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Ant
2020-02-10 4:46:32 PM  
I prefer non-fried fish to fried, but to suggest that you shouldn't eat the batter on fried fish is just stupid. If you don't want fried fish don't farking order fried fish!
 
Ant
2020-02-10 4:47:36 PM  

Original: Original Tweet:


British copy of KenM?
 
2020-02-10 4:51:19 PM  

shortymac: 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.


My wife promised me mozza sticks tonight. She's making them with crushed up pork rinds, I hope they satisfy some of my cravings. It's been 2 weeks now and I'm down over 10 lbs, it's working, but I'm miserable, if  it wasn't for my kids, I'd be fine dying a young happy fat guy.
 
2020-02-10 4:55:32 PM  
I, too, hope to lose weight on a diet of mozzarella cheese and pork rinds.

You know, for the kids.
 
2020-02-10 4:57:50 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!


Ketosis is a very real thing, and I'm on this diet with my doctor's supervision. I have a lot of weight to lose, keto is a good way to shed pounds quickly, but it isn't sustainable, I will have to transition into something like the Mediterranean diet. I know full well if I go back into my old eating habits I will put all the weight back on quickly.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketos​i​s
 
2020-02-10 5:05:46 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: 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.


I had that exact same dream, about Jennifer Lopez
 
2020-02-10 5:10:23 PM  

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


If I take fish and chips down into a coal mine with no knives and forks I might peel the batter off too.
 
2020-02-10 5:14:08 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: shortymac: 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.

My wife promised me mozza sticks tonight. She's making them with crushed up pork rinds, I hope they satisfy some of my cravings. It's been 2 weeks now and I'm down over 10 lbs, it's working, but I'm miserable, if  it wasn't for my kids, I'd be fine dying a young happy fat guy.


Hang in there, the first few weeks are the worst as your body adjusts to living without the constant sugar high modern society has us in.

I always make sure to have some go-to low carb snacks around like nuts in case of cravings.
 
2020-02-10 5:15:12 PM  

knbwhite: 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.


Those are called 'scraps'. Mmmmmmm, scraps...
 
2020-02-10 5:18:24 PM  

FDR Jones: I, too, hope to lose weight on a diet of mozzarella cheese and pork rinds.

You know, for the kids.


A proper keto diet includes a lot of low-carb veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, lettuce, etc.

I eat a way more diverse diet than most people on the classic modern american diet.

So people live off of bagels for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, and pasta for dinner but think I have a limited diet.

\Radishes are an amazing potato sub, both daikon and regular
 
2020-02-10 5:26:02 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?


Their remaining teeth.
 
2020-02-10 5:27:08 PM  
I had gastric bypass 20+ years ago and yes I still have fried chicken/fish but I have always NOT eaten the grease soaked crispies.......don't need the "Dumping Syndrome" w/the sweats, heart palpitations and the feeling of I never shoulda ate that!!!

I can't eat that much anyway anymore, so I don't waste the room on batters, breads, sugar laden sweets, mayo, and non hand squeezed juices etc.......

I cook more at home.......junk, fast and fast foods kept my 356 pounds (day of surgery) on.....not eating the stuffs listed and more keeps my weight at 165 for the last 20 years.

So in my case no batters are up in my game!!
 
2020-02-10 5:27:30 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: 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.


Out pillow shopping now?
 
2020-02-10 5:46:02 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.


Are you my wife?

"...what happened to the cake I just bought?"

"I was hungry."
 
2020-02-10 5:47:19 PM  

Ant: I prefer non-fried fish to fried, but to suggest that you shouldn't eat the batter on fried fish is just stupid. If you don't want fried fish don't farking order fried fish!


I wonder how those air friers do.
 
2020-02-10 5:50:54 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: 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.


Does the local Italian bakery have a sexy cashier?
 
2020-02-10 6:08:22 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: swaniefrmreddeer: 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.

Out pillow shopping now?


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2020-02-10 6:10:45 PM  

FarkinNortherner: 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.


You mean Peter Mandelson?

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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?


Cornish miners used to eat with their hands in their break, while at the mine face. Their hands would be filthy so they'd hold the pastie by the crimped edge and eat the rest. That edge would of course end up filthy and so be thrown away.

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Ant: I prefer non-fried fish to fried, but to suggest that you shouldn't eat the batter on fried fish is just stupid. If you don't want fried fish don't farking order fried fish!

I wonder how those air friers do.


I got one. It's great. Chips, hash browns, fish fingers, garlic mushrooms etc, all come out great, and fast.

And yeah, throw out the batter? That's insane. I have never seen anyone do that. Ever.
 
2020-02-10 6:11:41 PM  

Ambivalence: 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. :(


https://www.sidechef.com/recipes/2941​2​/keto_sourdough_bread/
 
2020-02-10 6:18:45 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.


So not to set you off or anything, but what exactly is involved with cake benders? Is it just pounding one cake? Is it multiple cakes? Do you get a variety or do you stick with chocolate or something? What's the time frame here?

I imagine that if I went on a cake bender I would prefer a variety of cakes, like one of those cheesecake samplers or something with the different flavors for a likely total of no more than two full-size cakes, and it would last no more than 12 hours after which I would puke and/or die from sugar overload. But I'd also probably like coffee with it and the caffeine wouldn't help matters any.

/eat the batter
//and the crust on a pasty
///you can skip the mushy peas though. And the baked beans. Why are British veg usually mushy?
 
