Scraps (batter)

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Chips with scraps

Scraps is a term used in England which refers to left over batter that has been deep-fried and is served as an accompaniment to chips,[1] They are traditionally served free of charge with chips in fish and chip shops.[2] In some parts of the North, they are referred to as 'bits'[3] or 'batter'.

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  1. ^ Alexander, James (18 December 2011). "The unlikely origin of fish and chips". BBC News. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Busfield, Steve (17 July 2007). "Do you know what scraps are? And why they should be free". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Brennan, Christopher. "How to order fish and chips in Yorkshire". All Points North. Retrieved 1 June 2011.