Norwich Market stall battering up mince pies

Lucy's chip stall in Norwich Markets has added battered mince pies to their menu as a Christmas spec

Lucy's chip stall in Norwich Markets has added battered mince pies to their menu as a Christmas special. - Credit: Archant

Mince pies are the pinnacle of British Christmas treats and now one shop has decided to add their own flavour to the classic holiday snack.

Lucy's Chip shop in the Norwich Market is serving battered minced pies from now through Christmas, and possibly up until the New Year depending on their popularity.

The Christmas special is made fresh to order, and resembles doughnuts in taste.

Barclay Gray, who owns the stalls with his brother, said: 'We were toying with battering different things. We thought 'what can we do that's different and Christmas-y for the season.

'We decided on mince pies because they are such a traditional Christmas treat. We are also considering battering other things in other seasons, such as Mars Bars or Cadbury's Creme Eggs for Easter.'

Mr Gray and his brother have been running the stall for just about three weeks, but it has been in the family for about five or six years.

Lucy's Chip Shop has been in Norwich Market since 1971.

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What we thought

I decided to try out these battered mince pies.

Being that I am American, I had never had a regular mince pie, so I had very few expectations.

I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would, and they resembled doughnuts or another deep-friend sweet. They are made fresh to order, so it was very warm and really just tasted like a deep fried ball of cinnamon-sweetness.

Had I not watched them batter it, or known what it was, I never would have guessed that it was a mince pie.

My only recommendation for improving the sweet would be to sprinkle some powdered sugar on top.

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