THE dish pubs call ‘Dirty Fries’ is just normal fries that were dropped in the kitchen, it has emerged.
Roy Hobbs, landlord of The Bird in Hand in Bexhill, admitted the guilty-pleasure dish is smothered in cheese and barbecue sauce to disguise the very obvious taste of floor.
He continued: “Yeah, a whole load of fries get dropped on the journey from kitchen to table. It’s a hazard of the job. But food waste is bad. It says so in the Guardian.
“So rather than throw the strays away, we sweep them up, give them a quick refry, chuck them in a basket, chuck a load of shit on them and serve them up as ‘dirty fries’ for £12.50 a pop.
“It’s profitable, it’s upcycling, and we can’t be done for false advertising because the fries are genuinely f**king filthy. Especially the ones that have been behind the units a few weeks. At a time when pubs are struggling, it’s been a real boon for us.
“We’re hoping to branch out into other ‘dirty dishes’. Out-of-date milk, spoiled meat – they’ll be trendy soon, right? Hipsters will eat anything.”
Customer Nathan Muir, tucking into a basket of dirty fries, said: “I think you’ll find I don’t care because I’m pissed.”