd with Salt and Vinegar
  6. If from the chip shop then it's Salt, Vinegar and Brown Sauce.

    If it's chips done at home, then it's just a pinch of salt and then plenty of cheese, preferably an Ilchester Mexicana variety which gives you the cheesyness but follows with a kick of chilli's and peppers!
  7. My favourite is Chips with Gravy and lots of vinegar - though you i can only find that in the lovely north. Hmmm. Otherwise chips and sauce when in Edinburgh, perfect for a drunken walk home.
  8. michellegarbutt

    michellegarbutt Supporting Member

    Round here all the fish shops provide is salt and vinegar. Anything else you want you buy. I like tomato sauce on mine
  9. leisa

    leisa Active Member

    Cheese and mayo, or just mayo, or gravy or cheese and gravy
  10. themusicalrentboy

    themusicalrentboy Active Member


    do it like the Dutch.
  11. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    Well where i live our local chippie as been voted for the 2nd year running in the top 5 in thye country.
    Stonnal Fish Bar.
    Chips are just outstanding friendly service as well.
    I put on the old traditional Salt & Vinegar.
    By the way i come from West Midlands
  12. andywooler

    andywooler Supporting Member

    I would add a sausage of course
  13. Nuke

    Nuke Active Member

    Stuff on chips. Depends.

    Salt and vinegar normally but if I feel up for it then curry sauce with some tomato ketchup.
    Some people think thats crazy but I like it.
  14. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    More chips.
  15. leisa

    leisa Active Member

    It would be rude not to!
  16. brassbandmaestro

    brassbandmaestro Active Member

    Salt & vinegar and sometimes tom sauce.
  17. Mr Guinness

    Mr Guinness Member

    Might be just me, but I never put salt and vinegar on my chips. My taste buds don't seem to require the salt and I hate soggy chips with a passion.

    Every variety of sauce is fair game for me though!!!
  18. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Salt and malt vinegar for me, but occasionally go for salt and sauce. Goes great with proper sausages, not those imitation ones with batter on them in chip shops!
  19. James Yelland

    James Yelland Active Member

    Yes, I find it makes the words more difficult to sing. I'm sure the Bach Society doesn't approve.

    Actually, this thread reminds me of the very old joke:

    "We put manure on our rhubarb".

    "Oh. We put custard on ours".

    These jokes have been carbon-dated to c. 1700 AD.
  20. RobBari

    RobBari Member

    salt and vinegar if from chip shop, but salt and Hendersons sauce at home.

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