North Yorkshire bakery's fish and chip pies go on sale at M&S

York Press: The fish and chip pie, which has chips instead of a pastry lid The fish and chip pie, which has chips instead of a pastry lid

OH my cod! Diners traditionally have a choice of fish and chips or pie and chips. But now a North Yorkshire bakery has created a combination of the two - with the first ever fish and chip pie.

The Yorkshire Baker's pie, which has gone on sale at Marks & Spencer stores across the country, has no traditional pastry lid.

Instead, the pie is covered with handmade chips, which are made at the bakery and cut to a certain measurement.

However, there is still a crisp short crust butter pastry base.

A Marks & Spencer spokeswoman said The Yorkshire Baker, which is based at Malton, had been a supplier for the retail giant for more than three years.

"The business has been built up from a ‘one-man-band,' under the owner, Gill Ridgard, to a staff of 130," she said.

"The team moved into new, larger purpose built premises in 2013, which have been built to meet M&S’ demand for the products, creating investment and job opportunities in the local area.

"M&S currently sells over 26 Yorkshire Baker products – this also includes quiches, sausage rolls and pies."

She said the fish and chip pie had taken six months from initial research to production.

"It went into M&S stores last week and has been a big hit with customers, and the quantity made for the initial launch of the pie has quadrupled due to increased demand," she said.

"Each pie is handmade from the finest quality ingredients sourced from local suppliers. These are inspected and processed in-house to ensure ingredients are of the best quality."

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10:01am Wed 30 Apr 14

sheps lad says...

Fish and chips only taste right when eaten from newspaper!
Fish and chips only taste right when eaten from newspaper! sheps lad
  • Score: 6

11:45am Wed 30 Apr 14

Garrowby Turnoff says...

Try one of the fish pies. You'll never get better...
Try one of the fish pies. You'll never get better... Garrowby Turnoff
  • Score: 4

12:59pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

Great idea, I like the look of that!
Great idea, I like the look of that! Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 7

3:05pm Wed 30 Apr 14

piaggio1 says...

Eaten at the coast.with loadsa viniger.best one to date....cleggy.great haddock.they send all cheap cod to yaarkshire
Eaten at the coast.with loadsa viniger.best one to date....cleggy.great haddock.they send all cheap cod to yaarkshire piaggio1
  • Score: 1

9:05pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Pinza-C55 says...

This is ridiculous and will contribute to obesity.
Having said that, if anyone wants anything bringing back from M&S I will be shopping there tomorrow.
This is ridiculous and will contribute to obesity. Having said that, if anyone wants anything bringing back from M&S I will be shopping there tomorrow. Pinza-C55
  • Score: -1

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