Would you eat this? A deep fried chip butty is taking Doncaster by storm

A Doncaster fish and chip shop has started selling deep fried chip butty’s and says they are going down a treat with customers.

By Laura Andrew
Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 6:51 am
Updated Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 9:09 am

Franks Fish and Chip Shop in Woodlands has recently started selling a unique deep fried delight.

Owner Paul Sung saw that chip butty’s covered in a layer of batter were becoming quite popular in other parts of the UK and wanted to bring it to Doncaster

Paul, 39, said: “We take our regular breadcake and chips and pair that with either homemade gravy, baked beans or peas.

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Paul Sung, pictured with his Battered Chip Butty.

“Then we squish the whole thing down and cover it in batter.

“It’s fried for around five minutes and then cut in half for the customer.”

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Paul said that the new item on his menu is gathering quite a lot of attention with people coming from far and wide to try the butty.

Paul Sung, pictured making a Battered Chip Butty.

When Paul used social media to ask possible customers if they would try the treat over 80 per cent said yes.

He is hoping the deep fried treat will encourage new customers to his business after a tough year of Covid-19.

“We have had to adapt by implementing safety measures,” he said.

“Screens and floor markers had to be installed.

A Battered Chip Butty, from Franks, in Woodlands.

“Thankfully for us people have continued to buy food throughout the year but it hasn’t been the same volume as normal.

“But we’re optimistic that things will get busier soon.”

Franks Fish and Chip Shop has been family run by Paul and his parents since 1984.

Paul believes that it’s important that the business is kept in his family.

Paul Sung, pictured making a Battered Chip Butty.

He said: “I wake up every morning excited to feed people.“A lot of our recipes have been passed down from generations ago.

“For example our curry sauce was first made by my grandad when he worked on a Hong Kong cruise liner - he learnt how to make it from an Indian chef on board.

“Then he taught my dad, who taught me.”

Paul believes that his family recipes give his food a high standard of quality.

He currently runs the shop with his wife and mum.

Paul Sung, owner, pictured outside Franks, with his Battered Chip Butty.

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