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    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 2nd Sep 10, 5:58 PM
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    Pink.
    • #2
    • 2nd Sep 10, 5:58 PM
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    • 2nd Sep 10, 5:58 PM
    Hi broggsy,

    I don't have a recipe for chip shop gravy but a quick look on google threw up these links

    Also these Old Style threads may help:

    Making gravy when you haven't had a roast. How?

    Decent gravy please.

    I'll add your thread to the first Old Style link later.

    Pink
    • Barneysmom
    • By Barneysmom 2nd Sep 10, 6:00 PM
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    • #3
    • 2nd Sep 10, 6:00 PM
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    • 2nd Sep 10, 6:00 PM
    If it's any help, Approved Foods have Harry Ramsden's chip shop gravy on their site today......

    http://www.approvedfood.co.uk/SAUCES_AND_PICKLES/Harry_Ramsdens_Secret_Recipe_Fish_and_chip_shop_gr avey_mix_-_48g
  • broggsy
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    • 2nd Sep 10, 6:28 PM
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    • 2nd Sep 10, 6:28 PM
    thanks barneysmum but have tasted this type and its horrible!
    and Salty!

    I quite like bisto best chicken gravy but again not the real thing.
    • fuzzgun19
    • By fuzzgun19 2nd Sep 10, 6:56 PM
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    • #5
    • 2nd Sep 10, 6:56 PM
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    • 2nd Sep 10, 6:56 PM
    Could do with asking someone who works at a chippy?

    Maybe they'll tell you where it's bought from?
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    • cheeswright
    • By cheeswright 2nd Sep 10, 7:33 PM
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    • 2nd Sep 10, 7:33 PM
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    • 2nd Sep 10, 7:33 PM
    http://www.shortersclub.co.uk/products/23551-maggi-original-gravy-2kg.aspx

    is often used or dinaclass who do a couple of flavours - well - plain and onion but they usually sold wholesale... erm...have you tried makro ??
    • thisuseridistakenagain
    • By thisuseridistakenagain 2nd Sep 10, 7:40 PM
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    • #7
    • 2nd Sep 10, 7:40 PM
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    • 2nd Sep 10, 7:40 PM
    Its just been bisto bought in bulk from makro or costco where I've worked.
    maybe try adding more powder and messing with it a bit.

    It sits in a steam bath for hours after its made, to keep it hot, so maybe that thickens it up a bit.
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    • Barneysmom
    • By Barneysmom 4th Sep 10, 1:02 PM
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    • 4th Sep 10, 1:02 PM
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    • 4th Sep 10, 1:02 PM
    thanks barneysmum but have tasted this type and its horrible!
    and Salty!

    I quite like bisto best chicken gravy but again not the real thing.
    Originally posted by broggsy

    Oh dear, I ordered some.
  • anguk
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    • 4th Sep 10, 2:27 PM
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    • 4th Sep 10, 2:27 PM
    I use Bisto gravy powder (not the instant granules) and make it quite thick.
  • catnap53
    Gravy sauce MAYSAN concentrated sauce paste from various places including chinese supermarkets. About 1.20 to 1.50 (I think I paid 1.35 last time) for a plastic container with 448g. To use whisk 85g into 1 pint of cold water. Bring to the boil and serve. Less than 30p a pint, not as cheap as Bisto, but a lot cheaper than getting the same from the chip shop.

    Also have curry sauces, mild, original, extra hot. We use these to add to left over meat when we want a quick 'Chinese chip shop curry' instead of making our own Indian types from scratch.

    And it keeps for ages as the concentrate.

    Just noticed that approved foods has it for 1.50



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    Last edited by catnap53; 04-09-2010 at 7:53 PM. Reason: shelf life and approved foods

    • hex2
    • By hex2 4th Sep 10, 8:57 PM
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    some discussion abut it here but not obviously in the extracts on the amazon site
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  • Poly,put_the_kettle_on
    The very worst thing about having moved "darn sarf"- they look at you oddly when you ask for chips & gravy. Oh, and the Oatcakes...
    • Dazi
    • By Dazi 4th Sep 10, 11:56 PM
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    lol @ oatcakes, I moved from 'dahn sarf' to the midlands and am an oatcake convert, in fact, have introduced my southern family to them and now have to take oatcakes down south when we visit.

    My Dsis did her shopping online and was pleased to see that there were oatcakes on the list, duly ordered, was not impressed when she received a pack of biscuits (scottish oatcakes)

    Have to say, I still have a problem with chips and gravy....IT MAKES THE CHIPS SOGGY lol
  • uolypool
    chipshop/chinese gravy
    Hi has anyone got a recipe that tastes just like the gravy you can get from the chipshop or gravy from the chinese. As much as I love the odd take away I love the gravy more and would love to know how to make it but sadly I have no idea where to start.
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    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 26th Sep 10, 3:32 PM
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    Hi uolypool,

    This recent thread may help:

    chip shop gravy

    I'll add your thread to that one later to keep the ideas together.

    Pink
    • Bronnie
    • By Bronnie 26th Sep 10, 3:50 PM
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    Authentic chip shop gravy

    http://www.nestleprofessional.com/uk/en/BrandsAndProducts/Brands/Maggi/Pages/Maggi_Gravy.aspx

    This is the smallest size I can find though.

    Have you tried Bisto gravy granules made thicker for a quick fix?

    There's a lot more salt in these type of gravies than I think you'd normally dare consider adding to home-made gravy. The mixes are often made quite strong to give a thick, highly savoury gravy.

    Tasty, but maybe reserve for an occasional quick hit!
    Last edited by Bronnie; 26-09-2010 at 3:55 PM.
    • happy_gardener
    • By happy_gardener 26th Sep 10, 9:46 PM
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    B&M shops sell it. it is a 'harry ramsdon' brand and it was about 20p per packet. I have some, not tried it yet, but I can let you know!!
  • FelinePrincess
    I used to work in a chippy that did the most delicious chip shop gravy ever, it was about 8 years ago so can't remember exactly but this is what I remember from how it was done..

    Margarine melted in saucepan and flour stirred in with it, crushed up bisto beef stock cubes were added then water added and once it had been cooked for a bit sliced onions were added - I think they had been blanched or boiled first.

    I don't think I have missed out any ingredients and sorry I don't have measurements, I have been meaning to make it myself recently and see if I can get it right, if I do I will report back
  • uolypool
    Thanks for all replies all taken onboard
    Paul Walker , in my dreams
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