Glossary entry for
pastie supper

The "pastie suppers" which Van remembers buying (in "A Sense of Wonder") from Davey's chipper in East Belfast, would be the Irish (rather than the English) version of the "pastie supper". The Irish version pastie (and this is particulary a Northern Irish delicacy) is round and flat, about 3/4 inch thick and consists of meat, potato and onion dipped in batter and fried. The English pastie, on the other hand, is a kind of meat and vegetable pie in a pastry crust. A "pastie supper" would include chips with the aforementioned pastie.

Contributed by Roy Bowers

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