Monday, January 16, 2017

East End Special

The East End is an area of Central and East London, England.
In the 1800's, it became synonymous with poverty, overcrowding, disease and criminals.
The Second World War devastated much of the East End during the Blitz.
Some parts continue to contain some of the worst poverty in Britain.
However a unique resurgence with of all things: “gourmet restaurants” have led a new energy to the community. Where the East End was known for jellied eel and fish & chips with the post war rationing, it is now becoming the “in” place to go for fancy food.
Proving that the WWII Propaganda image of the 'brave chirpy Cockney' may not have been that far off reality. So to honor these hard working citizens, let us prepare a simple traditional East End meal of fish & chips with mushy peas!

This is a basic fun dish to liven up the dreary winter evening. Simple: stick the fish & potatoes into the oven, and mash up some peas!

Ingredients: 1 box frozen battered fish filets
1 bag frozen “steak cut” french fries
1 pkg frozen green peas
2 slices bacon
½ cup chopped onion
1 Tbs apple cider vinegar
1 tsp sugar
¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese.

Pre heat oven to 425 degrees (according to directions on potatoes & fish)

Line two baking sheets with foil.

Follow directions on packages for times to cook.
Mushy Peas:
In a medium skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, remove to paper towel when crispy and add onion to skillet, stirring until starting to turn transparent.

Pour in the peas. Stir well for about 4 to 5 minutes until thawed & fully cooked.

Pour into a medium sized bowl. Using a potato masher work this into a smooth mixture. Add the vinegar & sugar for the distinctive flavor of this side dish. Crumble the bacon into this and sprinkle with cheese.

Serve this with some strong tea, and a Pip Pip Cheerio!

Have a bit of fun with this silly and easy meal.
For our music:

Serving my Master Indy


To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

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The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes 


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