Britons in a furious debate over the place of mayonnaise in fish and chips


Is it okay to put mayonnaise on fish and chips? This is the question that is currently dividing the nation.

Thousands of people are debating the topic of fine dining on Reddit after someone posted a photo of the popular takeaway meal smothered in creamy sauce.

While some people like to dip their chips in mayonnaise, others say “no way” – it just doesn’t belong.

The photo posted on the platform shows a large portion of the popular British takeaway meal with both mayonnaise and gravy on the fries.

It left the nation completely divided as to the right way to eat fish and chips.

One person said, “Tame. My wife puts mayonnaise on chilli con carne and rice. I can barely look at it.”

Another added: “Of course! I’m half Flemish so I rarely eat fries or fries with anything other than mayo. Every frie over there (or ‘frituur’) has their own recipe for mayo, so each one is slightly different.

“Here I found Heinz Mayonnaise to taste the closest.

“I don’t understand the decision to have gravy with fish and chips. Gravy and breaded fish?! If anyone likes that, it’s you, I guess!”

For some people, it was the combination of sauce and mayonnaise that wasn’t quite right, with one person stating, “Well, usually yes, but with sauce? On top of that? No.”

Another commented: “Personally no way. Only salt and vinegar”, while another asked: “Yes, but why not tartare?”

Others were more liberal about it, with one social media user adding: “That’s a problem you feel the need to ask – eat whatever you want, man!”

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