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 Posted:   Jan 21, 2020 - 5:57 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

You're gonna have to fly with me on this one.
A huge war between Pork Farm/Melton Mowbray and Walls/Greggs has forced the nation of the UK to HAVE TO CHOOSE between JUST ONE meaty snack treat.
No longer is there the freedom to pile both on your wobbly white cardboard plate, when walking along that 'brown buffet of your dreams' at all your favourite parties (weddings, christenings, birthdays etc).
So, which do you prefer?
What do you pile on YOUR plate?
The world NEEDS to know.

wink

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2020 - 6:56 AM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

d.p. sorry

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2020 - 7:05 AM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

You're gonna have to fly with me on this one.
A huge war between Pork Farm/Melton Mowbray and Walls/Greggs has forced the nation of the UK to HAVE TO CHOOSE between JUST ONE meaty snack treat.
No longer is there the freedom to pile both on your wobbly white cardboard plate, when walking along that 'brown buffet of your dreams' at all your favourite parties (weddings, christenings, birthdays etc).
So, which do you prefer?
What do you pile on YOUR plate?
The world NEEDS to know.

wink


It this were a war between the two companies in America, someone who owns a smaller similar company would simply put a sausage roll INTO a pork-pie. People would line up for it. That's why we look the way we do. Also, if this were a contest in New York City, the Sauage Roll would easily win. New Yorkers favorite food is 'A SLICE', (of pizza), they can eat while walking down the street. A pork pie would be messy and drip. What would Boris do?

 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2020 - 7:36 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Are they anything like pigs in a blanket or a corn dog? A cuter name would help make a winner, like toad in the hole. Pig in a poke.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2020 - 9:12 AM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

Sausage roll. I love both, though.

I'm sorry Britain is rocked again by controversy.

 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2020 - 2:22 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

A good pork pie is better than a good sausage roll. An average sausage roll is better than an average pork pie.

 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2020 - 4:29 AM   
 By:   murphmanz   (Member)

Firstly, let's hope we never have to choose. If we do, then I'd say sausage rolls as they're more consistent in quality.

However, if you could guarantee pork pies from Dodgshons in Wallasey, then it's them every time. They're phenomenal

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2020 - 4:45 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

An average pork pie is better than an average sausage roll.
A good pork pie is better than a good sausage roll.
A great pork pie is better than a great sausage roll.
But a terrible pork pie is worse than a good sausage roll.

Looking at my statistics, it seems that Pork Pies win. And there's generally less "dead air" in a pork pie, which is comforting for those of us who feel defrauded when our packets of crisps (chips?) aren't filled to busting point. What a waste of space.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2020 - 4:51 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

A good pork pie is better than a good sausage roll. An average sausage roll is better than an average pork pie.


These are very wise words. However I find that good pork pies are far less common than a good sausage roll, which should be built into the equation somehow.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2020 - 5:07 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Nobody said there'd be maths!!!
And it looks like I need to get meself to Wallasey!!

 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2020 - 5:44 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I'm not eating anything called a sausage roll and pork pies sounds hideous.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2020 - 6:04 AM   
 By:   Mark   (Member)


It's the jelly that puts me off the pork pies..... Not a fan of it at all. As a boy I used to cut the jelly and pie crust off and just eat the meat.

Also nobody has mentioned the pork pies with a whole egg in the middle. Lovely.

So I am definitely a sausage roll man.

 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2020 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

However I find that good pork pies are far less common than a good sausage roll, which should be built into the equation somehow.

Hmmm. Yes. This is true.

Actually, Mrs Jehannum recently made some incredibly nice sausage rolls with Marmite & cheese pastry.

 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2020 - 7:20 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

I'm not eating anything called a sausage roll and pork pies sounds hideous.

That's why I suggested cuter names.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2020 - 8:28 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

However I find that good pork pies are far less common than a good sausage roll, which should be built into the equation somehow.

Hmmm. Yes. This is true.

Actually, Mrs Jehannum recently made some incredibly nice sausage rolls with Marmite & cheese pastry.



She, my boy, is a keeper.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2020 - 8:44 AM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

However I find that good pork pies are far less common than a good sausage roll, which should be built into the equation somehow.

Hmmm. Yes. This is true.

Actually, Mrs Jehannum recently made some incredibly nice sausage rolls with Marmite & cheese pastry.


Marmite?! Are you slowly 'turning English', dude? Next you'll be relaying your love of Milk Chocolate Hobb-Nobbs. (You wouldn't have any extra of those laying about, would you?)

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2020 - 2:42 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Pork pies are okay, but a bit solid, you don't need much of one to feel full up, I don't mind the jelly, but that's taken me 50 years, it used to creep me out when I was young. Way back in the early sixties my mum used to make lovely sausage rolls (she made a great pastry). Three sausage rolls, baked beans, a big splodge of tomato sauce & a couple of slices of bread & butter, now that's a meal!

And thinking of baked beans, I was a bit shocked that the American ones aren't that good, not a patch on the UK beans (my favourite, Waitrose bargain tins "Waitrose Essential" only 35p a tin), but I understand that we eat more Baked beans per head of population than any other country.

 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2020 - 1:23 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)


Marmite?! Are you slowly 'turning English', dude? Next you'll be relaying your love of Milk Chocolate Hobb-Nobbs. (You wouldn't have any extra of those laying about, would you?)


As far as I'm aware, I am and always have been English. smile Then again I dislike tea, so maybe I'm not English after all. I certainly don't have the sweet tooth for Hob Nobs: chocolate or otherwise.

Now, back to pork pies. As Tall Guy mentioned, a good one is very difficult to come by. In my mind I can imagine the most delicious and beautiful pork pie. The reality usually falls far short of the ideal. Does anyone have any brand recommendations that don't involving scouring obscure Norfolk farmers' markets?

Criteria:

Crust - thick but not too thick; dry rather than soggy
Jelly - copious amounts are fine
Meat - certainly not the artificially pink, homogenised cylinder of mechanically recovered pig off-cuts you get in the cheapo versions

 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2020 - 6:09 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Three sausage rolls, baked beans, a big splodge of tomato sauce & a couple of slices of bread & butter, now that's a meal!

Rameau, you and paulhickling are the best at writing food posts.

I always have Heinz beans on standy--the Brit kind in the blue-green can--you never know when an impromptu fry up is about to happen. The American baked beans of which you speak always need doctoring, and are best as a side with a BBQ meal which IIRC the English don't eat (add that to the list along with garlic, mustard, and iced tea)

As for The McGann Mann's question: my answer is sausage rolls. Just personal preference.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2020 - 6:21 AM   
 By:   Mark   (Member)



Mentioned this discussion to my mother. She wanted me to say that the pork pies with eggs inside that I mentioned are called Gala Pies!

 
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