Grilled Cheese Chip Butty (Sandwich)

Here are some brief facts about Chip Butty extracted from Wikipedia (and it’s not the name of my pet!):-

“The word butty is a contraction of “bread and butter” that came from northern England, perhaps Yorkshire or Liverpool.”

“Originally considered a working-class meal and was served in pubs.”

“Usually a meal is served with a round of bread so diners can assemble their own Chip Butty with leftover chips.”

To celebrate National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, I’ve decided to go all out! I was thinking all day about how to make a grilled cheese sandwich more glorious than it already is.  Then I remembered Chip Butty.

A basic Chip Butty is made with fries sandwiched between two buttered white bread slices. Since I’m not the type of lady who takes thing as it is, I tweaked the original version by marrying two of my favourite things in life, fries and grilled cheese sandwich. I must say I have been having favourable success in combining my favourite food/ingredients on one plate. Still sticking to my mantra-of-the-moment “two positives don’t necessarily result in a negative”, this grilled cheese Chip Butty  has made my first celebration of the National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day a memorable one.  Hope you have a good one too! xoxo, Emily.

Grilled Cheese Chip Butty (Sandwich)

Make 1 sandwich


  • 2 slices of white bread
  • 8 thin slices of mozzarella cheese (if you use a mozarella ball)
  • Leftover fries (or in Australia we call them hot chips)
  • A small handful of rocket leaves (arugula)
  • Ketchup
  • Butter, slightly soften to ease spreading


  1. Heat up a small pan. In the meantime, spread some butter on one side of the bread slices. Place the first slice, butter side down, over the lowest possible heat setting.
  2. In this order, add first 4 slices of mozzarella cheese, fries, ketchup, rocket leaves, the last four slices of cheese and the other side of bread, butter side up. Press slightly with a spatula.
  3. Cook until the bottom slice of bread becomes brown and cheese has melted. Then flip the sandwich over to cook the other half.
  4. Remove the sandwich from the pan and serve immediately.

6 Responses to Grilled Cheese Chip Butty (Sandwich)
  1. Caroline
    April 12, 2012 | 8:09 pm

    Looks delicious yet simple…must try!

  2. Lokness @ The Missing Lokness
    April 12, 2012 | 8:15 pm

    Looks so delicious! Who knows you can put french fries in sandwich! Definitely worth a try! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Kevin (Closet Cooking)
    April 19, 2012 | 1:37 am

    Decadent and good!

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  5. Brian @ Easy Weeknight Dinners}
    April 24, 2012 | 10:47 pm

    Grilled cheese and french fries? Sounds amazing. Definitely going to put this one on next week’s dinner menu.

  6. Amanda at
    April 19, 2013 | 8:11 pm

    This grilled cheese looks so delicious. Have you entered it in the Grilled Cheese Academy’s recipe showdown? If not, you should! Here’s the website:

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