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Title: Pub Grub
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on February 14, 2010, 06:53:20 pm
There are probably a lot of recipes already posted among the food threads that would qualify as pub grub, but I thought I would create a new thread to highlight the food we love to eat with a pint.  Here's a nice pub recipe I've been making lately: Steak & Guinness Pie.  I serve it with a side of peas.  The brew in the first photo is an Oatmeal Stout.  Pictured in the second photo is my American Rye Pale Ale.

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Title: Re: Pub Grub
Post by: capozzoli on February 14, 2010, 07:08:47 pm
where da kidneys at?
Title: Re: Pub Grub
Post by: novabrew on February 14, 2010, 07:09:42 pm
That looks great.  Do you have a recipe?
Title: Re: Pub Grub
Post by: enso on February 14, 2010, 07:26:11 pm
Ya need to mush those peas up with a nob of butter!  Yum.
Title: Re: Pub Grub
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on February 14, 2010, 08:32:39 pm
That looks great.  Do you have a recipe?

Sure...here ya go.

http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/beef-recipes/steak-guinness-and-cheese-pie-with-a-puf
Ya need to mush those peas up with a nob of butter!  Yum.

Mmm...I love mushy peas.  Maybe I'll make them next time.
Title: Re: Pub Grub
Post by: weazletoe on March 21, 2010, 08:15:07 pm
Never-mind the sandwich in the pic, I love me a good ole' Scotch egg with a pint.

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Title: Re: Pub Grub
Post by: nicneufeld on March 22, 2010, 09:39:33 am
Dang weaze my arteries are quailing but high-five for the scotch egg!

Meat pies are terrifically underrated.  I do some fully savory (cornish pasties) and one that is pork and apples, flavored with brown sugar, sage, butter, and calvados.  I say "I do" but that's more "I did", since I haven't made them in a while.  About time...
Title: Re: Pub Grub
Post by: akr71 on March 23, 2010, 10:06:40 am
Never-mind the sandwich in the pic, I love me a good ole' Scotch egg with a pint.


Funny, I just hopped on to the pubgrub thread to see if anyone had a Scotch egg recipe that they stand by.  Do you have one Weaz?
Title: Re: Pub Grub
Post by: weazletoe on May 23, 2010, 09:37:28 am
Well I'm sure this reply is long overdue. But here goes. It's very simple. Bout 8-10 hard boiled eggs, a tube of sweet sausage, flour, a couple eggs for an egg wash, and some Italian bread crumbs.
  Roll you hard boiled egg in flour, cover it in a thing layer of sausage, drag it in the egg wash, then a roll in bread crumbs.

   Drop the bad boy in hot oil for a few minutes, it does not take long, since the sausage layer is pretty thin. And there ya go. I prefer to eat them cold, with an IPA.  ;D
Title: Re: Pub Grub
Post by: akr71 on May 25, 2010, 09:41:38 am
Many thanks!  Tho' I may try it with an 80/- or Wee Heavy first.
Title: Re: Pub Grub
Post by: alikocho on May 25, 2010, 10:13:27 am
I always like the pickled egg as a beer snack in the pub (all of my locals serve them)

Hard boiled eggs, de-shelled and put in vinegar (brown for preference) for at least six weeks.

They're great on their own, and make a realy good egg-mayo sandwich, and you can even go the extra mile of shaking your egg in your bag of chips to salt it as well...
Title: Re: Pub Grub
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on November 21, 2010, 06:46:55 am
Made individually portioned Shepherd's Pie last night (garnished with a little fresh thyme from the garden).  They were really tasty, especially with a pint of my 80/-!

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Title: Re: Pub Grub
Post by: capozzoli on November 21, 2010, 07:57:35 am
They look good.....indeed... Said with my best cockney accent.

Hey patriot, you ever make malt vinegar? I have a five gallon batch that happened accidentally. Its wonderful. So the fact is that hopped beer makes delicious malt vinegar or beer vinegar, as Im told hopped = beer vinegar. Not hopped - malt vinegar.

