The easter holiday is getting close and those who haven’t had enough of snow and skiing yet here in Norway head for the mountains. The more sensible of us stay at home and enjoy the budding spring. What ever we choose, labouring over the pots and pans is a thing to avoid when in the holiday mood, so here’s a quick and easy stew for you
A traditional British dinner recipe found on BBCgoodfood
Just to clearify: Faggots are a traditional dish in the UK, especially South and Mid Wales and the Midlands of England. It is made from meat off-cuts and offal, especially pork. A faggot is traditionally made from pig’s heart, liver and fatty belly meat or bacon minced together, with herbs added for flavouring and sometimes bread crumbs.
Faggots originated as a traditional cheap food of ordinary country people in Western England, particularly west Wiltshire and the West Midlands. Their popularity spread from there, especially to South Wales in the mid-nineteenth century, when many agricultural workers left the land to work in the rapidly expanding industry and mines of that area.
Faggots are also known as “ducks” in the Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Lancashire, often as “Savoury Ducks”. The first use of the term in print was in the Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser on Saturday June 3 1843, a news report of a gluttonous man who ate twenty of them.
This is an old and popular dish in Sweden, but for Mrs. Newlywed, it might just be a première. (Top text of the recipe)
Isn’t it strange that even at the end a seventies there was no discussion about who belonged in the kitchen, it was the lady of the house – Ted 😉
A great pork recipe found on jamieoliver.com
Jamie Oliver’s take on a delicious British classic.
This classic Norwegian dish is typical what the English would call cottage cooking. It’s made from an inexpensive but very tasty piece of meat and an inexpensive vegetable. Besides in the old days anyone with a bit of land would grow their own rutbaga.
Pork knuckle is often just called knuckles in Norway. Others again call them ham knuckles. But all the names mean the same thing, the short piece between the ham and the trotters.
Skillet Almond Pork might seem to be a far cry from pork chops, but the basic ingredients is clearly the same. Elvis’ taste seldom departed far from Southern-style home cooking, but he was willing to try a new dish if the main ingredient was familiar.