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Thread #22581 Message #3489042
Posted By: Uncle Tone
11-Mar-13 - 06:40 AM
Thread Name: Help: Meaning of 'Chicken on a Raft'
Subject: RE: Help: Meaning of 'Chicken on a Raft'
Quote Sugwash: Chicken on a raft - fried egg on fried bread
Shit on a raft - devilled kidney on fried bread
Elephant's footprints - deep fried spam fritters in batter
Yellow peril - smoked haddock
Spithead pheasant - kippers
We also had 'Pusser's puss' which was custard. Another one was 'Babies' Heads' which were Individual Scottish Meat Pies. 'Beatties' Meaties' in Arbroath. They had a small hole in the middle of a soft crust.
And yes, Cyril, who was an old mate of mine when he lived in Leeds, would insist, "Chicken on a raft is not poached egg on toast, or even fried egg on toast. It's fried egg on fried bread! Proper job!!"