posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 02:42 PM
reply to post by boymonkey74
More heresy from the King Of The Swingers..... up here in the hinterlands there can be but two butty's, possibly three - everything else is something
We may have to agree to disagree, but I do like this definition of a 'butty'.
Not to be confused with a sandwich, a butty is formed by folding a single slice of buttered bread around whatever takes your fancy and is readily
available (i.e. requiring no further preparation). In its purest form a true butty is filled with ingredients, in any combination, from a meal already
underway. For example, if you are eating a "Full English" breakfast, you may butter a slice of bread and pile on any one or more of the items on
your plate (e.g. egg, sausage, beans, black pudding, bacon, mushrooms). No food is excluded as a potential ingredient of a butty provided it is ready
to eat at the time. The all-time favourite though must surely be chips (as known in the UK, french fries elsewhere).
Gorging on a butty is always a more joyful activity than eating a sandwich as it embodies the pleasure of mild gluttony, rather than being a technical
exercise in meeting nutritional needs. The contents are selected in a spontaneous fashion and usually involve a certain excess, preferably challenging
the structural integrity of the bread and hand control / oral capacity of the consumer.
In fact I like that definition so much I might be tempted to concede the point purely on this alone.
I must say I was also disappointed that you failed to acknowledge the greatness of a Ham and Pease Pudding Stottie.
But you did redeem yourself with Bod - an all time great.