For most of us, Christmas Dinner consists of succulent roast turkey with stuffing, a splodge of buttery mash, crispy roasties, fresh veg, pigs in blankets and lashings of homemade gravy. Christmas is a day for indulging on rich foods without worrying about the calorie content or number of carbs. In fact, the average British person will consume an average of 6,000 calories on Christmas Day.
Apart from the odd festive bake from the bakery or turkey sandwich from the supermarket, most of us will wait until Christmas Day to enjoy turkey with the traditional trimmings. However, residents of Collumpton in Devon can now order a full Christmas dinner from their local chippy! Andrew Marshall, who runs Marshall’s Fish Bar in Collumpton, is offering his customers a deep-fried version of the traditional festive feast.
Andrew’s ‘Chipmas’ dinner costs £9.95 and includes a main course of fried chicken and a mashed potato and gravy bomb, served with deep-fried versions of the usual Christmas dinner trimmings. The sprouts, carrots, stuffing balls and pigs in blankets are all deep-fried until crispy and golden. The included mince pie is also battered and deep-fried!
We’re not completely shocked by the concept of a fried Christmas dinner, although we’re dying to know what a deep-fried sprout tastes like. In this half of the UK, people have been deep frying all manner of food items for years. Deep-fried Mars Bars are a regular treat for some. What we cannot understand, however, is how anyone could possibly enjoy a Christmas dinner without a Yorkshire Pudding!