It’s dinnertime. You’ve got your favourite Pukka Pie, but what do you choose to go on the side: a dollop of creamy mash potato, or a lovely pile of chips?
For British Pie Week, which runs from 5th to 11th March, we’re asking pastry-loving Brits exactly that. The Great Pie Debate will find out once and for all which side comes out top.
We talked to Food Historian Seren Evans Charrington-Hollins about why Brits just can’t get enough of their favourite pie combos:
Seren told us: “Pie and mash could easily be described as the fast food that built the nation – it’s no frills food that’s deliciously honest, comforting and filling.
“On the other hand, is almost as ingrained in the British diet as tea and biscuits. The humble chip is a great companion to a traditional, gravy rich pie, and no pub or chip shop would be complete without a classic pie on the menu.”
We couldn’t agree more – but what do you think? Are pie and chips a match made in heaven, or do you only have eyes for mash? Head over to pie-week.com before Friday 9th March and cast your vote. While you’re at it, don’t forget to enter our prize draw; we’ll be giving away £100 and lots of free pies every day of Pie Week (terms and conditions apply).
Vote now. May the best spud win!