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2020-02-10 2:14:39 PM  
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2020-02-10 2:25:18 PM  
That's just flat out wrong. What I wouldn't give for some beer battered fish right now, I'm on keto, I just want to eat some goddamned carbs.
 
2020-02-10 3:05:00 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: That's just flat out wrong. What I wouldn't give for some beer battered fish right now, I'm on keto, I just want to eat some goddamned carbs.


Amen to that!

Fish sandwich season is just around the corner. I don't know how I'll make it.
 
2020-02-10 3:37:53 PM  
Not all northerners are as misguided as the fool who posted that tweet - I've never known anyone peel the batter off and throw it away!
 
2020-02-10 3:37:58 PM  
What monster removes the delicious batter?  It's half the reason to get the fried fish!
 
2020-02-10 3:40:10 PM  
Well, I see the right-minded people have already spoken and denounced the idiot FTFA.
 
2020-02-10 3:40:25 PM  
Oh i'de hang onto that batter. You're going to need it once the full range of consequences of Brexit start kicking in.
 
2020-02-10 3:41:40 PM  
I AM MAD. MAD ENOUGH TO KILL.

 
2020-02-10 3:41:44 PM  
Mushy peas. Yummy,.
 
2020-02-10 3:42:25 PM  
Something that leave [the batter on] and [let the batter] remain supporters can finally agree on: that person is an arsehole.
 
2020-02-10 3:43:00 PM  
What would happen if Betty Crocker and Roberto Clemente got married and had kids?

You would get some awesome batters.
 
2020-02-10 3:43:33 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: That's just flat out wrong. What I wouldn't give for some beer battered fish right now, I'm on keto, I just want to eat some goddamned carbs.


No one is "on keto".  That's crap.  You lose weight because you take in less fuel than you expend.  That's it.  No magic.  Keto as an excuse to throttle intake due to pain-in-the-ass does indeed work, but give yourself a break and have a cookie, god damnit!  Any crash diet is unhealthy, so slow the roll and be persistent.  Losing weight on any diet aside from what you eat normally but smaller portions will yo yo as soon as you reach goal.

Yeah, I'm losing weight myself.  It's annoying and some days I'm hungry, but I'm sticking to it and haven't gone up.

Oh, and exercise.

And fish and chips are eaten with the batter on, you SAVAGES!
 
2020-02-10 3:44:44 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: That's just flat out wrong. What I wouldn't give for some beer battered fish right now, I'm on keto, I just want to eat some goddamned carbs.


So... go eat some.

Your ineffective, fad diet won't become any more effective or any less of a fad just because you ordered a basket of fried fish and french fries.

As an added bonus, you could start tomorrow off by doing something that might actually be healthy and result in real, long-lasting weight management.
 
2020-02-10 3:45:39 PM  
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2020-02-10 3:46:44 PM  
No matter how simple and self-explanatory something is, there's some idiot who doesn't get it. That tweet is from one of those.
 
2020-02-10 3:46:56 PM  

Averam: Not all northerners are as misguided as the fool who posted that tweet - I've never known anyone peel the batter off and throw it away!


The fool who posted that tweet is, predictably, from London. He probably thinks the mushy peas are guacamole.
 
2020-02-10 3:47:37 PM  
No one peels off the batter.
 
2020-02-10 3:48:05 PM  

mongbiohazard: No matter how simple and self-explanatory something is, there's some idiot who doesn't get it.

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2020-02-10 3:48:58 PM  
Throw away the batter. And don't eat the green ones.
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2020-02-10 3:48:58 PM  
Not only do you eat the batter on the fish, you ask for batter scraps as a topper to your chips.
 
2020-02-10 3:49:08 PM  
Either that person isn't actually British or they need to have their citizenship revoked.
 
2020-02-10 3:50:57 PM  
"MOAR BATTER"

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2020-02-10 3:52:21 PM  
I'd be more worried about Eel Pies before the fish and chips issue.

/darker beer=better fish and chips
 
2020-02-10 3:53:12 PM  
Of course you eat the batter. What a stupid thing to even debate.
 
2020-02-10 3:53:47 PM  

skozlaw: mongbiohazard: No matter how simple and self-explanatory something is, there's some idiot who doesn't get it.

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I eat Kit Kats like that.
 
2020-02-10 3:55:39 PM  
And you all claimed the Russians weren't trying to foment violence. What's this, eh? Have you met anyone from the North? They dip everything in batter, fry it, and eat it. Or pastry. Sometimes, it's battered pastry.
 
