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Porridge anybody?
Tue 3-Nov-09
9:43 am
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KateUK
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Breakfasts in Sweden- Janesson's Temptation. Absolutely gorgeous. Baked sliced potatoes in cream with anchovies and spices- sounds grim, but in reality, moutwateringly gorgeous.

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

Tue 3-Nov-09
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I LOVE Jansson's Temptation. Never had it for breakfast (hmm...), but it is one of our favourite default dinners (i.e. when you have run out of time, cash and ideas and have to fix something from the storecupboard).  Here's my recipe:

http://www.larecettedujour.org/2007/11/janssons_te.....tation.php

Tue 3-Nov-09
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How the heck did Jansson's Temptation gatecrash my thread on Porridge? !! Yell

Well, he is in through the door now and sitting by the fireside so I guess we may as well entertain him Smile

Tell me something - is JT an acquired taste? A love-it-or-loathe it dish?

Reason I ask is that Fiona tried it once and we had one teaspoonful before consigning it to the bin. Not sure if the dogs turned up their noses at it. Maybe we did not make it properly, although Veronica's recipe seems very straightforward.

BTW we love anchovies.

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Wed 4-Nov-09
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Well, I've never encountered anyone who didn't like it 🙂 I love potatoes, but don't really like anchovies; but in this dish they work really well. It would be too bland without. I think the only way it could be horrid would be if the potatoes were undercooked, so you do need to give it a prod and put it back in the oven if there is any resistance.

BTW I hate porridge 🙂

Wed 4-Nov-09
1:39 pm
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I love porridge but it is not really known and rather expensive here in france. After reading this post, I gave in and bought some the other day, so I am looking forward to a weekend treat on sunday!

Wed 4-Nov-09
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I rather like porridge for supper. I mix  mine with dried fruits ( Waitrose Vine Fruit mix) - the milk makes them swell up as it cooks. Also plain porridge with a spoonful of marmelade and another of cream...

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

Tue 10-Nov-09
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Yay! I made Janssons Frestelse for my lunch, it was lovely and a trip down memory lane too.

I'll try that again!

Tue 10-Nov-09
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''I love porridge but it is not really known and rather expensive here in france''

 

It was the same in Slovenia and Bosnia - they think oats are only fit for horses!

 

Has anyone tried the ' Re-fried '  Porridge yet?

Tue 10-Nov-09
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Has anyone tried the ' Re-fried '  Porridge yet?

What's re-fried porridge? I'm intrigued.

Tue 10-Nov-09
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That sounds absolutely scary.

I have tried re-fried beans in Mexican restaurants (top of the cholesterol charts) but the term "re-fried" porridge infers that was once fried in the first place!!Surprised

Maybe peope who fry their porridge also deep-fry their Mars bars? Cry

Lovage, you have some explaining to do!

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Wed 11-Nov-09
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Re Re-fried Porridge

Lovage said: ( ON 1 NOV!!!! )

In Sweden I learned to toast the oat flakes in a dry skillet before making porridge – it really adds to the flavour.

They also made a large batch of porridge and poured some into a tray to cool – the following day they cut it up and fried it like polenta. Somehow I never quite fancied that but some brave soul might like to try it and report back!



Actually it's only 'fried' porridge but 're-fried' sounded more interesting!
Wed 11-Nov-09
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Dramatic license is allowed!

Thanks for he explanation, Lovage Smile

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Thu 12-Nov-09
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a good dollop of chocolate spread or raspberry jam.

I also add it to crumble topping, hmmm yum.  and I also whizz it up in my choppy blade thingy stick and add it to bread dough.  double yum.  cheap stuff 40p a bag from tesco

Thu 12-Nov-09
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and I also whizz it up in my choppy blade thingy stick


Laugh I call mine the whizzy thingy.Wink

I'll try that again!

Thu 12-Nov-09
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I call mine the melted stick!  Didn't let soup cool enoughSurprised

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