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Old 10-28-2014, 08:21 PM   #1
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Straya thread part 5 - scallops and slippery dips

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I will have no supporters on here for the etymologically correct 'scallop' over the boganistic, simplistic 'potato cake'.


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Cakes have sugar in them. QE fuckin D.
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Cakes have sugar in them. QE fuckin D.

They are also baked.


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You all sound like fucking wankers.

"OHHHHHHH, YES, PENELOPE, I WILL HAVE A PO-TAY-TO SCALL-UP!"

It's potato cake.
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Something actually awesome happened in Parliament today.



Just a shame this Tim Watts fellow looks like a gigantic, creepy bogan.
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They're potato fritters FFS.

You can call them whatever you like though as long as you don't call them scallops. Scallops are fucking seafood.
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Seriously, you walk into a fish and chip shop and ask for a scallop. Do you want something from the sea or something that grew in the ground? Who KNOOOOOWS.
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Fritters?! The fuck outta here. Clearly, being the only true Victorian here, I'm the suffering fools.
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I'm hoping Bonnie will back me up on potato fritters.

Would you believe it wasn't until recently that I even realised what people here called potato cakes/scallops were what I grew up calling potato fritters. I just thought that was their global name. I believe it's the standard term in both New Zealand and the UK.
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Fritters are shredded and pan fried. It's actually a thing.

Potato Fritters Recipe - Taste.com.au

Cakes are cakes. Not deep fried, not made of potatoes.

They are fucking scallops (not potato scallops - do you say "I will have a chocolate Mars Bar?), and the reason they are is simple:

The word is derived from the French 'escalope' which literally is a thin circular slice of piece of something food related. It's where in English we get the process of 'scalloping' which is scooping or cutting a thin slice or piece of something. Scallop also describes a shape, which happens to mimic the shape of a potato scallop.

'Potato Cake' sounds like something some bogan from Mexico made up because they had no more vocabulary to describe a deep fried mass of potato.

It isn't a cake, it isn't a fritter.
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And let's be fair. "Po-TAH-to Scol-lop" is worse.
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That doesn't look like any potato fritter I've ever eaten. Looks closer to rösti.

What then do you heathens call a pineapple fritter?

(And I stand by "scallops are seafood".)
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No more buttered scones for me, mater! I'm off to play the grand piano! Pardon me while I fly my aeroplane!@
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That doesn't look like any potato fritter I've ever eaten. Looks closer to rösti.

What then do you heathens call a pineapple fritter?

(And I stand by "scallops are seafood".)
Thats what everywhere in the world except NZ and South Australia calls a potato fritter.

Scallops are indeed seafood. Delicious seafood. They are also deep friend potatoes. Just like Dominos are a toy game and a pizza brand. And 'curry' is a type of spicy stew and a plant/leaf
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