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Have Fray Bentos pies got smaller?

Not had one for about 30 years, but passed them in Tesco and they looked tiny compared to years ago, or have my eyes just go bigger.

They always remind me of 'Early Doors', Phil Mealys character always came in the grapes with one.

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Security guard at work dunks his toast in his brew I assume his dead mother is stuffed on the couch

£3 Tesco dip you chicken in egg, then this, then egg then this, leave it to set fry it.  Perfect fried chicken 

Bloody hell just been in aldi too. Love duck. Will have to give it a try. 

Just now, Youri McAnespie said:

Cheese and Leek fucking pies, but nowt moist..?

Savvern cants.

Chippies in the south are invariably crap.

Kebab/Pizza/allsorts takeaways that try and do fish and chips are bastards too, location unimportant.

They do gravy, in fact I've been to loads down here and never found one that doesn't

 

You're right about chicken shops, pizza places and kebab shops trying to do fish and chips, they're nearly always terrible

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56 minutes ago, Youri McAnespie said:

Cooked veg can be frozen too - but needs to be in a sauce of some kind.

A quick white sauce or tomato sauce.

I also use the 1kg bags of frozen mix veg - cauli, broccoli, carrots, french beans...£1 a bag and no prep or wastage.

Only for myself mind, wouldn't cheat in company.

I've been blanching unused broccoli, carrots and cabbage and sticking them in the freezer and all good so far.

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Southern chippies are good - had some of the best fish down here. There's a belting one in Margate. Our local is decent as well.

As Sweep says not been in a chippy that doesn't do gravy or mushy peas. You won't get a babbys head though.

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6 minutes ago, Youri McAnespie said:

Cheese and Leek fucking pies, but nowt moist..?

Savvern cants.

Chippies in the south are invariably crap.

Kebab/Pizza/allsorts takeaways that try and do fish and chips are bastards too, location unimportant.

Any takeaway that does more than one nations food should be avoided. In fact it should be a law that mix and match of food by originating nation is punishable by prison  

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5 minutes ago, Sweep said:

They do gravy, in fact I've been to loads down here and never found one that doesn't

 

You're right about chicken shops, pizza places and kebab shops trying to do fish and chips, they're nearly always terrible

Our local one does kebabs as well, and i have to say its spot on, if you are ever in Shortlands, try the village chippy.

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I still think that you could ever beat the curry sauce that Rice n Easy opposite Burnden used to serve - made even better by the fact the woman who served it had a head the size of a pumpkin. I've never had another chip shop curry sauce like it, and I've tried fucking loads

Is Rice n Easy still there? - I presume it's long gone

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1 minute ago, Ani said:

Any takeaway that does more than one nations food should be avoided. In fact it should be a law that mix and match of food by originating nation is punishable by prison  

I gt what you mean, places like the all you can eat buffets - there is one in the 02 - avoid at all costs. But Ilove the street food places here now and there's a whole mx of stuff you can get. If you are ever in Elephant and Castle this place is excellent https://www.mercatometropolitano.com/mmarketplace/elephant-castle-trading-partners/

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20 minutes ago, Mr Grey said:

Have Fray Bentos pies got smaller?

Not had one for about 30 years, but passed them in Tesco and they looked tiny compared to years ago, or have my eyes just go bigger.

They always remind me of 'Early Doors', Phil Mealys character always came in the grapes with one.

Duffy? Bloody love early doors. One of the best sitcoms made. Watched it twice live too. 

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14 minutes ago, Not in Crawley said:

I gt what you mean, places like the all you can eat buffets - there is one in the 02 - avoid at all costs. But Ilove the street food places here now and there's a whole mx of stuff you can get. If you are ever in Elephant and Castle this place is excellent https://www.mercatometropolitano.com/mmarketplace/elephant-castle-trading-partners/

Ahh no problem with that approach  I am talking about takeaways offering donners pizzas burgers etc under the same roof  and from the same kitchen  

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6 minutes ago, Ani said:

Ahh no problem with that approach  I am talking about takeaways offering donners pizzas burgers etc under the same roof  and from the same kitchen  

Yeah - I suppose they do alright after a skinfull for a dirty burger though.

