We’ve all had our chips…

According to a report in this morning’s Independent (‘the paper that favours a fat-free diet’, so we know it watches the waistline), a British restaurant has broken the world record for the largest portion of fish and chips ever fried.

Scawsby Fisheries, in Doncaster, served up a whopping 33lb of battered cod, to accompany an even more whopping 64lb worth of chips.  This shattered the previous world record held by a restaurant in Boston, USA.

Apparently,  two garden forks were needed to lift the fish out of the fryer.  There are no reports on how much newspaper was required to wrap up the portion.   (A hundred copies of the Sunday Times was Mrs C’s guess, and she’s probably not far wrong.)

There was also no word on whether the customer in question asked for onion rings, or a couple of slices of buttered bread to make himself a sandwich.   As to quantities of salt, vinegar and ketchup involved, the mind boggles.

A spokesman said, ‘We’re proud of our achievement.’

Well they shouldn’t be.

Leaving aside the grisly thought of what freak of nature had to be caught and battered to produce a piece of cod that size,  it sends out the wrong signal to a nation struggling to heave itself off the couch at the best of times.

Here’s a photo of the ‘triumph’ – and a hint as to what prompted the so-called ‘record’ in the first place.

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Haven’t we forgotten something?

(Eric Pickles MP – in case anyone’s confused!)

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That’s better.


Thought for the Day

‘I knew he was a bit of a gourmet when I invited him over for an evening of wine, women and song, and he asked me what type of wine.’

Bernard Fling

(Still with us)


About Chester Crump

Chester J Crump has spent a lifetime in cheese. His company, CC Cheese Ltd, was voted Door to Door magazine’s ‘Smallest Retailer of the Year’ from 1985-2007. Cheddar Today described him as ‘Chester Crump, aged 45’, while the UK’s most successful broadsheet, The Daily Telegraph, has never mentioned him at all. In his spare time, and under a completely different name, Chester has written gags and sketches for a wide range of TV and radio shows both in the UK and mainland Europe (BBC1, ITV, S4C, Radio 2, Radio 4 and the World Service – among others). A published writer for children, teenagers and adults, he has also performed stand-up comedy across Yorkshire and, in 2011, at the Edinburgh Fringe. Ten years ago, he was rumoured to be the constant companion of Sarah Michelle Gellar – TV’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and, more recently, that girl out of EastEnders whose name no one can remember. When he’s not writing his blog, Chester attends second-hand hat conventions, and has what many believe to be the largest collection of used headgear in Yorkshire. He is married to a woman, and lives in a house. All the above is completely true – with the possible exception of the bits about cheese. And Buffy. And EastEnders. And hats.
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4 Responses to We’ve all had our chips…

  1. Dean Gregory says:

    Oh my.

    How did I manage to overlook this?

  2. Pingback: Happy families… | Cheese Will Set Us Free

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