Monday, 20 July 2009

the next best meal in Scotland...

There are times, when you're on the road and travelling around, when you need sustenance. Nothing fancy or adorned with Michelin stars, just something that fills the belly and puts a smile on your face.

There was such a day when The Other Diner and I were in Scotland. We'd been driving around a while on a hot day, were thirsty and hungry, and not a little scratchy with each other as a result. Glucose levels needed restoring, and fast.

Luckily, we wound up in a little town called Aberdour, just a few miles from Edinburgh, but across the Forth bridge.

And there, in Aberdour, we hit upon the Cedar Inn. Better still, on the lunch specials menu, was something we couldn't resist.

Reader, I bring you...


chips and cheese


Chips and cheese!

A venerable Scottish favourite this, as is chips and curry sauce (the choice of The Other Diner, and which lurks in the background of the photo).

Forget fancy cooking - this had everything I needed. The chips were fresh as you like, homemade, and fried to perfection. The cheese was just the right amount, tasty, but not overwhelming. And all washed down with a half pint of real ale. NOTHING could have been better. NOTHING.

15 comments:

Su-Lin said...

Woah...I've not seen that before!

Pia K said...

Ha, ha, sometimes that kind of hits the spot! But I would have liked carrots too. And a cider. I now wish I had some immediate plans for a Scotland return, sadly I don't.

But a short stop Copenhagen next week, which isn't half bad...;)

Manggy said...

Hahaha. That is awesome. Did away with the pretense of grating the cheese appealingly too! ;) (nothing like fries with a Jheri curl.)

The Curious Cat said...

Ah cheese and chips - simple pleasures! The Canadian's also have it right with poutine! Have you ever tried that?

David Hall said...

Cheesy chips - I would be a liar if I said I had never had them. Hats off for Blogging it!

cheers
David

Helen said...

Every day at school - chips, cheese and beans please. Every. single. day.

Sam said...

I used to always buy these when I went to watch the rugby, it's been a while now though!

Cynthia said...

I've never had this combo before and I love chips! Got to give it a try!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Yes, please! It looks delicious.

Cakelaw said...

LOL - it is often the simple pleasures that are the best. I didn't know that the Scots liked chips and cheese or chips and curry sauce - I learn something new every day.

Jacqueline said...

Yum, just right with a pint! I spent a lot of time in Aberdour as a child, but I haven't been there for years. It has a great beach.

Margaret said...

Unusual idea - on a trip to Scotland we never had one bad meal - even if it was modest and that can't be bad, can it?

Chris De La Rosa said...

Not only do we put cheese on ours, we toss in some gravy as well. Poutine is a hit in our home.

Absolutely nothing beats fresh cut fries.

Chris in Canada.

scandilicious said...

holy mackerel....a revelation, two of my favourite ingredients, cheese and potatoes! thanks for posting this Helen :-)

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