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#361 Futtocks

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 04:00 PM

I can't remember what the conclusion was and I've no time to search this thread or any other but if I had a deep fat fryer, and I wanted to have, for example, homemade onion bhajis and homemade doughnuts for tea, both in veg oil, could I do one after the other? Or would the oil become tainted by flavour? And secondly, if I wanted them two days in a row, is the current oil ok?


The bhajis would flavour the oil more, I'd expect, so if you have a choice, do the doughnuts first.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 04:06 PM

The bhajis would flavour the oil more, I'd expect, so if you have a choice, do the doughnuts first.

still don't think it's a good idea for the sake of some oil
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Posted 27 September 2012 - 04:27 PM

The bhajis would flavour the oil more, I'd expect, so if you have a choice, do the doughnuts first.

Try this recipe,type in Oven Onion Bhajis (Chef Jeenas Food Recipe)......very nice can't stop making em........

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 04:55 PM

Fried egg banjos for tea tonight! Proper food.
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Posted 27 September 2012 - 05:07 PM

Fried egg banjos for tea tonight! Proper food.

Somebody told me why they were called egg banjos recently :D
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Posted 27 September 2012 - 07:17 PM

Somebody told me why they were called egg banjos recently :D


:D

I am also the holder of very many fried egg banjo medals over the years....
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:18 PM

I'm making curry goat at the weekend, something I've always loved to eat but never cooked. There are loads of recipes on t'internet for it but they differ massively - has anyone got a definitive version that works well?

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:08 PM

Duuuude, how did it go?


Forgot to report back in!

In the end I went for this http://www.bbcgoodfo...an-curried-goat recipe, which was a bit lazy 'cos it uses ready made spice mixes that are available in big supermarkets.

I can honestly say - and I'm not talking about my cooking ability here, but the recipe - that it was one of the best meals I've ever made. We had a couple of friends round to share it who are superb cooks and they were raving about it for hours afterwards.

The only variation on the recipe was that I used gungo peas instead of kidney beans, plus I added a few diced spuds about half way through to thicken the sauce.

Absolutely sure I'll be making it again and again in the future, it was the stuff of legend. Just the right heat, just the right sweetness and absolutely full of flavour. Ace, thanks for the tips. Also, at just 5 quid a kilo, its hard to understand why more people don't cook goat when we seem to love expensive lamb so much.

The only thing you need to consider if you're making it is that it takes over 3 hours in total. Its really simple to make, it just takes a lot of cooking and I gave it much longer than the recipe suggests.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:12 PM

Hot and sour aubergine for tea tonight - aubergines, potatoes, tomatoes, loads of chilis and a load of garlic fried for ages in a good amount of mustard oil and spices. Not for the faint hearted (or the amorous).

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 05:18 PM

I did Chicken, Ham & Pancetta Pie last night, making the pastry myself, tonight is \\spag \bol night as it's the Mrs's turn to cook, tomorrow will be a Thai Chicken Curry
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:39 AM

Anyone know of a shop like Osgrow but without a minimum order? An off the shelf butcher, farm shop, market or specialist for example.

Local to West Yorkshire...

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:43 AM

Also, at just 5 quid a kilo, its hard to understand why more people don't cook goat when we seem to love expensive lamb so much.


I'd cook goat more often if it was easier to find in the local shops.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:55 AM

I'd cook goat more often if it was easier to find in the local shops.

The only places I could find it in Bradford were a handful of halal butchers. It could be ordered in to the butchers at Asda (Dudley Hill, Bradford, it's a halal butcher there too), or rather they get an order in every so often, but it led nowhere.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:20 AM

Just walked past my "Local" butchers, and they are having a push on Goat - Tastes like lamb, but 2/3 of the price - so I stopped to take a look, and it was mostly bone, very little meat on it at all. I'd rather wait for my Mrs to have a weekend at her Mums in London & have a trip either along Stroud Green Road, Green Lanes or out to Wood Green
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:06 AM

I reckon it raises an interesting point about supply and demand. Why don't supermarkets stock it? They'll probably tell you there's no demand, but I think its the big supermarkets that create demand by what they supply, if you see what I mean.

I regularly have a bit of a dig at various supermarket fishmongers in my neck of the woods. I ask them why they continue to sell critically endangered fish - those in genuine danger of extinction - and they always come back with the same line, that its about satisfying customer demand. I suspect that this is complete nonsense, as a lot of people don't go looking for specific species from a specific part of the oceans, they just generally have a look and see what's on offer. Are the supermarkets really saying that if they withdrew skate wings, for example, then people would shop elsewhere as a result?

Sorry, anyway, the point about goat is a similar one - is it a matter of supply and demand or are we just culturally attuned to eating sheep but not goats?

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 12:54 PM

Sorry, anyway, the point about goat is a similar one - is it a matter of supply and demand or are we just culturally attuned to eating sheep but not goats?


Bit of both - or maybe the availability creating the cultural tendency.

I know when Waitrose have various gamebirds available in their meat section during the Winter, it sells well, so there's certainly some demand for non-standard meats. And the other day, I bought some ox cheeks off their butchers' counter. But in general, supermarkets are a bit tame when it comes to choice.

If you're lucky enough to have a good local butcher, I envy you.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 02:20 PM

The only places I could find it in Bradford were a handful of halal butchers. It could be ordered in to the butchers at Asda (Dudley Hill, Bradford, it's a halal butcher there too), or rather they get an order in every so often, but it led nowhere.

you can get it on Leeds Market no bother
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 02:37 PM

If you're lucky enough to have a good local butcher, I envy you.

I'm certain they don't exist. I mean, has anyone ever seen a good butcher?
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 02:46 PM

I'm certain they don't exist. I mean, has anyone ever seen a good butcher?


I do. Don't remember seeing goat in there though.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:18 PM

There is an excellent butcher in Adel, on the northern edge of Leeds, who will get you any meat you ask for, within reason, on request.

There are also 3 very good butchers I use, all halal incidentally, that sell goat as a matter of course (on or off the bone). You can throw a blanket over them on the Wetherby Road between Harehills and Oakwood for those that know the area I suspect many people don't know just how friendly these places are. They are staffed by smiling people who don't mind you asking questions; for example, they don't have a whole leg of lamb on show but if you ask for one they will go out back, which you can see, and cut you one for at least half the price of Tesco which is only about 200 metres away.

And yes, I suppose I am lucky, but there are of course good and bad points to living in Leeds. Access to great local shops is one of the good things.