Friday, October 31, 2008

Purina Peasant Chow.

Mmmmm. Irish bangers from Fresh Market, to be accompanied by some manner of cabbage. (I'm on kind of a kick here...)


On a totally unrelated note, how come I had never heard Coldplay 'til today?

21 comments:

Breda said...

you have to have potatoes too, or else? Blasphemy.

Rio Arriba said...

One of my favorite meals is bagún agus cabáiste, a very authentic Irish feed. Irish "bacon" is more like our Canadian bacon and in this dish it more resembles slices of lean ham. The cabbage shouldn't be cooked to death. Potatoes? Yes, usually served in the form of fries, or chips as they say. Irish "chips" are the best in the world IMO.

Anthony said...

Coldplay is fantastic.....glad you have been introduced to them.

OrangeNeckInNY said...

Dunno why you never heard of Coldplay. The lead singer is (or was) married to Gwyneth Paltrow. If you want, I could send you MP3s.

KK said...

Coldplay goes well with bangers and kraut.

DirtCrashr said...

Cold-who?

Mark Alger said...

I still haven't heard Coldplay, so you're ahead of me, at least.

But then, I'm an old fart.

M

Gregg said...

IRISH bangers?????

While I have not been to the occupied counties, I have yet to find "bangers" in Ireland. In the Republic they have white and black puddings, which actually resemble fine bratwurst and blutwurst respectively.

Potatoes are not as important as a breakfast item. However, soda bread at least should be present.

If you are having potatoes, well I have had meals in Ireland where potatoes were served in 3 or 4 different ways.

og said...

Coldplay: You're over 25. Of course you never heard of them.

Bangers: Remember, this is fall/winter. Can't open windows.

rob said...

You've never heard of coldplay because they honestly aren't that great...

José Giganté said...

I can't imagine the, ah-hem, fragrance in your house after the kraut and now cabbage.

Chris Byrne said...

If you ask for "rasher bacon", you might be able to find irish style bacon locally.

It's definitely worth it.

Also, see if you can find Irish "white pudding", which is really a suet and barely sausage.

The "full Irish" is similar to the "full english". A couple rashers, a couple sausages (the Irish generally don't call them bangers. That's the english)a couple slices of white pudding, a fried egg, some toast, some brown beans, and a fried tomato.

Heart attack on a plate, but worth every spasm.

ajdshootist said...

Im with Rob on coldplay they leave me cold!

Sigivald said...

Because you've been very lucky, musically?

AndyJ said...

As long as you are in your cabbage mode, here is a traditional Slovak dish that is easy to make, and if you make enough, you can feast on it for days.

Haluski Kapusta - Noodles & Cabbage


Melt 1/4 lb butter in pot fry 2 chopped onions

Add 1 small head of cabbage chopped (I use a large head of cabbage chopped medium fine)

Fry till browned add salt & pepper mom always added some bacon ( I just fry the cabbage until it is slightly limp)

Make a double batch of broad egg noodles mix into fried cabbage cook on low till hot.

Usually tastes better after a couple of days after the flavors mix.

Anonymous said...

Add some finely julienned carrot and onion to your cabbage and the haluski really gains something.

phlegmfatale said...

wow - never heard Coldplay?

staghounds said...

Because Coldplay are from like 1999, and you were focussed elsewhere that year?

Zendo Deb said...

You didn't know Coldplay?

Probably the same reason you hadn't heard "Dead Can Dance" until someone said that if you like Cocteau Twins...

Bangers? Shepherds pie is better, but if you're gonna have bangers you gotta have mash.

mts said...

Coldplay = midwinter depression. They ought to put warning labels on Coldplay albums.

If you're on a sausage kick, try to find a place in your area that has cevaps, or cevapcici (skinless lamb/beef Balkan peoples' sausage). I doubt you have many Cro's or Serbs in your area, so try for a Greek or European "import market." They go massively great with sauerkraut. Better though if you have them with green onions and Vienna bread. Arrgh, a manly meal that is. Puts hair on your chest ...

Chris M said...

If you're still in the sausage and cabbage mood, you might try Cajun Cabbage. Slice some of your favorite kielbasa or other nice, greasy sausage into a fry pan. You can includes some fatty bacon if necessary to get a bit more lard/shortening in the pan. After the grease is hot, dump in about half a head of coarsely chopped cabbage. Stir fry until the cabbage is getting tender. Add a can of Ro-Tel tomatoes and chilies, cook until blended and hot, and serve.