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The Best Chip Butty Burger

Chip Butty Sandwich

Two Hot Sandwiches Come Together As One Delicious Burger

The Chip Butty Burger may not be the healthiest meal but it’s a nice comfort food once in a while that reminds me of home.

Sometimes we like to splurge in the CBB kitchen as we eat fairly healthy all week and live active lifestyles.

I know the Chip Butty Burger may look unusual to some of you who aren’t familiar with it but you’ll love it.

By the end of this recipe post, you’ll see just how magical this chip butty burger really is.

You may think these types of splurges may increase your grocery budget, however, it won’t cost you near as much if you were to eat out.

Just think if you went out to a restaurant instead of cooking this at home what it might cost you.

It’s not as costly as you think to make a hot chip butty burger especially if you take the time to meal plan.

Putting chips and a burger in a bun is a simple way to enjoy traditional burgers and chips (fries) as I did in the UK.

We decided to make baked French fries instead of deep-frying to give them extra crisp without all the oil.

You can make your fries however you like.

The Chip Butty Sandwich Origin

What is a chip butty sandwich?

I grew up eating “Chip Sarnies or Chip Butty also known as aFrench Fry Sandwich” or a “Chip Sandwich” in the UK

You get a couple of pieces of bread, butter each slice, add chips and top it with whatever you like and eat it.

Mrs. CBB thought the Chip Butty was unusual as she had never seen anyone do this before with French fries.

I said to her, “don’t knock it until you try it” because you never know what you might find when you just taste something for the first time.

Sure enough she liked it but then she says, how about we try this idea?

Hot Hamburger Sandwich

Growing up in Canada Mrs. CBB’s family would serve a traditional “Hot Hamburger Sandwich“.

What is a hot hamburger sandwich?

The hot hamburger sandwich is made with 2 pieces of bread with a hamburger in the middle and smothered in gravy.

The hot hamburger sandwich is served with mashed potatoes and corn on the side.

We decided to pair both the Canadian hot hamburger sandwich with the British Chip Butty to create the Chip Butty Burger

This was like a pairing of love for cultural foods and our childhood all for $1.32 a serving.

I hope you enjoy our Hot Chip Butty Burger smothered in gravy and cheese.

It’s so good.

Hot Chip Butty Burger

Cooking Tools

  • Large Frying Pan
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spatula
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Whisk
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Large Baking sheet

Other Information

  • Pre-heat Oven 350 degrees for French Fries
  • Total Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Cook Time Fries– 40 minutes
  • Total Cook Time Burgers/Gravy- 20 minutes

Beef Burger Ingredients

  • 1lb minced beef
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (seasoned)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Yellow Mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/4 cup parsley (fresh or dry)
  • 1/4 chives chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped fine
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 4x slices of bread (your choice)

How To Make Baked French Fries

For the baked fries, I start off by only scrubbing the potatoes and never peeling them. 

I also clean any knobbly bits off of them, then cut them in half and then into wedges of equal size.

Then I like to soak them in a pot of water with 1 teaspoon salt for about 2 hours.

  • 10 large Potatoes (I used the Yukon Potatoes which were long and beefy)
  • 1 tablespoon salt (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh ground black pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable oil

How To Make Beef Gravy

  • 3 cups of beef broth
  • 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Procedure

  • Prepare the potatoes ahead of time 2 hours, then drain the water and pat dry.
  • Once they are dry lay them on the baking sheet,  add the oil and spices, and mix to coat and put in the oven. (see preheat time above) Every 10 minutes I go and stir them around a bit.
  • Bake potatoes until crispy around 40 minutes.
 
  • In a large bowl add the beef, all the spices, mustard, garlic, egg, and bread crumbs and gently mix.
  • Don’t over mix as you don’t want a tough burger.
  • Form the meat mixture into 4 beef burger patties.
  • Fry these on med-high heat until browned on both sides.
  • Remove from the pan and cover to keep warm.
  • In the meantime the fries should almost be done, check on them!
 
  • In the pan where you cooked the burgers, you have a bit of oil and bits from the garlic and burgers.
  • If there is no oil or very little add a tablespoon.
  • On medium heat add the flour and whisk it until creamy.
  • Add beef broth and stir until it thickens.
  • Once it thickens add butter, salt, and pepper.
  • Taste to make sure your salt and pepper are balanced.
  • If the mix is not thickening up, add a tablespoon of flour to a tablespoon of water, stir it up then add it to the pan.
  • I had no problems but if you do, this is what I suggest.

Building The Hot Chip Butty Burger

  • Using a nice white plate add the fries lengthwise on top of each other and then horizontal.
  • You can make any design you like really.
  • Besides the fries add a slice of bread
  • On top of the bread add your burger followed by shredded mozzarella cheese and hot gravy all over.

This hot chip butty burger pairs well with a side garden salad with a citrus type dressing.

One of our favorites is a  cucumber salad with lemon dill dressing.

Discussion: Have you ever had a dish such as the Chip Butty Burger before? If not, would you try it?

Leave me your comments below as I’d love to hear your feedback.

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4 Comments

  1. Mr.CBB’s Hot Chip Burger Buttie- $1.32 Per Serving Canadian Budget Binder Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to say that I have really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. In any case I will be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again very soon!

    1. That’s ok sometimes when I’m reading over old posts It makes me hungry.. today I was whining for some Cowboy Quickies.. bloody things are addictive! Wife wants me to come up with a recipe for her now since I have a macho cookie… so I”m thinking along the lines of Princess Poodles.. what do you think? Ha! Cheers Mate!

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