2020-02-10 6:41:54 PM  
From the comments:
This is like those Americans who insist on peeling the icing off fruit cake because it's "just there to preserve the cake", rather than they don't like it


Like, WTF is he talking about?  Fruit cake?  Is there some lost-in-translation thing going on here?
 
2020-02-10 6:42:24 PM  

sensitive yet dangerous: 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.

So not to set you off or anything, but what exactly is involved with cake benders? Is it just pounding one cake? Is it multiple cakes? Do you get a variety or do you stick with chocolate or something? What's the time frame here?

I imagine that if I went on a cake bender I would prefer a variety of cakes, like one of those cheesecake samplers or something with the different flavors for a likely total of no more than two full-size cakes, and it would last no more than 12 hours after which I would puke and/or die from sugar overload. But I'd also probably like coffee with it and the caffeine wouldn't help matters any.

/eat the batter
//and the crust on a pasty
///you can skip the mushy peas though. And the baked beans. Why are British veg usually mushy?


Let's be clear about one thing: cheesecake is a pie.
 
2020-02-10 6:46:32 PM  

knbwhite: 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.


Yes, Welsh coal miners are why we have Cornish pasties.
 
2020-02-10 6:58:19 PM  
FDR Jones:

Let's be clear about one thing: cheesecake is a pie.

Yes, but I was using that as an example of multi-flavor pack. I don't go on enough cake benders to know if there are purveyors of multi-flavor cake packs like that, except maybe in cupcake form, and cheesecake is probably too heavy for bender-ing anyway.
 
2020-02-10 7:03:19 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 7:06:33 PM  
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2020-02-10 7:08:28 PM  

FDR Jones: sensitive yet dangerous: 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.

So not to set you off or anything, but what exactly is involved with cake benders? Is it just pounding one cake? Is it multiple cakes? Do you get a variety or do you stick with chocolate or something? What's the time frame here?

I imagine that if I went on a cake bender I would prefer a variety of cakes, like one of those cheesecake samplers or something with the different flavors for a likely total of no more than two full-size cakes, and it would last no more than 12 hours after which I would puke and/or die from sugar overload. But I'd also probably like coffee with it and the caffeine wouldn't help matters any.

/eat the batter
//and the crust on a pasty
///you can skip the mushy peas though. And the baked beans. Why are British veg usually mushy?

Let's be clear about one thing: cheesecake is a pie.


There's always that one person that want to start a fight.
/ Sits back, with popcorn.
// Let's get ready to...
 
2020-02-10 7:09:51 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 tried keto and actually gained weight on it. Lost it once I went back to eating my regular diet. Guess keto doesn't work for everyone.

/now I just have to find what works for me...
 
2020-02-10 7:10:10 PM  

Shagbert: knbwhite: 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.

Yes, Welsh coal miners are why we have Cornish pasties.


Cornish tin miners, the Welsh coal miners have the same thing, with an unpronounceable name.
 
2020-02-10 7:12:31 PM  

Dknsvsbl: Shagbert: knbwhite: 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.

Yes, Welsh coal miners are why we have Cornish pasties.

Cornish tin miners, the Welsh coal miners have the same thing, with an unpronounceable name.


And the Scots have the Forfar Bridie.
 
2020-02-10 7:28:15 PM  

knbwhite: 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.


If by "Welsh" you mean Cornish, and by "coal" you mean tin, then you are correct!

/ csb, the crust was thrown as an offering to the spirits of dead miners, or "knockers" as they were known.
 
2020-02-10 8:04:23 PM  
Why would you throw out the batter?  That's what absorbs the cider vinegar.
 
2020-02-10 8:06:46 PM  

Alec Beevers: knbwhite: 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.

If by "Welsh" you mean Cornish, and by "coal" you mean tin, then you are correct!

/ csb, the crust was thrown as an offering to the spirits of dead miners, or "knockers" as they were known.


Yes, that is the traditional history. It seems it's sort of like the bourbon/whisky argument.  Research shows they were prepared and eaten by miners in other counties too, but tin miners in Cornwall is the most correct.
 
2020-02-11 10:09:58 AM  

Alwysadydrmr: 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 tried keto and actually gained weight on it. Lost it once I went back to eating my regular diet. Guess keto doesn't work for everyone.

/now I just have to find what works for me...


It can happen if you over-do the protein, protein can be converted into glucose by the body when there are not enough carbs for it. It's why healthy fats is are pretty important on keto. Some people also have issues with dairy products spiking their blood glucose as well.

It's what happened to me, it didn't click until I started tracking my food. I went keto vegetarian as an experiment for two weeks which kickstarted the weight loss again.

I highly recommend Dr. Jason Fung's fasting books, they've really helped me out a lot with losing weight, especially when paired with keto on non-fast days.

As a short woman any diet can be difficult because it's hard to either figure out the calories and ratios that are appropriate for me which adds extra work on a diet. Incorporating regular sensible fasting (multivitamins, broth, tea, not overdoing it) helps kickstart the weight loss process for me. No more need to anal retentively track calories and ratio limits or spend hours at the gym.

Every week in the new year I start a fast and just take it as long as it will go, if I'm legit hungry I will break the fast and eat, no major pressure as even a small fast helps weight loss. If I have a cheat meal I try a longer fast to balance it out.

Honestly, it's been a real game changer.
 
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