Friday, July 01, 2005


Here they are, with one cut so you can see the consistency. Yum. Lunch.


Blogger ScaryCheri said...

is that meat?

looks like what we would call a fritter, a deep fried ball of fish, or crab or some other kind of meat.

Fri Jul 01, 09:32:00 pm 2005  
Blogger Bluefluff said...

But tastes quite different...... More like Scandinavian meatballs (Frikadeller)
Unless of course you get Fiskfrikadeller, which are the fishy ones :-)

Pyk - strange, isn't it, that with Grimsby so close, there hasn't been a fishy faggot?

Sat Jul 02, 02:41:00 am 2005  
Blogger Pelicanhellican said...

Wooooooo, you must have different coloured fish to us, S'Cheri! It really is like a coarse pate and the ingredients are
4 oz liver,
8 slices bacon, 6 medium-sized onions,(all those ingredients chopped)
3 cups breadcrumbs soaked in 1 cup water,
half teaspoon sage (I'd use more!),
1 1/4 cups water and sald and pepper.
Cook bacon and ionions together for 5 mins over low heat. Add liver and water and simmer mix for 15 mins.
Add soaked breadcrumbs and sage, season and mix.
Turn into a well-greased square baking pan. Cut into squares and bake for 45 mins at 250 deg.
Serve cold (good with chutney, pickles, etc)
They're also known as Poor Man's Goose or Savoury Duck.

Sat Jul 02, 12:35:00 pm 2005  
Blogger Pelicanhellican said...

Whoops, bluefluff, I clicked on your name to see your blog and I can't at this moment now see your comment - but I do remember it!
My stepfather was a seine-netter captain and would occasionally make us some 'fishballs' consisting of chopped raw fish, onion, mashed potato and and beaten egg to bind. He'd just drop 'em into deep fat to cook til golden.
I recall, when I was little, we had an Icelandic lodger. Could never get over the fact that he wouldn't drink the milk until it had soured!! I suppose a 'sort of' yoghurt? Not to my taste though!

Sat Jul 02, 12:42:00 pm 2005  
Blogger gloriajeantx said...

they look like muffins! what flavor are they?So they are called faggots? hmmmmmmm! wouldn't go over here very well would they ..hahaha what are crumpets then?

Fri Jul 08, 04:05:00 pm 2005  
Blogger Pelicanhellican said...

Gj, the faggots taste very much like a coarse pate (eg. Ardennes), that's sliceable instead of spreadable.
Crumpets are also pikelets .. and thereby hangs another tale, which is answered elsewhere! :)

Fri Jul 08, 04:32:00 pm 2005  
Anonymous Nan said...

I thought faggots were cigarette butts. Also, the term is applied rudely with other conotations. Well, they look nice! I'm just a babe in the woods!


Sat Jul 09, 05:05:00 am 2005  
Blogger Pelicanhellican said...

There's a recipe higher up in these comments for anyone so brave as to try cooking them!

Sat Jul 09, 11:24:00 am 2005  

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