The 5 most British dishes

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Re: The 5 most British dishes

Post by Khundon1975 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:26 pm

Mushy peas with mint sauce and one of my sisters pies. :D
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Re: The 5 most British dishes

Post by chaspul » Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:18 am

Both Mrs C and I love home cooking and regularly have all the traditional dishes mentioned above.
My best memories were food from the NAAFI wagon at break time, hot meat patties at 4d, old pence, (now banned by the EU for not containing enough meat). Similar to a Scottish Bridie but round, ever tried a Bridie in a buttered roll?
Also Traditional British Bread Pudding from the wagon for the same price, not the slop you eat out of a pudding bowl (bread and butter pudding) but eaten cold like a cake. Mrs C still makes it for us occasionally and adds extra spice.
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Re: The 5 most British dishes

Post by STEVE G » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:49 am

chaspul wrote:Both Mrs C and I love home cooking and regularly have all the traditional dishes mentioned above.
My best memories were food from the NAAFI wagon at break time, hot meat patties at 4d, old pence, (now banned by the EU for not containing enough meat). Similar to a Scottish Bridie but round, ever tried a Bridie in a buttered roll?
When I was based in Prestwick with the Navy in the eighties, a guy used to come around in the morning selling those things, we used to call them Jock Pies but I don't know if they have any other name, they were very greasy and good hangover food.

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Re: The 5 most British dishes

Post by Khundon1975 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:50 am

What about the curry your mothers used to make on a Monday tea time, from the leftovers of Sunday lunch's lamb, beef, pork or chicken?
Made with curry powder, (only one type back then) with a bit of veg tossed in and some sultanas (an exotic ingredient back in my childhood) and some homemade chips, cooked in duck fat.

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Re: The 5 most British dishes

Post by dtaai-maai » Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:29 am

Curry? Sultanas? Lamb? Not at my home!
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Re: The 5 most British dishes

Post by chaspul » Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:31 am

World of difference between a Jock pie and a Bridie, JP are short crust and yes swimming in grease. Bridies are pasty shaped, Puff pastry as were the round meat patties.
Bridies so called I understand cos the were traditionally part of a wedding feast.
Not being a Scot, could not understand their passion for deep fried Mars bars and Pizza!
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Re: The 5 most British dishes

Post by Dannie Boy » Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:22 am

As others have mentioned, I grew up with a lot of comfort foods, like bread pudding that was quite soft when still warm from the oven, but rock solid next day. In winter we had lots of stews, meat pies and rice or tapioca puddings. Bubble and squeak was a Monday evening favourite. When times were hard, it was sometimes bread and dripping (beef preferably) to help fill us up.

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Re: The 5 most British dishes

Post by hhinner » Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:23 am

Khundon1975 wrote:What about the curry your mothers used to make on a Monday tea time, from the leftovers of Sunday lunch's lamb, beef, pork or chicken?
Made with curry powder, (only one type back then) with a bit of veg tossed in and some sultanas (an exotic ingredient back in my childhood) and some homemade chips, cooked in duck fat.

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When I were a lad :) - Curry unknown (maybe available in Bradford). Sultanas in cakes. Chips made with beef dripping.

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Re: The 5 most British dishes

Post by kendo » Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:50 am

My mrs crumbles an Oxo cube over the roast potatoes and parsnips half way through cooking you just cant beat that. Lamb shanks with red wine shallots and covered in anchovy fillets to give them incredible flavour minted peas and celeriac in your mash.

Kippers not had them for a long time going to take my little one to school and its going to be Kippers and poached eggs on Granary toast for me.

I also really enjoy Spam fritters in a crusty roll or Scottish black pudding and square sausage. I've also had this white pudding sausage from a chippy up there but god knows what that is.
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Re: The 5 most British dishes

Post by arcadianagain » Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:40 pm

We used to have white pudding, locally known as hog`s pudding, maybe the same as black pudding without the blood. One of my favourites back in the day was wild rabbit stew. Curry was unknown along with garlic and other foreign "muck"

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Re: The 5 most British dishes

Post by Big Boy » Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:47 pm

My mother used to make Hogs Pudding, which I loved, but it was only a couple of minutes ago when I Googled it that I realised what it actually was.
Wikipedia wrote:Hog's pudding is a type of sausage produced in Cornwall and Devon. Some versions of the recipe comprise pork meat and fat, suet, bread, and oatmeal or pearl barley formed into the shape of a large sausage - also known as 'Groats pudding' and are very similar to a white pudding, whereas others versions of the recipe contain a high percentage of offal such as lung and liver and can more accurately be described as a sort of West Country haggis. It is much spicier than white pudding as it contains black pepper, cumin, basil and garlic. The sausage is usually around two inches in diameter.
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Re: The 5 most British dishes

Post by Gregjam » Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:24 pm

As a seafarer I am familiar with what is known as a Cheese Beano. Spam, baked beans, bacon and cheese on toast. Keeps well with the general category of heart attack on a plate which a lot of the dishes mentioned fit into.

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Re: The 5 most British dishes

Post by arcadianagain » Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:54 pm

[quote="Big Boy"]My mother used to make Hogs Pudding, which I loved, but it was only a couple of minutes ago when I Googled it that I realised what it actually was.

Did your mother used to pronounce it ug`s puddn?

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Re: The 5 most British dishes

Post by Big Boy » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:30 am

No, it was more like og's puddn :D
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Re: The 5 most British dishes

Post by nellyp » Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:40 pm

Toad in the hole anyone???????

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