Fried Bread and Marmalade Sandwiches

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Fried Bread and Marmalade Sandwiches

Post by oiref » Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:54 pm

I still reminisce after those babies but since leaving have never been able to replicate C.H. fried bread.. I seem to remember it was an orangey colour.
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Post by Great Plum » Wed Jun 29, 2005 9:07 am

That sounds disgusting! LOL
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Post by Richard Ruck » Wed Jun 29, 2005 10:21 am

It was a hunger thing, Plum.

In those days we seemed to be permanently hungry, so we'd eat any old crap that was pushed our way.

The fried bread was interesting, though. Often rock-hard, but still managing to hold enough grease to dribble down your arm.

Let's not even START on the Spam fritters......
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Post by Great Plum » Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:28 am

Sounds like the fried bread we had too.

Talking of grease did you ever have lasagne?
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Post by Richard Ruck » Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:38 am

Yup, certainly did have lasagne. I always thought it was OK - tastier than most of the rubbish, and used to fill you up.

I think that the kitchen staff, being mostly Mediterranean types (cheap labour? - surely not!) felt more at home preparing this type of stuff.

Fried bread, porridge etc. were completely alien concepts to them.
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Post by Great Plum » Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:57 am

On my juniors, we had a lot of scousers but byt the time I left CH they were mostly all from South Africa (including a chartered accountant who was earning more serving us food than working in South Africa. After 2 years, he was able to buy a 4 bed home in SA with a swimming pool!)

We used to fill a cup half full with the grease from the top of the lasagne!
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Post by J.R. » Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:19 pm

Cheese and Potato pie.

Absolutely gorgeous, especially with a big dollop of strawberry jam !

I still hanker after it, 40 years later !

I think you'll find the fried bread was produced in bulk by quickly dipping loads of half slices of bread into scalding oil !
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Post by ben ashton » Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:24 pm

Fried Spam is great!
Texture of sausage, taste of bacon.
And it fits nicely into a sandwich.
Amazing invention.
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Post by Richard Ruck » Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:32 pm

ben ashton wrote:Fried Spam is great!
Texture of sausage, taste of bacon.
And it fits nicely into a sandwich.
Amazing invention.
You've got to be joking!!!

Go to a decent butcher and get some proper sausages / bacon - you won't find much similarity.

Spam does, however, fit nicely into a sandwich - my wife likes the stuff in a sandwich made with sliced white bread, with some salad cream. Vile!

Even my dog's not too fond of the stuff.
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Post by J.R. » Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:32 pm

Seem to remember Marmite Fritters were always well received.
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Post by ben ashton » Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:35 pm

For the record, I used to sell very good sausages on a meat counter in Waitrose!
However now a combination of being a poor student and not having any decent shops nearby has made me acustomed to eating processed meat (?) out of a tin!
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Post by Richard Ruck » Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:36 pm

J.R. wrote:Seem to remember Marmite Fritters were always well received.
I'd forgotten about the "signature dish" of English institutional catering.

I wouldn't say they were "well received", but it WAS a case of "eat or starve".
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Post by ben ashton » Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:38 pm

How do you make a marmite fritter?
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Post by Richard Ruck » Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:39 pm

ben ashton wrote:For the record, I used to sell very good sausages on a meat counter in Waitrose!
However now a combination of being a poor student and not having any decent shops nearby has made me acustomed to eating processed meat (?) out of a tin!
Well, I've found that there is one reasonably acceptable way to use Spam (if you absolutely must!) - a stir-fry. Chopped into strips, with some chillies, bean-sprouts, noodles, soya sauce etc.

Not so bad AND very cheap.
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Post by Richard Ruck » Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:41 pm

ben ashton wrote:How do you make a marmite fritter?
Probably best not even to try......
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