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  # 1662243 1-Nov-2016 20:27
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Lamb kidneys on toast for breakfast (or any other meal), tongue, and still remembering a Lincolnshire favourite, a deboned and cooked and breadcrumbed pigs head (name escapes me now -- ah, Haslet!).  Haggis (but not made with minced bus tickets).  And I used to buy, in fish and chip shops, bladders of some sort filled with minced and herbed liver (name also gone).  All yummy.  But I was a war baby in the UK, so we had to eat most everything.  And I still do, but it is hard getting any decent offal in supermarkets anymore--and even if I do manage to get some, it's not allowed in the house, so I wait until they have gone away and....





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  # 1662356 1-Nov-2016 22:23
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@Mspec

 

If your near any "halal butchers", they should have what you need or be able to source it.

 

 

 

  


 
 
 
 


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  # 1663140 3-Nov-2016 10:02
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I think we (me and you) are having the exact opposite view about these foods. I don't eat offal. I've never eaten them in my whole life.

 

You said you are not a fan of tripe where I am. I really like to eat tripe fried. I have to admit that, it takes a lot of hard work to clean it properly. But the taste is worth it.


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  # 1663436 3-Nov-2016 18:44
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mdav056:

 

... bladders of some sort filled with minced and herbed liver (name also gone).  

 

 

Faggots!





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  # 1663444 3-Nov-2016 19:00
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eracode:

mdav056:


... bladders of some sort filled with minced and herbed liver (name also gone).  



Faggots!


The cooking technique is called 'en vessie'.

A faggot is more of a meat pattie.





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  # 1663446 3-Nov-2016 19:03
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TwoSeven:
eracode:

 

mdav056:

 

 

 

... bladders of some sort filled with minced and herbed liver (name also gone).  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faggots!

 


The cooking technique is called 'en vessie'.

A faggot is more of a meat pattie.

 

@mdav056 seemed to have it pretty much right 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faggot_(food)

 

It's the mincing that gives them away but you can serve them straight.

 

 





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  # 1663459 3-Nov-2016 19:28
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Nisham:

 

I think we (me and you) are having the exact opposite view about these foods. I don't eat offal. I've never eaten them in my whole life.

 

You said you are not a fan of tripe where I am. I really like to eat tripe fried. I have to admit that, it takes a lot of hard work to clean it properly. But the taste is worth it.

 

 

You don't eat offal but you do eat tripe - surely tripe is offal?





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  # 1663488 3-Nov-2016 21:35
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eracode:

 

Nisham:

 

I think we (me and you) are having the exact opposite view about these foods. I don't eat offal. I've never eaten them in my whole life.

 

You said you are not a fan of tripe where I am. I really like to eat tripe fried. I have to admit that, it takes a lot of hard work to clean it properly. But the taste is worth it.

 

 

You don't eat offal but you do eat tripe - surely tripe is offal?

 

 

 

 

Anything that would look more at home in a jar on a shelf in a pathology lab - rather than on a dinner plate - is offal.


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  # 1663540 4-Nov-2016 08:31
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The proprietors at The Welsh Dragon in Welly used to serve really nice faggots.  Sometimes used to just bring tray of freebies around.





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  # 1663548 4-Nov-2016 08:44
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I never liked tripe until I tried how Chinese cook it. Now I think it's delicious and it's a great source of protein.

 

 

 

 

 





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  # 1663628 4-Nov-2016 11:19
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Mspec:

 

Growing up our family was pretty poor and we used to eat a lot of what was called back then offal. .......

 

Did you have any of this sort of thing growing up ..... ??. 

 

 

Very interesting thread.

 

My family was not poor. We had our own car (luxury for many in 70-s in USSR), we leaved in penthouse with harbour views from all windows and we had a batch out of the city to spend our weekends.

 

BUT...

 

There were not many choices of meat (or cheese). You had to stay in a queue to buy meat whatever that meat could be and only if there was meat for sale that day.

 

We grew up not being choosy and have learnt from our childhood how to not leave food on the plate.

 

Today my cat is getting the best chunks of meat I would be dreaming of having when I was a kid. He gets rabbit’s heart etc.

 

I only had a chance to eat rabbit once when I was a kid. Many words used in the topic starter's post - I do not even have any idea what is it... Never tried.

 

Simple food - is one of the secrets of my mom's long life. She had just celebrated her 87, aiming at 103 (to outlive granddad).

 

 

 

 




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  # 1663633 4-Nov-2016 11:29
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Yum love rabbit stew with heaps of bread to mop up the gravy. We used to have the odd possum to which is also pretty tasty but I liked rabbit better.





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  # 1663693 4-Nov-2016 12:03
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Never been a tripe or black pudding fan but in England, as children, my brother and I were regularly fed liver (lambs fry), kidneys, sweetbreads, ox tongue, lambs tongue, ox tail (makes a great soup). Loved it then, love it now, still have regular cook ups at the weekend with livers, kidneys, mushrooms and bacon in Thai style (hot) herbs and spices with a few hash browns on the side. In the 70's my dad worked at Birmingham Airport (radar engineer) and would often run down Hares on the runway during night time installation checks - beautiful :-)




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  # 1663727 4-Nov-2016 12:33
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We also used to get fed bread and dripping , loved it then and love it now, Its a wonder I am not dead but meh still love it.





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  # 1663737 4-Nov-2016 13:04
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Mspec:

 

Yum love rabbit stew with heaps of bread to mop up the gravy. We used to have the odd possum to which is also pretty tasty but I liked rabbit better.

 

 

The Hurunui pub in N Cant'y used to serve rabbit and hare pies, for a while the Hororata pub used to sell possum pies.  I'm guessing that food safety regs make it very hard to do that kind of thing commercially these days, so even if you can get it, it's going to be expensive "boutique" food, like this : http://www.faregame.co.nz/access/game-meat-products

 

When we lived in Sydney, we'd buy skinned gutted rabbit at the markets, about 1/3 the cost of cheap chicken at the supermarkets.  I'm not sure why they were so cheap, perhaps they farmed the rabbits for skins (ie for Akubra hats etc) and the meat was just a byproduct.  Popular with the local Greek community etc.  


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