Fried Bread and Marmalade Sandwiches

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Post by Mid A 15 » Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:54 pm

I'd go along with JR and agree that cheese and potato pie and marmite fritters were two of the more acceptable items we were served in the sixties.

I confess to concocting my own cheese and potato pie thing for my daughters which was surprisingly well received. They still request it from time to time.
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Post by Richard Ruck » Wed Jun 29, 2005 1:00 pm

Mid A 15 wrote:I'd go along with JR and agree that cheese and potato pie and marmite fritters were two of the more acceptable items we were served in the sixties.

I confess to concocting my own cheese and potato pie thing for my daughters which was surprisingly well received. They still request it from time to time.
Nothing wrong with the cheese and potato pie, but I think that marmite fritters, like spots, platform shoes and Uriah Heep albums, should remain consigned to history!
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Post by ben ashton » Wed Jun 29, 2005 1:08 pm

I've got a Uriah Heep DVD, does that count?!
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Post by Richard Ruck » Wed Jun 29, 2005 1:19 pm

ben ashton wrote:I've got a Uriah Heep DVD, does that count?!
No, sorry, has to be vinyl!
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Post by J.R. » Wed Jun 29, 2005 1:24 pm

ben ashton wrote:I've got a Uriah Heep DVD, does that count?!
Carol Vordermann counts, BUT NOT AT THE MOMENT !
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Post by oiref » Wed Jun 29, 2005 8:48 pm

We also used to nick in early for breakfast. We went around all the tables looking for the jug with the 'top of the milk' in it and swap it for ours. What we would do to increase our fat intake knew no bounds :lol:
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Post by JamesF35 » Thu Jun 30, 2005 10:19 am

RECIPE FOR MIMTE FRITTERS (AS SERVED AT CH)

Take sliced Mothers Pride style bread (nearest equivalent today is probably Tesco Value sliced bread). Apply margerine thinly spread and then marmite to make a sandwich. Cut the sandwich once diagonally into two halves. Dip into batter, ensure it is appl;ied gernerously, and then deep fry in cheap oil until golden brown.

Serving suggestion: Don't eat straight away but store in a warm place for at least half an hour to an hour. If greasy oil drains out into the tray, don't worry as this will add to the experience.

A great authentic meal for "high tea".


It's hard to believe that we actually used to enjoy eating these things !
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Post by Great Plum » Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:26 am

Marmite fritters do sound good tho!
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Post by J.R. » Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:54 am

Great Plum wrote:Marmite fritters do sound good tho!
THEY ARE !!
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Post by Mark1 » Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:50 pm

yeah well, fried bread no longer has a place at CH due to 'dietary concerns'...
Surely the issue, even now, with housey kids, is raising them TO the average weight for height, rather than the reverse...

...Or perhaps the fried bread was too popular...

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Post by Great Plum » Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:26 am

No more fried bread? That's terrible!
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Post by Euterpe13 » Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:57 pm

I still hanker for my fried bread & marmelade over 30 years on.... I remember trying to serve at b'fast to my family a while back , and was shamed into giving it to the dog!

I think our F.B at Hertford was better than yours - it was cooked in the tins along with the sausages, and tasted absolutely lovely - dripped hot fat onto plate/hand/ table as one pigged it ....
Never managed to make it taste the same. Ditto for the sausage hot-pot - been trying to get that right for ages ! Does anyone have a recipe?

Afterthought : what does it say about us OBs that, despite decades away from the place, presumably adult and professionally succesful, with the chance to educate our palates, that we still yearn for the stodge we were fed as kids ? Psychoanalysis, anyone ?

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