May 30, 2011 11:54 pm
Updated: Jun. 1, 2011 10:51 am
I certainly hadn't planned on going this direction this evening (night for most of you!) but the question came up regarding the term "butty" from the British cuisine. Butty is simply a contraction of "buttered bread," and can contain any number of fillings...
basically a "SANDWICH" but simply called a "butty." A favorite, by the way on the show "Keeping Up Appearences" often asked for by the (undesireable husband) of Daisy... "They" lived in "council housing" and were certainly NOT of the caliber of Hyacinth
Bucket (it's "bookay...") considering that she owned a set of Royal Dalton china... with the "hand painted perriwinkles" of course!
Now, I mentioned that I, on occasion, like a "chip" butty. CHIPS are more what we call "steak fries," large, "meaty," and deep fried in a huge vat of LARD (at least when I lived that side of the puddle.) Thus, a "chip butty," is simply buttered bread sandwich
with a filling of hearty fries. I have no idea what "Onslo" liked on his "chip butty," but I like mine simply buttered bread, filled with warm "chips." I've only recently learned that a chip butty can be served with "tomato sauce," or "brown sauce..." aka,
Ketchup, or nearest thing I've found similar to brown sauce is simply a "steak sauce."
Many an evening, on my way home from the cinema with a few friends, it was quite common for us to "nip into" a Fish & Chip shop, each of us leaving with a few sheets of newspaper filled with glorioursly greasy chips... fresh from the fryer and hot as all can
be! My last residence there was an apt. with mom above a chip shop... I DO NOT recommend it! The scent of the fryers permeated every breath of air... Thankfully, it was not long after making this our abode, that I returned to the US... and have never lived
above a Fish & Chip shop again... but then, it's difficult to find "decent" fish & chips here... I'll bet as they won't use LARD as their frying medium!
So, friends, as late as it is, I'm guessing I should forget my original thought for tonight... not an issue really... Like it or not, I'm getting tired, and don't want to bore or confuse everyone! I could also go into my crazy endeavors for a bbq I went
to today, but that would be topic #3 and make things even WORSE...
So, I hope we all took a few minutes to remember the meaning of "Memorial Day," thank any and all who have left us while serving our country, and the many who are overseas... Were my dad still alive, he would have travelled to my uncle's, and they would have
visited the cemetaries to plant flowers... I doubt that happened this year... the "meaning" seems to have been lost through the generations...
Be well, be crazy... REMEMBER...