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Our old chip pan

Started by: i-spy (15034) 

everything that went into it - and it was everything - came out cooked perfectly.
it only got a fat change about once every 5,000 chips.
it nearly killed me - but I still miss it.

Started: 10th Nov 2012 at 10:43

Posted by: erontquay (inactive)

I knew and old guy who put a raw egg (no shell) into his chip pan to clean the hot fat/oil. I watched him do it,and the amount of cr** that was stuck to that egg was mind blowing. It certainly cleaned it,and had he not eaten the egg afterwards he may still be with us today.

Replied: 10th Nov 2012 at 10:47

Posted by: jo anne (33953) 

Erontquay.

I-spy - It only got a fat change about once every 5,000 chips Yuck!!

Replied: 10th Nov 2012 at 11:14

Posted by: elizabeth (5439) 

I must try that Joe Ann

Replied: 10th Nov 2012 at 16:50

Posted by: jo anne (33953) 

Do you mean frying a raw egg in a chip pan to clean the fat/oil, as Erontquay's friend did, Elizabeth?

Erontquay - does it really work or were you only joking?

Replied: 10th Nov 2012 at 16:58

Posted by: elizabeth (5439) 

yes Joe ann I got mixed up I meant the egg in the chip pan

Replied: 10th Nov 2012 at 17:00

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Reminds me of those 'primitive' cultures where a cooking pot is never emptied and handed down through generations.

There was some spurious claim a while back that there were bits of bone in one which were decades old, if not longer.

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Similar thing

Replied: 10th Nov 2012 at 17:20
Last edited by dostaf: 10th Nov 2012 at 17:27:19

Posted by: mache (inactive)

Don't clean the teapot

Replied: 10th Nov 2012 at 17:31

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

PS my 17:20 didn't refer to Leythers.

Replied: 10th Nov 2012 at 17:34

Posted by: erontquay (inactive)

Yes absolutely true,Jo anne he got the oil/fat really hot and dropped the raw egg in, every bit of debris clung to the egg,not a nice sight, then he ate it,

A stock pot lasts forever or so it seems dostaf

Replied: 10th Nov 2012 at 17:43
Last edited by erontquay: 10th Nov 2012 at 17:49:38

Posted by: jo anne (33953) 

Thanks, Erontquay.

We've not used a chip pan/deep fat frier for years, but occasionally have oven chips or chippy chips though I'm not that keen on them. I do like potato wedges oven cooked with olive oil.

Replied: 10th Nov 2012 at 17:49

Posted by: franky (268)

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Replied: 10th Nov 2012 at 17:50

Posted by: erontquay (inactive)

Actually Franky he was from south of the Watford Gap

Replied: 10th Nov 2012 at 18:02

Posted by: franky (268)

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Replied: 10th Nov 2012 at 18:05

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Cue the pantechnicon.

Replied: 10th Nov 2012 at 18:09

Posted by: erontquay (inactive)

Well he was a long distance lorry driver

Replied: 10th Nov 2012 at 18:59

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Could have been worse.

He could have been a nasty railwaymon.

Replied: 10th Nov 2012 at 19:05

Posted by: erontquay (inactive)

That reminds me of Blaster Bates, "pies at the Crem"

Replied: 10th Nov 2012 at 19:32

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Reminded me of a tale a boilermon told me about lack of 'facilities'.

Everything, including wet coal and worse, got shovelled into the fire.

I bet he didn't do a fry-up on HIS shovel.

Replied: 10th Nov 2012 at 19:35

Posted by: jo anne (33953) 

That's a relief. Though I don't fancy a coaled full English anyway.

Replied: 10th Nov 2012 at 19:58

Posted by: bentlegs (4740)

Gordon Ramsay sacked a kitchen hand because he washed his griddle pan,

Replied: 10th Nov 2012 at 20:02

Posted by: erontquay (inactive)

Thats worse than washing a wok bentlegs

Replied: 10th Nov 2012 at 20:04

Posted by: jo anne (33953) 

Cleanliness is next to job-less-ness.

Replied: 10th Nov 2012 at 20:05

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

I noticed when the chap on Guy Martin's 'How Britain Worked', preared his shovel for frying, he used oil from an oil can. He did mention something about it being organic, or something.

Usually they are shown using lard.

Replied: 10th Nov 2012 at 20:05

Posted by: mache (inactive)

They never show loco drivers etc, putting spuds in the smokebox though

Replied: 10th Nov 2012 at 20:09

Posted by: smiling assassin (173)

dostaf shovels were used for more than cooking after all there were no toilets on steam engines

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 18:49

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

What's the expression about s*** off a shovel?
Comes from there.

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 18:52

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

True, SA.

I never actually thought about that.

The bloke who explained it to me was a boilerman in a mill. Everything went in the boiler.

Would train crew stuff go in the firebox, or over the side?

Except when standing in a station.

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 18:55

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=shit+off+a+shovel

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 19:03

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Mac, you believe any owd tripe.

That term relates to the fact that shovels are smooth, unlike blankets.

Ask Victoria Coren.

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 19:06

Posted by: smiling assassin (173)

all went into the firebox and the shovel was left in for a while to sanitise it

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 19:11

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)



Makes sense.

