Re: Deep-fried pizza, anyone?
I've never seen that particular "delicacy" outside of Edinburgh, and I hope to never see it again. In fact my one and only encounter with it was an accident.
I was a skint student looking for a cheap meal, and the chippie down the street had two separate menus: one for regular chippie fare, and one for pizzas. The pizza menu was well outside my pathetic budget, but for some reason (I didn't understand at the time) they also had the single entry for "Pizza" on the chippie menu ... just £1! Like a mug I ordered it, then watched in horror as they took a slice of pizza dough, spread it with tomato paste from a tube, covered it in grated cheddar cheese (eugh!), folded it in half, then deep fried it.
I was too shocked to say anything, and just took it like Oliver Twist meekly clutching a bowl of gruel, then walked out, still gawking. Just the smell was awful, but the one bite I took nearly killed me.
I stuck to peanut butter toasties after that. It was a big thing in Edinburgh. They say the second most prevalent smell in Auld Reekie, after the infamous hops cloud, is the lingering smell of peanut butter.