Really brings together a platter of fish and chips. Ive been working on away to make my beer batter crispier after fried. So far have had some good luck with adding corn starch. Still though not always successful.  

So far my batter recipe is, Flour, beer, eggs, corn starch, baking powder, salt. Sometimes I add old bay or some celery seeds.

I would love to see more info on making the godfather of all pub grub; Fish and Chips, and how to make both the fish and the chips crispier.


goota put some kidneys in that pie!!!!!
 

Title: Re: Pub Grub
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on November 22, 2010, 05:50:41 pm
Capp,

I haven't made malt vinegar, but now you've got my gears turning!  Actually, a hopped vinegar sounds pretty interesting.  I may give that a go.

I've found pub-quality fish and chips to be quite a challenge.  There's a great chip shop in NE Mpls called the Anchor and they make the best fish n chips I've had on both sides of the pond (seriously!).  A place like that being only a few miles away, I've sort of thrown in the towel on making my own. :-[

Kidneys y'say?  Part of me wants to be bold and go for it.  The other part wants to barf. ;) ;D
Title: Re: Pub Grub
Post by: euge on November 22, 2010, 07:29:02 pm
The best Fish and Chips hands down are to be had in Australia and Britain. I've never had anything come close in the US. Maybe because the best places use beef tallow.
Title: Re: Pub Grub
Post by: tschmidlin on November 23, 2010, 12:39:30 am
Some of the worst Fish and Chips I've had were in England and Ireland though . . . truly terrible greasy food.  But I've had great samples there too . . .
Title: Re: Pub Grub
Post by: bluesman on November 23, 2010, 05:50:20 am
The next time I go to Boston I want to try The Squealing Pig's Fish and Chips. Supposedly the best of the best.

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/articles/boston_magazine_march_2010_the_menu_the_ultimate_fish_and_chips_squealing_pig/

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/17991/?view=beerfly&ba=Jayli

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Title: Re: Pub Grub
Post by: nicneufeld on November 23, 2010, 07:12:17 am
Are fish and chips traditional pub grub?  This is a genuine question, I sort of gathered that traditionally fish and chips were mostly a specialty of dedicated takeaway fish and chip shops....street food basically.  Did the traditional English pubs of yesteryear do a lot of fish frying as well?

Granted today they are ubiquitous in brewpubs (every brewpub seems to feel they must trumpet that their pale ale is in the batter), so they are at the very least modern pub grub.
Title: Re: Pub Grub
Post by: euge on November 23, 2010, 11:34:05 am
I think it's "quick" food. Perfect for people who have been drinking. I haven't been over "there" in... 25 years? So maybe things have changed. Not even sure they use newspaper to wrap your order in anymore.

And weaz I like those scotch-eggs. I think they're done down here at some place.
Title: Re: Pub Grub
Post by: nicneufeld on November 23, 2010, 02:43:41 pm
Well I hear over there Indian takeaway is all the rage.  There's talk of making chicken tikka masala "Britain's national dish", which sort of hurts my brain.  I guess no worse than America's infatuation with pizza and tacos, in that its a domestic adaptation of a foreign dish that becomes wildly popular, but still...I guess the days of the Sunday joint of roast beef are long past.

Title: Re: Pub Grub
Post by: capozzoli on November 23, 2010, 03:06:17 pm
Ive been to London a few times. I think almost every pub has fish and chips. The fish and chips at the carry away places is usually not very good. Or at least that was my experience. I was at one place that made sausages battered and deep fried.That was actually pretty good.

Indian food in London is fantastic too. Just wonderful. Also, Dim Sum in London is really great. There are a couple places in their "China Town" which is just adjacent to Lester Square.

I miss London, I hope to go back there someday.
Title: Re: Pub Grub
Post by: weazletoe on November 23, 2010, 06:32:54 pm
I guess it's not exactly pub grub, but anyone got a recipe for a good Irish coddle?