Battered mince pies are Spalding chippy’s seasonal treat

Oh My Cod! It's battered mince pies! Sandy, Bill and Arun Rai with the seasonal sensations outside their chip shop in Spalding. Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG171215-104TW.
Oh My Cod! It's battered mince pies! Sandy, Bill and Arun Rai with the seasonal sensations outside their chip shop in Spalding. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG171215-104TW.
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Deep-fried, battered mince pies are a surprise seasonal treat at a Spalding fish and chip shop.

The batter is Oh My Cod’s traditional recipe and it envelopes Mr Kipling’s mince pies, which is probably why some customers say they are exceedingly good.

We just wanted to do something different for Christmas.

Bill Rai

Chippy boss Bill Rai said: “We just wanted to do something different for Christmas.”

The Alexandra Road shop sold more than 100 battered mince pies in the week following the launch

Bill says deep frying seems to bring out the flavour of all of the spices in the mince pies and that works very well with the batter.

“We don’t put oil on the mince pie,” said Bill. “The batter seals all around it.”

The battered mince pies sell for 60p each and are cooked to order.

And people who have braved a first taste are going back for more.

“They are going surprisingly well,” said Bill. “They’re selling a bit more than we expected them to do.”

Now Oh My Cod has dipped its toes into the waters of battering something slightly off-beat, Bill will launch another taste sensation in the new year. He said: “There’s a lot of demand from people wanting battered Mars bars and we plan to do them in January.”

• Three Free Press staff tried the mince pies – two liked them and one was a definite “no”.