Different things from around the world...how about a chip butty?

@lilybug (21145)
United States
July 27, 2009 2:08pm CST
I was playing food fight game on Facebook and one of the things you can throw is a "CHIP BUTTY". To me it looked like a sandwich made of bread and French Fries, so I looked it up. Apparently it is just that. Chip or fries as we call them in the US on buttered bread with ketchup or some other topping. Have you ever heard of a "Chip butty" before? What are some thing you have where you live that we might not have somewhere else?
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@deebomb (15319)
• United States
27 Jul 09
I too have never heard of "Chip butty". To me these sound pretty gross as I don't put catsup on any thing but burgers or hot dogs. I'm not much of a catsup fan so I don't even put it on my fries. I do like a mashed potato sandwich and the next time I have left over potatoes I might try to grill it.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
27 Jul 09
Mashed potato sandwich?
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@AmbiePam (51158)
• United States
28 Jul 09
Paron my echo of Lilybug, but a mashed potato sandwich? I want to hear more about this!
@mysdianait (65079)
• Italy
16 Aug 09
Me too!
@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
29 Jul 09
Hi lilybug, if you haven't heard of a chip butty then you've probably never heard of lots of other English delights, how about Fray Bentis steak and kidney pies, sherbert fountains, angel delight, mushy peas and black pudding. On the other hand I've heard of grits so many times but not a single American has once been able to describe to me exactly what they are and what they taste like. The most descriptive answer would be like eating wet cement - but then why do so many Americans eat them?
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
30 Jul 09
Nope, never heard of any of those either. I like grits. You are right though. I can't really say what they exactly taste like. Not wet cement though.
@mysdianait (65079)
• Italy
16 Aug 09
Spaghetti omelette? You cook spaghetti for a meal and you do too much and some is left over right? So you put it under cold water to seperate it and then you use it, either immediately or later, to make an omelette. Chop the spaghetti unevenly and just add it with some extra cheese. Delicios hot or cold. Isn't a 'butty' just another way of saying 'sandwich' and therefore you can stick anything in it as a filling? Which reminds me, it must be almost lunchtime here....
@underdogtoo (9591)
• Philippines
29 Jul 09
I have not heard of it until now. I wouldn't mind trying it though, for eating and not for throwing at people. Lol!
@AmbiePam (51158)
• United States
28 Jul 09
I knew in England what we call chips were fries, but I have never heard of a chip butty. How weird, at least to us Americans. I was reading a book, and I can't remember what it was called, but it involved a game played in the United Kingdom. Apparently, all of the countries that comprise the United Kingdom. I'm going to have to find the name, because that game was the weirdest thing I've ever heard of. But it must be perfectly common to them.
@Tiamjr (435)
27 Jul 09
Yes, I've heard of chip butties. I've eaten a few in my time as well. Personally, I only have the chips in a bread bun with a bit of salt and vinegar, no sauce or butter. But others do use ketchup and/or butter on their bread. We call what Americans call chips, 'crisps' in the UK. Chips are similar to french fries but are usually thicker in size. We still usually call french fries, french fries. Chips are one of my favourite foods, but I don't have them all the time as they can be quite fattening.
@natnickeep (2338)
• United States
27 Jul 09
I can't say that I have heard of a chip butty until now. But that is what mylot is for I guess. you learn something new everyday. I think the foods here in America come from everywhere, so do the people. I can't say that there is much here that they might not have somewhere else.