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Oatcakes
Wed 4-Apr-12
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Michelle from Oregon
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Our dear Ruthdigs was posting some yummy looking pictures on FB today of Oatcakes topped with all sorts of lovely things. i_am_hungry

As I had tried some whilst over there (thanks to Danuta) I had a craving for some.

Well, the recipe I tried off the internet was pretty good, but in my opinion too sweet.

Oatcake recipe

Could anyone give me a good oatcake recipe?

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Wed 4-Apr-12
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Slight problem here Michelle, Ruth had Staffordshire Oatcakes, which is a totally different thing.  

I'll try that again!

Sat 7-Apr-12
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Im keeping my eyes peeled at the carboots for a cheap griddle stone , i had an aunt who used to make staffordshire oatcakes, pikelets and much more , plus my lot are currently addicted to wraps.

Mon 9-Apr-12
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Tonight Emma found a recipe for Chicken Pancakes, which sounded good. While we were eating them I thought they were similar to Staffordshire Oatcakes. When I checked the recipes they were quite similar.

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Mon 9-Apr-12
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That looks good Mike.  I haven't had potatoes for ages...

I'll try that again!

Mon 9-Apr-12
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Cheers. We rarely buy potatoes but got a bag as part of an M&S meal deal (possibly the Mothers Day one) and we've still got some left!

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Mon 9-Apr-12
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We should be able to get Jersey Royals soon, our Co-op were getting them in for Easer but I didn't go shopping.  They are a treat just on their own with butter; at least they used to be but I don't think they are grown the same way anymore.

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Mon 9-Apr-12
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I had Jersey Royals yesterday, with my roast chicken. They were OK but nothing like the way they used to taste when they used to be covered with sea-weed....certainly not worth the premium price. 

 

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Mon 9-Apr-12
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Excuse my ignorance but I've never heard of potatoes covered in seaweed. What's the story there - was that how they used to packed for transport?

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Mon 9-Apr-12
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Ah, you have just confirmed my suspicions Hattie.  My Ma used to make the great sacrifice and spend a shilling for a pound of JRs but they were well worth it.  We enjoyed  them so very much.  

Quite a lot of years ago Waitrose sold some in January and they were disgusting.  It so happened that I was a member of their customer panel at the time so I brought it up at the next meeting.  They never had them that early again.  Nowadays they are grown under plastic and the only people who get to eat the proper sort are the rich locals. (According to a rich local who is also a friend of mine.)

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bobquail said:

Excuse my ignorance but I've never heard of potatoes covered in seaweed. What's the story there " was that how they used to packed for transport?

No Mike, traditionally in Jersey the potatoes were covered in seaweed when they were in the ground, as mulch and fertiliser.  That was in the olden days when Hattie and I were tiny tots.  

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Thu 12-Apr-12
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Never mind the JR's Michelle was asking about Oatcakes !! Michelle I can vouch for Staffordshire Oaties, they are the best. My Dad came from Stoke on Trent and whenever we went back there it was like breakfast heaven with a full english laid out on top and the Oaty underneath to soak up the egg and tom sauce. If you have a prob getting a recipe Michelle I will email you one.

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Sat 21-Apr-12
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paperman said:

Never mind the JR's Michelle was asking about Oatcakes!!

Truthfully, I forgot I created this thread...confused

Things have been so...well, you know how things have been.

Anyway, I'd love to see your recipe Chris, I'd like to compare it to the one TA posted.

Since I haven't had this kind of Oatcake, its going to be quite an adventure because I won't know if I've made them "right" or not...

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