2020-02-10 3:56:24 PM  

Trocadero: skozlaw: mongbiohazard: No matter how simple and self-explanatory something is, there's some idiot who doesn't get it.

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I eat Kit Kats like that.


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2020-02-10 3:56:58 PM  

skozlaw: mongbiohazard: No matter how simple and self-explanatory something is, there's some idiot who doesn't get it.

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2020-02-10 3:58:51 PM  

Screaming Candle: swaniefrmreddeer: That's just flat out wrong. What I wouldn't give for some beer battered fish right now, I'm on keto, I just want to eat some goddamned carbs.

No one is "on keto".  That's crap.  You lose weight because you take in less fuel than you expend.  That's it.  No magic.  Keto as an excuse to throttle intake due to pain-in-the-ass does indeed work, but give yourself a break and have a cookie, god damnit!  Any crash diet is unhealthy, so slow the roll and be persistent.  Losing weight on any diet aside from what you eat normally but smaller portions will yo yo as soon as you reach goal.

Yeah, I'm losing weight myself.  It's annoying and some days I'm hungry, but I'm sticking to it and haven't gone up.

Oh, and exercise.

And fish and chips are eaten with the batter on, you SAVAGES!


As a carb junkie, I can't lose weight unless I'm on keto. Telling me to "have a cookie fer Christ's sake" is like telling an alcoholic to have a beer every now and again.

You think I'm bullshiating? I've literally had cake benders.
 
2020-02-10 4:05:06 PM  
You eat it. Sometimes that's the only part you eat
 
2020-02-10 4:06:21 PM  

Ambivalence: Screaming Candle: swaniefrmreddeer: That's just flat out wrong. What I wouldn't give for some beer battered fish right now, I'm on keto, I just want to eat some goddamned carbs.

No one is "on keto".  That's crap.  You lose weight because you take in less fuel than you expend.  That's it.  No magic.  Keto as an excuse to throttle intake due to pain-in-the-ass does indeed work, but give yourself a break and have a cookie, god damnit!  Any crash diet is unhealthy, so slow the roll and be persistent.  Losing weight on any diet aside from what you eat normally but smaller portions will yo yo as soon as you reach goal.

Yeah, I'm losing weight myself.  It's annoying and some days I'm hungry, but I'm sticking to it and haven't gone up.

Oh, and exercise.

And fish and chips are eaten with the batter on, you SAVAGES!

As a carb junkie, I can't lose weight unless I'm on keto. Telling me to "have a cookie fer Christ's sake" is like telling an alcoholic to have a beer every now and again.

You think I'm bullshiating? I've literally had cake benders.


I have tried skipping carbs before. Started fantasizing about toast.
 
2020-02-10 4:11:13 PM  
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There is some precedent. The crimped part of a pasty was not meant to be eaten.
 
2020-02-10 4:11:13 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Ambivalence: Screaming Candle: swaniefrmreddeer: That's just flat out wrong. What I wouldn't give for some beer battered fish right now, I'm on keto, I just want to eat some goddamned carbs.

No one is "on keto".  That's crap.  You lose weight because you take in less fuel than you expend.  That's it.  No magic.  Keto as an excuse to throttle intake due to pain-in-the-ass does indeed work, but give yourself a break and have a cookie, god damnit!  Any crash diet is unhealthy, so slow the roll and be persistent.  Losing weight on any diet aside from what you eat normally but smaller portions will yo yo as soon as you reach goal.

Yeah, I'm losing weight myself.  It's annoying and some days I'm hungry, but I'm sticking to it and haven't gone up.

Oh, and exercise.

And fish and chips are eaten with the batter on, you SAVAGES!

As a carb junkie, I can't lose weight unless I'm on keto. Telling me to "have a cookie fer Christ's sake" is like telling an alcoholic to have a beer every now and again.

You think I'm bullshiating? I've literally had cake benders.

I have tried skipping carbs before. Started fantasizing about toast.


Sourdough toast and cheese. Don't need to be on keto to fantasize about that.

Sourdough bread. Anytime, anywhere.

I am so farked. :(
 
2020-02-10 4:17:03 PM  
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2020-02-10 4:17:33 PM  
They mist have typed the wrong.  They must have meant throw away the fish and eat the crispy fried deliciousness?  They must have.
 
2020-02-10 4:19:30 PM  
As I've posted here before, one restaurant I worked at sold the little batter crumbles made to make a bed for the fish to lay on under a warmer for 10 cents.   They were popular with the HS kids waiting for the bus after ball practice.
 
