Just for adults chip butty, a spicy twist on a British classic. With hot french fries and a spicy harrisa sauce, it is a perfect naughty treat for a cold day.
The telling sign was the other day when at 8:12 pm, I found myself nearly falling asleep in the aisles of my local grocery store. Yes, I’m pretty well wiped at the moment. From work to family life, to trying to find time to actually get to the gym to lose some much-needed weight, to planning my Christmas week menu. My brain went into shutdown mode right near the freezer section.
Now let’s be honest, if you have kids and any sort of life, you’ve been right where I am! It’s not hopelessness, it’s needing to have an evening out or a kid-free morning to just switch off.
As I walked back from the shop, the winter air did wonders to wake me up, and my mind started reminiscing about what I made for food the last time I felt like this. A British classic, a chip butty. Not just any butty, but adult version. One with a garlicky Harrisa mayo sauce. Honestly, while it might be pure carbs it is also just so simple that it is wonderful.
A British Pub Classic
If you don’t know, a ‘classic’ chip butty is essentially hot French fries served between butter white bread. See, simple. It is also beloved by most Brits if they go to a football match. OK, by kids mainly, but why should they have all the carby fun?
As I don’t own a deep fryer, I opted for some good’ol McCain’s oven chips. But to really kick it up a gear, I made a brilliant little sauce using mayo, harissa paste, garlic and just a bit of lemon juice. The result is this spicy savory sauce, that just make your taste buds sing.
So having slightly woken up on the walk back from the shop, it took only 20 min to start enjoying this great sandwich and a cold beer.
Yes, I was (and am) still tired, but boy did that sandwich hit the spot!
Drinks – Well I’m partial to a cold beer, but any cold drink will do.
Music – Search for Football songs on spotify!
Just for adults Chip butty
- 500 g oven chips (or fried if you like)
- 1/2 cup good quality mayo
- 1 tbsp hot harrisa paste
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- pinch sea salt
- 1 tsp chopped flat leaf parsley
- juice of half a lemon
- 8 slices soft bread
- Cook the french fries/chips based on the directions on the bag. In the meantime, combine all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
- Spread the butter on one side of the bread, top with hot chips and then a good dose of a sauce followed by another slice of bread. Devour with a cold drink.