Tasty festive treat on offer at chippie

Mark Fry-days fish and chip shop giving away a free battered mince pie with every portion of fish and chips.'From the left, Conner Storer, George Robinson and owner Mark Keenan.
Mark Fry-days fish and chip shop giving away a free battered mince pie with every portion of fish and chips.'From the left, Conner Storer, George Robinson and owner Mark Keenan.

A BRIGHOUSE chippie is serving up a special Christmas treat, battered mince pies.

Mark Fry-Days in Lightcliffe Road has been serving the seasonal pudding throughout December and until the New Year to mark the Christmas period.

The concept of the pudding sounds ridiculous but customers have been pleasantly surprised after taking a bite.

One customer said: I don’t usual like mince pies but after trying one they are very nice. I say well done to Mark for thinking outside the box.”

Others said they were “nice and sweet” and it wasn’t how they expected it be.

Mark Keenan who runs the chippie is well known for trying unusual concepts. For St Patrick’s Day he turned his fish green.

“We try to do different things depending on the time of year. At Easter we did something similar with Easter eggs.”

The mince pies are flying out of the fryer after an offer in last week’s Brighouse Echo.

“They don’t taste how people expect them to. Even I don’t like them and when I tried one I was pleasantly surprised, they are exceedingly good,” he said.

“It is another one of those Mark Fry-Day’s things. People expect us to do crazy things like this now and I am more than happy to oblige.

“They are going down well. At first people were laughing but after trying one they wanted another. It is just something different.”

Connor Storer who works with Mark was one of the people that normally doesn’t like mince pies. He said: “After trying one I was surprised they don’t taste like they normally do, I think because of the batter. I would encourage others to give it a go.”

Mark also sells battered mars bars and Bigfoot, which is a 12 inch 6oz pork sausage in batter.

The mince pies will be on offer today until Saturday.

Mark is hoping to be hopping into 2013 by selling battered frog’s legs.

He will be back open on January 3.