2020-02-10 4:20:27 PM  

Ivo Shandor: [d1w08k6jyi290b.cloudfront.net image 602x375]
There is some precedent. The crimped part of a pasty was not meant to be eaten.


Do they crimp it with poison or something?
 
2020-02-10 4:24:21 PM  
Another person who probably throws away the cone from their ice cream.
 
2020-02-10 4:29:44 PM  
So when you make fritters should you toss the entire thing in the trash?
 
2020-02-10 4:30:33 PM  

Ambivalence: Screaming Candle: swaniefrmreddeer: That's just flat out wrong. What I wouldn't give for some beer battered fish right now, I'm on keto, I just want to eat some goddamned carbs.

No one is "on keto".  That's crap.  You lose weight because you take in less fuel than you expend.  That's it.  No magic.  Keto as an excuse to throttle intake due to pain-in-the-ass does indeed work, but give yourself a break and have a cookie, god damnit!  Any crash diet is unhealthy, so slow the roll and be persistent.  Losing weight on any diet aside from what you eat normally but smaller portions will yo yo as soon as you reach goal.

Yeah, I'm losing weight myself.  It's annoying and some days I'm hungry, but I'm sticking to it and haven't gone up.

Oh, and exercise.

And fish and chips are eaten with the batter on, you SAVAGES!

As a carb junkie, I can't lose weight unless I'm on keto. Telling me to "have a cookie fer Christ's sake" is like telling an alcoholic to have a beer every now and again.

You think I'm bullshiating? I've literally had cake benders.


Cake is good food.
 
2020-02-10 4:32:15 PM  

Ivo Shandor: [d1w08k6jyi290b.cloudfront.net image 602x375]
There is some precedent. The crimped part of a pasty was not meant to be eaten.


Not originally, when the crust was essentially flour-paste, but it changed fairly far back. (pp604 of the Oxford Companion to Food).
 
2020-02-10 4:34:06 PM  

UltimaCS: Ivo Shandor: [d1w08k6jyi290b.cloudfront.net image 602x375]
There is some precedent. The crimped part of a pasty was not meant to be eaten.

Do they crimp it with poison or something?


Welsh coal miners with dirty hands.  Hold it by the corner and throw away the part that gets dirty.
 
2020-02-10 4:34:25 PM  

Ivo Shandor: [d1w08k6jyi290b.cloudfront.net image 602x375]
There is some precedent. The crimped part of a pasty was not meant to be eaten.


I figured that the average worker didn't have much chance to wash up before lunch, so if you were shovelling cow shiat you'd want to leave that part. But according to the article, most of the Cornish workers worked in the mines, where they were hands-deep in lead and arsenic as well.
 
2020-02-10 4:34:41 PM  

UltimaCS: Ivo Shandor: [d1w08k6jyi290b.cloudfront.net image 602x375]
There is some precedent. The crimped part of a pasty was not meant to be eaten.

Do they crimp it with poison or something?


I believe it's because they were originally lunch for coal miners and the thick crimped part gave them something to hold onto with their dirty dirty hands. So they didn't have to eat coal dust for lunch. Too bad they didn't think about breathing and died of the black lung anyways.
 
2020-02-10 4:35:24 PM  

stuhayes2010: No one peels off the batter.


If it's any good. I've had fish and chips with thick, doughy, barely-cooked batter which really had to be thrown away, even though the fish was fine. The Carfax Chippy was like that in the 80s.
 
2020-02-10 4:36:22 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: That's just flat out wrong. What I wouldn't give for some beer battered fish right now, I'm on keto, I just want to eat some goddamned carbs.


Ha ha Simpsons gif
 
2020-02-10 4:41:14 PM  
peel off the batter and throw it away.

then throw away the fish and go get better food.

with that said, I eat roasted & salted peanuts with the shell on.

/fiber
 
2020-02-10 4:41:48 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Started fantasizing about toast.


I had a dream last night about eating a ciabatta bun, why that specific type of bun, I couldn't tell you.
 
2020-02-10 4:45:31 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: That's just flat out wrong. What I wouldn't give for some beer battered fish right now, I'm on keto, I just want to eat some goddamned carbs.


I've had success with using flax seeds and oven baking.

Or you can use ground pork rinds and Parmesan cheese (get the real deal, not Kraft) and being careful with pan frying. It's how I made my keto chicken nuggets.
 
2020-02-10 4:46:11 PM  
Makes sense.  When I cook scrambled eggs for breakfast, I crack the egg open and throw out the eggshell.  Then, when I'm done cooking, I eat the scrambled eggs and throw out the frying pan.  I tried throwing out the stove, too, but only threw out my back.
 
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