It's agreeable to get a bit of feedback on our post-pub wobbly dining delights, and we're always keen to hear just how readers get on with our recipes.
Last week, we presented for your eating pleasure the German classic currywurst, and quicker than we could say Currysoße, Sir Sham Cad reported back on his own hot pig-in-a-tube cooking experience.
Mr Cad reckoned we'd been a bit cautious with the curry powder, and recklessly charged in with a hot variant.
Here's his collection of ingredients before the kick-off...
...and now enjoy his report from die Küche:
- As I added the spices to the pan my eyes began to sting almost immediately.
- As the sauce mixture began to reduce to a paste consistency I realised the kitchen would never smell the same again.
- After decanting the reduced mixture into a mixing bowl I began to attack with a hand blender.
- About 10 seconds into the blending there was a popping sound, puff of smoke and smell of knackered electric motor as the curry sauce had destroyed the blender.
- I had a go with a fork until I gave up and decided chunky currywurst was OK, actually.
- With the addition of some fried bratwurst and some spud wedges, I served up with a Pilsner...
Cad concluded: "Use hot curry powder. It was really, really good. Lester's just being a wuss. Bring a spare blender, though."
Ahem. You present currywurst on floral crockery and I'm a wuss? Get your laughing gear round our finished result, on a proper plate:
Incidentally, one commentard weighed in last week with the following analysis: "The photo used with this article looks like a turd."
That, and accusations of wussiness, are not the way to curry favour* round here. This is how it's done:
Dear Uncle Reg, pleeeeeease turn this into a physical cookbook one can go buy in a bookshop, and, while you're at it, see if you can interest Aunty Beeb on the idea of a cookery show based on this, simply because I'm so fed up with the current fare served up on the subject of food on't telly.
Food for thought there, and we had pondered some form of booky recipe compilation, now that we've assembled a genuinely hearty and diverse menu of post-pub grub. Hmmmm... ®
*Thanks, you've been a lovely crowd, I'll be here all week, try the currywurst, etc, etc.
Our post-pub nosh neckfiller menu in full ...
- Asturian 'cachopo'
- The Ugandan 'rolex'
- Bacon and egg sushi
- Southern biscuits and gravy
- Spam musubi
- Nasi goreng pattaya
- Bog-standard boxty
- Cuy chactado – Deep-fried guinea pig
- Tortilla de patatas
- Chana masala
- Smažený sýr
- El Reg eggs Benedict
- The Red Dwarf chilli chutney egg sarnie
- Sizzling sag aloo
- Chickpea stew à la Bureau des Projets Spéciaux
- 1.5 MILLION SCOVILLE masala omelette
- Hot Spanish tongue action
- Hearty hog maw
- The fantastical Francesinha
- Masala omelette
- Bryndzové halušky
- The mighty Scotch egg