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Entry from July 15, 2019
Chip Butty

A “chip butty” sandwich is “butty” (buttered sandwich) with “chips” (french fried potatoes). The “chip butty” is popular in the United Kingdom.

“There is a passion all over England just now for potato chips. The favorite Lancastrian version is chip ‘butties’—chips sandwich style between slices of buttered bread” was printed in The Age (Melbourne, Victoria) on June 15, 1959. “Plenty of chip butties!” (said by Paul McCartney of The Beatles) was printed in Disc (London, UK) on August 10, 1963.


Wikipedia: Chip butty
A chip butty is a sandwich made with chips (i.e., French fried potatoes) on buttered white bread or a bread roll, often with an added condiment, such as brown sauce, mayonnaise, or malt vinegar. The chip butty can be found in fish and chip shops and other casual dining establishments in the United Kingdom. It is also less commonly known as a chip sandwich, chip batch, chip roll, chip muffin, piece and chips, chip piece, or chip sarnie. In Australia, the sandwich is commonly known as a chip sanger.

One variation is the chip bap or chip barm, which uses a floury bap or barm cake instead of sliced white bread. In the East Midlands a chip butty made with a bread roll is referred to as a chip cob.

(Oxford English Dictionary)
chip butty n. British (chiefly northern) a sandwich or bread roll filled with chips (or French fries); cf. butty n.2
1964 Daily Mirror 11 Dec. 25/2 The bad old days of a ‘chip butty’—chips on bread—as a meal are thankfully over. Except perhaps for ravenous schoolboys.
1966 Punch 7 Sept. 350/1 To eat he preferred nothing better than a chip butty—a roll with sauce-smothered chips inside.
1985 Times (Nexis) 21 Sept.  Undying enemies for whom the idea of sharing the same bed..would cause them to choke on their jellied eels and chip butties.

15 June 1959, The Age (Melbourne, Victoria), “Open-air School for ‘Over-mothered,’” pg. 8, col. 10:
Some diet concessions had to be made to suit Lancashire tastes. There is a passion all over England just now for potato chips. The favorite Lancastrian version is chip “butties”—chips sandwich style between slices of buttered bread. The children adore them.

10 August 1963, Disc (London, UK), “Beatles had the studio in fits of laughter” by Barry Cockcroft, pg. 4, col. 4:
The Beatles were all looking forward to driving home to Liverpool for a week—they are appearing locally. “Home cooking, that’s the thing,” said Paul (McCartney—ed.). “Plenty of chip butties!”

13 November 1963, The Guardian (Manchester, UK), “Review,” pg. 7, col. 6:
An opening “banquet” of beer and chip butties will take place today at about 1 30 p.m.

OCLC WorldCat record
Black pudding and chip butties.
Author: J Allen; M Mitchell
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication: Nursing times, 1983 Oct 5-11; 79(40): 72

OCLC WorldCat record
Chip butties
Author: Peter Dorney
Publisher: Singapore : Pennine Marketing, ©2000.
Edition/Format: Print book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
What chip butties say about you
Author: Andrew Martin
Publisher: London : New Statesman Ltd., 1996-
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication: New statesman. (July 01, 2002): 62

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Trip Savvy
The Chip Butty: A Seriously British Sandwich
BY FERNE ARFIN
Updated 11/15/18
A chip butty, a sandwich made of French fries, is a food phenomenon that could only happen in Britain where the humble spud is a food group all its own.

Every country seems to have its own versions of “heart attack on a plate” foods and Britain is no exception. One of these may be the chip butty. It’s basically a sandwich of french fries, or chips as they’re called in the UK, between bread slathered with butter (thus the name “butty").

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