Tuesday

Fish and chips a l'orange

Seems like I've started a trend. Shortly after announcing my intention to leave the cosy, leafy Harborne suburban life in favour of the slightly edgier (but in my opinion far cooler) surrounds of Bearwood, my neighbours followed suit. Last night they took posession of the keys to their new palace and added another couple of names to the Bearwood exodus.

Following tradition, we christened the house with a meal of take-away fish and chips (eaten from the paper with fingers of course), sat on the floor. A couple of people had recommended the Lightwoods Fish Bar as the place to go to so, off Rob and I went and, 15 minutes later, returned with enough food to feed a small army - well, 4 normal people plus me and Harry, the dog. We were a little surprised, when we unwrapped the packages, to find that the chips were bright orange. Blogger orange if you will. They looked more like Cheesy Poofs than the chips I'm used to. Now, can anyone tell me, is this normal? They don't make chips like that in Harborne - or anywhere else in Brum I've had chips from. They tasted normal enough.

Perhaps it's a Bearwood thing? What next, purple pasta?

15 Comments:

Blogger Susannah said...

oh god, that's just wrong - Wrong! were they sweet potato chips? no, that doesn't help - it's still wrong :-)

12:35 pm  
Blogger Pub said...

Nope, I thought they might be sweet potato chips (Yam Yam chips perhaps? - we are in Sandwell and Dudley district now I suppose) but they seemed to be regular chips in all but colour.

Just as well I only eat fish n chips once in a blue moon

1:04 pm  
Blogger deetour said...

Were they good? Or was the orangeness of them too much for you?

2:46 pm  
Blogger Mad Woman said...

I'd say you've been tangoed! Have to say they do look quite disgusting but then I know you and if you were hungry .....

3:49 pm  
Blogger Madeleine said...

Are you sure they weren't carotts? There is a can of beer in the picture, so clearly you had been drinking.

P.s. pleased to hear that your blogging habit has subsided.

10:43 pm  
Anonymous Luke said...

Did they have any kind of unpleasant after effects? If you drink too much guinness your poo turns black. Do orange chips turn your wee bright orange?

7:36 am  
Blogger Pub said...

@ Dee - They weren't bad, but then Fish and Chips eaten out of the paper always tastes good.

@ mad woman - You know me too well. There weren't many left

@ Madeleine - Deep fried carrots? That's just plain wrong

@ Luke - Happy to report, nothing out of the ordinary there :-s

7:39 am  
Anonymous jason k said...

The orange chips of which you speak are legendary throughout Bearwood and its environs... have been since I was a kiddie, and knee high to a charlotte potato.

As youngsters, if Mum and Dad were buying us chips, we would ask for them specifically. "Can we have ORANGE chips?" we would cry.

As far as I'm aware, they're unique (within the local area, at least).

In summary - don't be put off!

5:25 pm  
Anonymous daz said...

orange chips are popular throughout the black country. they are orange due to the batter they are coated with.

6:15 pm  
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orange chips are a black country speciality and are the daddy-o of the chip world.

http://www.expressandstar.com/2007/10/30/chips-cook-up-a-storm/

http://www.expressandstar.com/2007/11/19/orange-chips-our-invention/

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