Pass the HP Sauce  

Fallic40 53M
3214 posts
1/11/2006 10:43 pm
Pass the HP Sauce

I have to admit that I love to have bangers, mash and baked beans for dinner every once in a while. It is classical British cuisine of the sort that made the UK a culinary wasteland for years and the butt of many american food jokes.

It is unabashedly lowbrow British food that one would expect to find in the very worst motorway cafe: be it in Watford, Birmingham, Manchester or Glasgow. It is a meal that even my mum cannot make worse.

There just isn't anything finer than good bangers right after a football match: served up with mustard and a pint of Boddington's.

Growing up, one of my best mates had his mum make a birthday cake that was mashed potatoes with baked beans inside and had sausages for candles. His mum was a hero of the unwashed masses for that one. 10 boys made short shrift of that culinary masterpiece.

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_Safira 53F
11260 posts
1/12/2006 11:27 am

*mmmmm* Boddington's and Bangers *mmmmm* ... 'Nuff said. (Okay, except to say I always have a bottle of HP sauce in the fridge.)

Want a recipe for garlic mashed potatoes?

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Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
1/12/2006 11:55 am

tennismaiden, I think the distrust of anything green goes back to the bad experiences with vegetables that kids had during the war. (No - I am not being funny). It shaped a whole generation of bad cooking. All of the great cooks coming out of the UK are my age or younger.

My dad will not eat vegetables to this day other than potatoes as he bascially ate only cabbage, cauliflower, turnips and potatoes for 6 years. He claims that he consumed a lifetime of leafy greens from the time he was 4 until he was 10.

And as for bangers and mash - I can use that as a threat on my girls. Clean up your room or it's bangers and mash tonight. (Nooooooooooooooo, daddy, not that.)


Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
1/12/2006 5:35 pm

silly saf, there's no garlic in the mash that goes with bangers. Some of the place I've had them, I am not sure there were potatoes used in the mash. It was probably just old newspaper and rotting turnips nicked from the back of the local corner shop.


papyrina 51F
21133 posts
1/13/2006 6:07 am

bangers mash and baked beans,awww the luxeries in life

if friends come over to stay ,there only allowed if they bring me sausages and bisto,no sausages find a hotel is my motto,


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papyrina 51F
21133 posts
1/13/2006 6:08 am

and i prefer ketchup to HP and only heinz


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Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
1/13/2006 9:34 am

papy, fortunately (or unfortunately as far as my girls are concerned) there is a really good british butcher here in town who makes really good bangers. He also makes black pudding as well but that is a story for another day.

The motto is very good - words to live by.


Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
1/13/2006 9:37 am

paps, there do seem to be two classical schools of thought on the correct accompaniment to bangers and mash. My nephew and my mum are ketchupeers too. My sister and dad are HP sauciers.


silkysmoothlegs3 105F

1/13/2006 3:44 pm

I love the mash
sausages yukkkkk
can i have some of your mash though
some butter and milk xx


Fallic40 53M
1858 posts
1/13/2006 5:37 pm

silk, bangers and mash are like starsky and hutch. You cannot have one without the other. The true english banger is actually an amazing assortment of unmentionable pork parts and is incredible. Heinz baked beans are the correct accompaniment with this culinary extravaganza.


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