Gerry Adams ignites the fry debate labelling one ingredient ‘anglicised’
Gerry Adams has started a debate online about the humble fry after he said that the addition of beans was an ‘anglicised’ version of a traditional breakfast.© Provided by Extra.ie
The former Sinn Fein leader took to Twitter on Sunday, just as many will have been tucking into their fry to point out that he wasn’t a fan of baked beans with his traditional breakfast.
He tweeted the ingredients that he believes should only be on his breakfast plate, as he also ruled out the presence of any form of fried potato.© Provided by Extra.ie Gerry Adams has started a debate online about the humble fry after he said that the addition of beans was an ‘anglicised’ version of a traditional breakfast. Pic: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images
Mr Adams wrote: ‘Beans in a fry is an anglicised 6 counties version of the traditional Ulster fry with dipped farls, black & white pudding, eggs, bacon & ispiní.
‘Fried spuds in a fry is Americanised addition. If you’re gonna eat a fry eat an authentic indigenous fry.’
It started a mixed debate about what constitutes a proper fry, while others just used the opportunity to take the mickey.
One reply read: ‘Spot on- I knew it, always had an uneasy feeling about those beans. The fried spuds is a bit like bacon on top of pancakes and syrup, just not right.’
Another commented under Gerry’s assertion: ‘But I like what I like… Sometimes being diverse tastes nice…’
A third person said: ‘Our indigenous fry can also be enhanced by the addition of such exotic ingredients as mushrooms and tamata and, dare I say it, toast.’
One more said: ‘Weird hill to die on, Gerry.’
Fred puts on another thinking cap to come to grips with this one of Gerry Adams multiple personality types. He highly recommends interview Gerry Adams did (now on youtube) with the famous Irish psychiatrist Anthony Clare. The programme was very popular in the UK and called In the Psychiatrist Chair. Take time to look at it because Gerry hedges skillfully, even back then in the 1980’s and Anthony Clare was a most able interviewer but he lost out to Gerry.