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 19:12

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

I like Vic I do. Got loads of nakky pics.

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 19:15

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

I couldn't find any.

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 19:17

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

They are all of me, YOU SEX OFFENDER!

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 19:17

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Tricked again.

Now you'd best put something about a chip pon on, before complaints fllod in.

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 19:19

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

What do call a chip pan in Glasgow containing no chips?

Soup.

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 19:31

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

What do call a chip pan in Glasgow containing no chips?

Soup.

Try again.

Soup would be a reference to the contents, not the actual vessel.

Sorry to be condescending, but it's for your own good.

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 19:33

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Time for a Q&A session. If there were 'chips' in the pan, would they be the only foodstuff in said pan?

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 19:36

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

I would say yes. (Just to appease you)

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 19:39

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Are you aware how a chip pan works?

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 19:40

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

It's like cotton, I'm happy to wear it but have no idea how it works.

Similarly chips.

Just eat them and enjoy. Why get all technical?

Unless you want to trick me into saying lard isn't a foodstuf.

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 19:48

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Lard (or vegetable oil) is indeed a foodstuff. So you have the cooking medium of choice in the chip pan along with the chips.
This fact is established.
Now, remove the chips from the oil of choice and you are left with?

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 19:50

Posted by: kryten (inactive)

Bits what will stick to a negg

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 19:52
Last edited by kryten: 14th Nov 2012 at 19:53:17

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Some lard.

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 19:53

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

And some little black bits.

(As Kryten mentioned)

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 19:53
Last edited by dostaf: 14th Nov 2012 at 19:54:40

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

The bits shall be named. 'Croutons, Mache.
The lard will be known as......SOUP!

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 19:54

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

But the pan will still be a chip pan. Even in Scotland.

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 19:55

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

'Some people' are born this way, others achieve it.

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 19:57

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

What do call a chip pan in Glasgow containing no chips?

Soup.


I bet your average Jock would fall for that and say 'an empty chip pan'.

That would work if you'd asked about a kettle with no water.

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 20:02

Posted by: scoop (3285) 

I used to do eggs and bacon on the shovel, when i worked on the railway, but first you used to clean it with the water that came through the injectors which was scalding hot.( i hope i got it right the injectors i mean,it was a long time ago).

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 22:08

Posted by: veg grower (inactive)

Having a right chuckle reading this.

It reminds me of my Grandad, after my Grandma died he never washed the teapot or his pint mug properly - she obviously used to do all that.

He did rinse them under the tap, but you can imagine how black they were with all the tea.

Replied: 16th Nov 2012 at 13:46

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

'He did rinse them under the tap, but you can imagine how black they were with all the tea.'


Replied: 16th Nov 2012 at 13:58

Posted by: jo anne (33953) 

Firefighters urge people to Ban the Pan after couple escape chip pan blaze

'Chair of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority, Cllr David Acton, said: "This couple were extremely lucky - chip pan fires kill people.

"If you have an electric hob always make sure it is turned off, it's all too easy to leave them switched on without realising it.

"We would urge anyone with a chip pan to replace it with a safer way of cooking like a deep fat fryer or oven chips."'

Replied: 12th Apr 2013 at 13:29

Posted by: veg grower (inactive)

A timely reminder.

I've never had a chip pan since I left home. I usually have oven chips, or very rarely I shallow fry or pour oil in a pan to fry.

I couldn't be doing with a chip pan permanently stuck on the stove like when I was at home - they stink even when they are not in use.

I am the eldest of five and there was always a frying pan and chip pan on the stove ready to put a light under.

Replied: 14th Apr 2013 at 20:47

Posted by: jo anne (33953) 

They do stink don't they, Veg Grower.

Replied: 14th Apr 2013 at 22:15

Posted by: lizziedownunder (7276) 

I don't ever cook chips....We have a brilliant chipper just down the road
Their chips are very good.....and what it costs me to buy them it is cheaper by far than to cook them....

Replied: 14th Apr 2013 at 23:47

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

You still can't beat proper chips fried in a chip pan.I reckon you ladies just can't be bothered peeling spuds, cutting them into perfect chips,and then making sure they are cooked to perfection.

Replied: 24th Apr 2013 at 20:16

Posted by: erontquay (inactive)

I've taken to making my own frozen chips,got fed up of throwing spuds away cos they were going green. Dont like to see food go to waste. The chips are better than shop bought,and they work just as well when done in the oven.

Replied: 24th Apr 2013 at 20:32

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

just chip and freeze?
No added ingredients?

Replied: 24th Apr 2013 at 20:43

Posted by: erontquay (inactive)

Cut the chips, bring to the boil in a pot of water, boil for a couple of mins drain and dry well, blanche in hot oil so that they are just cooked, drain on kitchen paper freeze on a tray so that they are seperate, bag when frozen. Sounds like a lot of faffing about but its not really. Cook as you would shop bought frozen chips

Replied: 24th Apr 2013 at 21:00

Posted by: ecmdj (8186) 

i knew someone who cooked there eggs in chip pan , ,it was the most horrible thing and went heart sick when i saw it, ugh

Replied: 24th Apr 2013 at 21:17

 

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