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June 13th, 2018 at 2:21:45 PM permalink
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Those are Potatos Au Gratin



Oh. Thanks.

Had ~12oz of chocolate milk for breakfast. 2%, somewhat chilled, Hershey's syrup only. About an 8:1 ratio, stirred with a 40yr old stainless steel butter knife in a 16oz lime green Wal-Mart plastic cup.

~7 wint-o-green Lifesavers.

4oz water drawn directly from existing civic infrastructure.
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June 13th, 2018 at 2:32:10 PM permalink
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Gordon Ramsay has a fish and chip restaurant at the Linq in vegas.

LOL. Just read a page about Gordon's idea of a chip shop.
"The hand-cut chips will be served slightly salted or seasoned with truffle and parmesan; chipotle, jalapeño and chorizo; or cacciatore spice and fresh basil."

LOL. That's about as 'typical English' as Dick Van Dyke.

English chippys give you the following choice of seasoning and garnish:
Salt,
(Malt) Vinegar
Salt and Vinegar
Nothing.

And proper chippies invested in potato peeling and cutting machines in the 1960s. When he says 'hand-cut chips' he means someone tipped the bucket of spuds into the machine and turned it on.
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June 13th, 2018 at 2:37:02 PM permalink
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Oh. Thanks.

Had ~12oz of chocolate milk for breakfast. 2%, somewhat chilled, Hershey's syrup only. About an 8:1 ratio, stirred with a 40yr old stainless steel butter knife in a 16oz lime green Wal-Mart plastic cup.

~7 wint-o-green Lifesavers.

4oz water drawn directly from existing civic infrastructure.

You haven't got the hang of this poncy European marketing lingo have you?

Had to google your Polo Mints
[Goes away to look up poncy in case it's offensive in your neck of the woods]
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June 13th, 2018 at 2:40:29 PM permalink
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Yes, 'jus' is diiferent to what my parents would think of as gravy. it's usually more runny and often flavoured with wine. More like 'meat juice' Which sounds pretty gross to me.

I'll ask about your country's interpretation of chips/french fries, which are considered quite different things here. (We'll set aside the thought of your use of 'chips' to mean potato crisps)

French fries are what we get from the likes of McDonalds: Potatoes cut to square profile of around 7mm thickness and often quite long. Generally deep fried in vegetable oil (rape seed, sunflower, or similar)

To us, chips are a lot chunkier and cut to 13-18mm thickness. The best chips are hand cut and not uniform in size and then deep fried in beef fat (dripping) or pork fat (lard). Chip shops of my youth always used hard beef fat, but just because it was deemed 'bad for us' and possibly because it's more expensive, beef fat or pigs lard has fallen out of favour commercially. Bloody delicious at home though.
The rather posh restaurant that I went to tonight does the best chips I've ever eaten outside my own home. I think they blanch them and twice fry them. Most restaurant's here use frozen pre-cut chips which are an abomination. Pretty much every UK town and village has one or many proper 'Fish and chip' shops, though some are awful places that sell kebabs, pizza, french fries etc. The best UK chippies tend to be owned and run by families of Italian, Greek or Cypriot ethnicity.

Oh, and assuming Gordon Ramsey is not a member here, can I call him a p***k?

Every bloody episode he does is to the same script and he's absolutely not a well respected chef here. The b*****n puts oil in the water he boils pasta in. A disgrace :o)


Thereís really not much differentiation in names between the types of French fries in America. But often thin fries like McDonalds are called shoestring fries, and thick ones like you mentioned are often called Steakhouse Fries.

Biscuit also means something totally different here.

Iím not even sure what your masked insults towards GR are lol. Punk? And something else? Anyway, I put salt and oil in my pasta water too, so I am taking that as a personal insult, 3 days ;)
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June 13th, 2018 at 2:44:32 PM permalink
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Thereís really not much differentiation in names between the types of French fries in America. But often thin fries like McDonalds are called shoestring fries, and thick ones like you mentioned are often called Steakhouse Fries.



I think our steak fries are what the English would call chips.
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June 13th, 2018 at 2:48:32 PM permalink
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I think our steak fries are what the English would call chips.

Maybe. Not really a familiar term here. At about 13mm they are 'Chips' and never french fries. At about 18mm they become 'Chunky chips'
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June 13th, 2018 at 2:49:27 PM permalink
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Maybe. Not really a familiar term here. At about 13mm they are 'Chips' and never french fries. At about 18mm they become 'Chunky chips'


Yea Iím going to need you to convert those measurements to freedom units.....
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June 13th, 2018 at 2:49:38 PM permalink
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You haven't got the hang of this poncy European marketing lingo have you?


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June 13th, 2018 at 3:18:39 PM permalink
Quote: OnceDear

I suppose you don't like fancy restaurants



I eat out twice a year, on my bday and my
wife's. I hate it. The food is always over
priced and bad, I can do so much better
at home. I can't remember the last time
I had good restaurant food. People think
it's good because A., they didn't have
to make it. And B., they wouldn't know
good food if it bit them on the arse.
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June 13th, 2018 at 3:30:20 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I can't remember the last time I had good restaurant food.
People think it's good because
A., they didn't have to make it.
And
B., they wouldn't know good food if it bit them on the arse.


Or
C., they have tried lots of alternatives and don't base their judgement on a jaded twice a year experience.
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