Actually there's a lace opposite Victoria station which is great - might be worth it when folk are on awaydays again. Decent beer as well. Plus Nova is great round there - its got one of my favourit places to eat - Bone Daddies, great for a weekend meal out https://bonedaddies.com/ The Pork Pork Chilli Ramen is so good.

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29 minutes ago, Not in Crawley said:

Southern chippies are good - had some of the best fish down here. There's a belting one in Margate. Our local is decent as well.

As Sweep says not been in a chippy that doesn't do gravy or mushy peas. You won't get a babbys head though.

I was just lazily stereotyping - 90% of my southern (non-coast) chippy visits I've probably been so inebriated as to be unaware of moist options and/or of the 'eating is cheating' mindset and present under duress from cheating colleagues.

I think most coastal chippies are good.

 

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I ate a whole cauliflower the other night - tossed in olive oil, lemon, salt and garlic then chucked in the air fryer.

After a sleepless night of farting like an overused porn starlet, I then shat out what felt like a decades worth of guts.

A colonic irrigation for 79 new pence.

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Just now, Youri McAnespie said:

I was just lazily stereotyping - 90% of my southern (non-coast) chippy visits I've probably been so inebriated as to be unaware of moist options and/or of the 'eating is cheating' mindset and present under duress from cheating colleagues.

I think most coastal chippies are good.

 

Its the chips though. Just not the same.

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Just now, Youri McAnespie said:

I had salt and pepper chips once from a highly recommended chinese chippy in Cumbria - they were fucking fried oven chips, and no birdseye chillies either...

Utter shite.

 

I've been conned into that one as well. Steer clear.

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4 minutes ago, Spider said:

I ate a whole cauliflower the other night - tossed in olive oil, lemon, salt and garlic then chucked in the air fryer.

After a sleepless night of farting like an overused porn starlet, I then shat out what felt like a decades worth of guts.

A colonic irrigation for 79 new pence.

You should've prayed to Allah before bedtime...

Not recommended if you've form for following through (and don't own a dog).

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1 minute ago, Youri McAnespie said:

You should've prayed to Allah before bedtime...

Not recommended if you've form for following through (and don't own a dog).

By the third visit I would have worshipped Satan if it meant an end to what felt like a ruptured slurry silo

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37 minutes ago, bolton_blondie said:

Duffy? Bloody love early doors. One of the best sitcoms made. Watched it twice live too. 

Agreed, without doubt, its genius. 

I would recommend it to anyone who has never seen it, you will not be disappointed.

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6 minutes ago, Spider said:

By the third visit I would have worshipped Satan if it meant an end to what felt like a ruptured slurry silo

I meant adopting the Bālāsana yoga pose, which looks like prostration to the one true God, helps expel gases...

Who but a maniac would eat a whole cauli and expect any other outcome though?

I refuse to eat parsnips as they blow me up like The Hindenberg - a pity as I love a roast carrot, parsnip, swede combo with Sunday dinner.

And @Mr Grey
Fray Bentos are definitely smaller - they used to be just shy of small dinner plate size.

In fact I bet bedsit dossers kept them for use as plates back in the 80's...

 

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1 hour ago, Mr Grey said:

Have Fray Bentos pies got smaller?

Not had one for about 30 years, but passed them in Tesco and they looked tiny compared to years ago, or have my eyes just go bigger.

They always remind me of 'Early Doors', Phil Mealys character always came in the grapes with one.

Meat in a tin is wrong

No exceptions 

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7 hours ago, bolton_blondie said:

Bloody hell just been in aldi too. Love duck. Will have to give it a try. 

Don’t forget spring onions & cucumber, you get 12 pancakes so you’ll need help to finish it. 

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