As a lover of British detective fiction, I have often tried to imagine the food and drink referred to in my bedtime reading. Whilst my reading is usually comprises food related, I do revert to the likes of Agatha Christie, Edgar Wallace and Joseph Smith Fletcher (amongst others) when I am feeling lazy or tired.

The recipes here are my interpretations of meals, snacks and drinks that I encounter during my reading and I will attempt to reproduce such recipes as I imagine they would have been prepared, cooked and served during the decade in which the relevant novel has been set. Although the majority of the posts are recipes, I will also include descriptions of those ingredients which are no longer in common use or indeed, those which are extinct.

Each recipe is written for conventional cookery methods, but where possible, I will include adaptions using modern equipment such as the Thermomix or techniques such as sous vide where possible.

Finally, any posts dating from March 2014 and earlier are not connected to detective fiction - they are just old posts which I have decided to leave on here for the time being.

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

'Greasy spoon' kedgeree

Kedgeree is traditionally made with smoked haddock, but my husband has demolished all the smoked haddock, together with the salmon, with which I usually make this dish.  Half-asleep this morning he muttered something about a cross between kedgeree and the traditional English breakfast so I came up with 'Greasy spoon' kedgeree.  For those not in the know, a 'greasy spoon' is a slang name for a cheap café which serves all day English breakfasts and other meals in the UK and USA cooked in huge amounts of oil or lard.  In this household, we generally refer to any fried breakfast (however little oil is used) as a 'greasy spoon', so this recipe is not as unhealthy as it sounds.


It sounded pretty revolting to me, but as it happened, my husband thought it was the best kedgeree I had ever made, but then again, like me, he likes lots of garlic and chilli, which may not appeal to some people.  The food on the plate above would normally feed two average people, as there is a lot of rice, but this particular plate was intended for someone who eats massive helpings. 

1 comment:

  1. Well done Julia. You served your husband up a real treat there!