Belfast’s Van Morrison reminisces of ‘pastie suppers down at Davy’s chipper, gravy rings, wagon wheels, barm bracks and snowballs’ in ‘A Sense of Wonder’. You can still order a Pastie Supper in most traditional Belfast chip shops. Different from a Cornish pasty, Belfast Pasties look just like a battered sausage, only in the shape of a burger.
Flame Gasworks Museum at Carrickfergus have a gas chip fryer from the old Belfast 2 up 2 down houses, where people would often open up the sash window of their front room to sell cones of chips for a penny in the 1940s and 1950s. I have a picture of it from my visit there – https://www.recipeboffin.com/carrickfergus-gasworks-museum/
Make your own at home with my delicious Belfast Pastie Recipe from my hot food and bakery shop. Find it and lots of other Belfast favourites in the Belfast Cookbook Volume 1, which you can preview below. (Get all the recipes direct from Amazon to your computer or ebook reader for the price of a packet of traybakes!) The recipe is also available in paperback where it was first published in my Original Irish Recipe Book.