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"Politically Correct?" 
Feb. 19, 2012 11:52 pm 
Updated: Feb. 24, 2012 10:46 am
I'm hesitant to share the "name" of the entree I fixed for dinner this evening, as I'm not sure if the "name" is acceptable...

Here in the US, we have the Salsbury Steak... I wonder where that name comes from?  Guess I should have done a little research before I began this post!

I've been on a big beef kick of late, and craving "comfort foods," I require lots of sauces and gravies... to the point that the plate when properly served is literally swimming in liquidiciousness! 

I have two British cookbooks, and of course you all know that I lived over the puddle for a number of years...  Anyway, both books have recipes for the dish I made.  One, which is much more traditional and "old world" calls for organ meats... liver and kidneys, I believe.  Not being a fan of these ingredients, I prefer the way mom used to make it, similar to the recipe in the other book, calling for ground pork and ground beef.  Patties of meat, lightly seasoned with mustard powder and parsley, browned in a skillet and finally baked submerged in gravy made in the same pan as the meat patties.  Most commonly, the "sides" would be peas, and mashed potatoes.

So, the next time you sit down to a plate of Salsbury Steak, mashed potatoes, and a veg, ask yourself if you might not be eating "FAGGOTS AND PEAS," as the British called them, back in the day, at least!

My preferred recipe comes from the cookbook "Tea And Sympathy," written by an English woman, who owns a small teashop in New York City!  Where is that book.... I must mention her name...  Excuse me, the book is by Anita Naughton AND Nicola Perry.

Be happy, be healthy, cook crazy!
Feb. 20, 2012 6:29 am
Salisbury steak was invented by an American physician, Dr. J. H. Salisbury (1823–1905)
Feb. 20, 2012 6:42 am
Stevie, I too have been craving red meat and tons of gravy! We had hamburger steaks with onion ond mushroom gravy, Steak and potatoes with gravy, Cubed pork steaks with milk gravy and that was just last week! Tonight is beef stroganoff! I think it must be just this time of year... Ya think?
Feb. 20, 2012 8:58 am
Thanks King!
Feb. 20, 2012 8:59 am
Terry..... pass that gravy boat this way, please! Stroganoff for lunch today, I think! Be well, friend!
Feb. 20, 2012 12:20 pm
Don't forget Bangers N'Mash!!! I love Salisbury Steak and all things beef but alas the ol' cholesterol does not...(stupid cholesterol). So I have to limit the red meat and make the "right" recipe choices....Beef stew is next on the chopping block! Thanks for the post Stevie, just glad to hear I 'm not the only carnivore still standing!
Feb. 21, 2012 5:13 pm
One of my dad's most favorite meals - well, not the organ variety.
Feb. 24, 2012 9:12 am
p and q... a local store sold bangers a few times when having their "sausage sale" that were quite good, the first time! (Horrible the next...) My fav is still Cornish Pasties! I take pills for the side effects....!
Feb. 24, 2012 9:14 am
BigShotsMom... I'm with your dad! Never did like kidney in anything like Steak and Kidney Pie! I make a great Steak and Guiness Pie, however! Be well, friend!
Feb. 24, 2012 10:46 am
hey stevie,was wondering where you have been,good to see you...judy
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About Me
Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
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