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2020-02-10 3:37:58 PM  
47 votes:
What monster removes the delicious batter?  It's half the reason to get the fried fish!
 
2020-02-10 2:25:18 PM  
19 votes:
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 3:37:53 PM  
15 votes:
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 3:58:51 PM  
14 votes:

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 4:34:06 PM  
12 votes:

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 3:43:33 PM  
12 votes:

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 3:48:58 PM  
11 votes:
Not only do you eat the batter on the fish, you ask for batter scraps as a topper to your chips.
 
2020-02-10 3:40:10 PM  
11 votes:
Well, I see the right-minded people have already spoken and denounced the idiot FTFA.
 
2020-02-10 3:44:44 PM  
9 votes:

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 3:50:57 PM  
7 votes:
"MOAR BATTER"

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2020-02-10 3:46:44 PM  
7 votes:
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 3:42:25 PM  
6 votes:
Something that leave [the batter on] and [let the batter] remain supporters can finally agree on: that person is an arsehole.
 
2020-02-10 3:49:08 PM  
5 votes:
Either that person isn't actually British or they need to have their citizenship revoked.
 
2020-02-10 3:41:40 PM  
5 votes:
I AM MAD. MAD ENOUGH TO KILL.

 
2020-02-10 4:06:21 PM  
4 votes:

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 3:56:24 PM  
4 votes:

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 3:47:37 PM  
4 votes:
No one peels off the batter.
 
2020-02-10 3:46:56 PM  
4 votes:

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 3:45:39 PM  
4 votes:
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2020-02-10 4:34:41 PM  
3 votes:

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 3:53:12 PM  
3 votes:
Of course you eat the batter. What a stupid thing to even debate.
 
2020-02-10 6:11:41 PM  
2 votes:

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 6:10:45 PM  
2 votes:

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 4:45:31 PM  
2 votes:

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 4:19:30 PM  
2 votes:
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 4:17:33 PM  
2 votes:
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 4:11:13 PM  
2 votes:
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There is some precedent. The crimped part of a pasty was not meant to be eaten.
 
2020-02-10 4:05:06 PM  
2 votes:
You eat it. Sometimes that's the only part you eat
 
2020-02-10 3:56:58 PM  
2 votes:

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 3:40:25 PM  
2 votes:
Oh i'de hang onto that batter. You're going to need it once the full range of consequences of Brexit start kicking in.
 
2020-02-11 10:09:58 AM  
1 vote:

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.
 
2020-02-10 8:06:46 PM  
1 vote:

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.
 
2020-02-10 6:42:24 PM  
1 vote:

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 5:47:19 PM  
1 vote:

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 5:18:24 PM  
1 vote:

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 4:57:50 PM  
1 vote:

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 4:51:19 PM  
1 vote:

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 4:46:11 PM  
1 vote:
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.
 
2020-02-10 4:35:24 PM  
1 vote:

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 4:34:25 PM  
1 vote:

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 4:17:03 PM  
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2020-02-10 4:11:13 PM  
1 vote:

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 3:55:39 PM  
1 vote:
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 3:52:21 PM  
1 vote:
I'd be more worried about Eel Pies before the fish and chips issue.

/darker beer=better fish and chips
 
2020-02-10 3:05:00 PM  
1 vote:

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.
 
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