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White Pudding in chippy

Ontario, Canada
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White Pudding in chippy

Does anyone know of a Scottish style chippy or restaurant in London that does white pudding...I have a craving for a white pudding supper? If you happened to know of a chippy that does potato fritters, that would be much appreciated too.

cheers,

garth

Dunfermline, United...
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1. Re: White Pudding in chippy

Finding a white pudding supper in London is about as easy as spotting the Loch Ness Monster shopping in Oxford Street. It's very much a Scottish thing. Never seen potato fritters on a menu in London either.

London, United...
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2. Re: White Pudding in chippy

Not really, Garth, although I know that Flynn's Bar & Diner in West Ealing include white pudding with their "Irish Breakfast"

Ottawa, Canada
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3. Re: White Pudding in chippy

I don’t know if this helps, but I saw white pudding for sale when last I was at Borough Market. I didn’t notice if you could purchase it prepared, but there was some to buy and take home. The stalls were close to the area in the centre - I think referred to as Rochester Walk – but sorry I don’t remember the name of the vendor.

Hertfordshire...
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4. Re: White Pudding in chippy

Harrods sell it too. Probably not really what Garth is after I fear... a Scottish white pudding supper consists specifically of a whole white pudding, coated in batter and deep fried, served of course with a bag of chips. My wife likes them, but I've never been brave enough to try one. I'm in Scotland next week, but I can't say I'm all that tempted to give it a go!

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5. Re: White Pudding in chippy

Garth, you'll need to get on a train and head north of the border. If you head for Glasgow, you can also finish off your feast with our apparently special city dessert, a deep fried Mars bar! After all that, you'll probably be in need of medical attention, so make sure you have a good healthcare policy!

Apparently, potato fritters are a bit of a big thing in the chip shops in Birmingham, but I've not really come across them here in London (although trips to fish and chip shops are fairly irregular, old style fish and chip shops being relatively far and few between - most takeaway food shops seem to specialise in kebabs and deep fried chicken bits). I have never eaten a potato fritter (known as a potato scallop in Glasgow) - a big slice of deep fried potato, subsequently dipped in batter and refried doesn't really appeal. I have seen somebody order a potato scallop with chips in a chip shop in the Glasgow's south side. Now, that seemed like a healthy dinner!!

London has a wealth of food on offer in its many restaurants that reflect our multicultural heritage here. You can do better here than a deep fried white pudding!!

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6. Re: White Pudding in chippy

<"a potato fritter (known as a potato scallop in Glasgow)">

Ah, I did wonder. In my youth up in Manchester we used to call slices of potato in batter "Scallops" too. I quite liked them.

I don't think we need give Garth a hard time over his choice of meal... you fancy what you fancy, and if you haven't had one in a long time then why the heck not. To each his own. :-)

Edited: 05 December 2009, 18:01
Athens
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7. Re: White Pudding in chippy

A sandwich scallop with SPAM between two slices of potatoes and 4 maalox for dessert... YUM!!!!

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8. Re: White Pudding in chippy

There is an Afghan resto here in Vancouver that offers batter-dipped and fried slices of potato. A spud really no more needs batter than does a slice of pizza, but there is something decadent - perhaps even naughty - about eating battered potato slices. Especially when dipped in yogourt spiked with mint and garlic.

Mmmmm.

Ontario, Canada
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9. Re: White Pudding in chippy

Thanks for all the advice! I'm originally from Dundee and both "tattie" fritters and white pudding were easy to find there (at least, used to be). I actually know a few fish & chip shops here in Southern Ontario that do serve Scottish style white (and black) pudding but nothing closer than a 45 minute drive so I was hoping to be able to find something more convenient while in London.

A local pub of mine (in Waterloo) actually serves battered and deep fried potato fritters but they are served smothered in melted cheddar with a side of sour cream...delicious but deadly. Last proper fritters I had was in Glasgow a couple of years ago. I'll be visiting Scotland in the Fall so I'll get my fix then.

In the meantime, plenty else to eat in London!

Cheers,

garth

Seattle, Washington
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10. Re: White Pudding in chippy

Dare I ask...? What IS white pudding?