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Chip butty

This article is about the sandwich made using french-fried potatoes. For the sandwich made using potato chips, see Crisp sandwich.
Chip butty
A chip butty, using a muffin as the bread
Alternative names Chip sandwich, chip barm, chip roll, chip muffin, chip stottie, piece an chips, chip piece, hot chip sandwich, chip batch, chip sarnie
Type Sandwich
Main ingredients Bread or a bread roll, chips, sauce
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A chip butty, chip sandwich, chip barm, chip batch, chip roll, chip muffin, piece an chips or chip piece (in Scots) is a sandwich made with bread or a bread roll (usually white and buttered) and chips, often with some sort of sauce such as tomato sauce (i.e. ketchup) or brown sauce.[1] The word butty is a contraction of "bread and butter" that came from northern England, perhaps Yorkshire or Liverpool.[2]

The chip butty was originally considered a working-class meal and was served in pubs. Usually a meal is served with a round of bread so diners can assemble their own chip butty with leftover chips. The chip butty can be vegetarian-friendly if the chips are not fried in lard or dripping. One variation is the chip bap or barm, which uses a floury bap or barm cake instead of white sliced bread. Another variation frequently seen in the North is the scallop butty, in which a battered slice of potato is used in place of chips. In the East Midlands a chip butty made with a bread roll is referred to as a "chip cob".

A football chant (sung to "Annie's Song" by John Denver) called "The Greasy Chip Butty Song" is popular with the supporters of Sheffield United Football Club. The chip butty made appearances both as a power-up in the video game Earthworm Jim 2 and as a house in the PC game The Neverhood, introducing the dish to foreign gamers.

See also


  1. ^ "Mindbender: Which food is sausage-free?". Discovery Channel Canada. Archived from the original on 2006-09-28. Retrieved 2007-02-05. 
  2. ^ The History of Sandwiches, Types of Sandwiches, Recipes for Sandwiches

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