Today is the start of National Chip Week

How do you like your chips?

How do you like your chips?

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National Chip Week begins today, and whether you enjoy your chips with salt and vinegar, gravy or curry sauce, the Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging everyone to take care when cooking them.

Chip week is a fun event that encourages all the family to enjoy one of the nation’s favourite foods. 

However last year in the UK, more than half of all accidental fires in the home started in the kitchen, with chip pan fires having a very high rate of casualties. 

The smallest distraction when using a hot chip pan could lead to a fire in a matter of moments. 
Advice from the fire service  for those who use a chip pan includes:

• do not overfill a chip pan with oil – one third full is plenty
• be careful that it does not overheat
• use a thermostat-controlled deep-fat fryerP
• never throw water on a chip pan fire
• do not cook while drinking excessive alcohol
• do not take risks in tackling a fire.  Get out, stay out and call 999.
• get a smoke alarm and test it weekly

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12:10am Tue 18 Feb 14

Mr Totterdge Hill says...

Very crisp and crunchy on the outside , cooked in dripping... and no vinegar please.
My daughter used to invite her pals from school to try the best chips in Vickam Innit... and they're still **** fine chips.

Mmmm
Very crisp and crunchy on the outside , cooked in dripping... and no vinegar please. My daughter used to invite her pals from school to try the best chips in Vickam Innit... and they're still **** fine chips. Mmmm Mr Totterdge Hill
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2:39am Tue 18 Feb 14

Roy Stockdill says...

Ho hum! Yet more nonsensical "advice" from our beloved nanny state leaders who love to treat us all as children.

Why don't they f-off and mind their own business? National Chip Week? How bloody daft can you get?
Ho hum! Yet more nonsensical "advice" from our beloved nanny state leaders who love to treat us all as children. Why don't they f-off and mind their own business? National Chip Week? How bloody daft can you get? Roy Stockdill
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