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    Pease Pudding?

    OK, so I'm from the South of England but have been living in the North East for 8 years now.

    I have never ever liked this stuff. As far as I know you can't even get it in the South?

    So please state if you are a Southerner, Northerner or Midlander and whether you like/dislike pease pudding.

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    Ive never had it, but you can get it in the south as there is a tin in the cupboard.

    Original Poster

    Wasn't aware you could get tins. Only seen the stuff in fridges here:

    http://www.carrotjuicecreative.com/work/dicksons/images/dicksons-ppud.jpg

    Northumberland, can't beat a ham and pease pudding sandwich! I lived down in Surrey and Hampshire for 6 years and you can get it in a can from most supermarkets, obviously not as good as fresh but beggars can't be choosers!

    Never heard of it. I'm from the midlands...

    It's actually really easy to make, I love it,

    Still remember the day i was young and moved over to the lakes, wandered in the butchers and asked for it, they looked at me like i was a Wally.

    The tins are usually in the same area as tins of mushy peas etc in the supermarkets.

    wtf is it?

    does it have peas?

    Never heard of it, what is it?
    & I'm from East Anglia

    Pease pudding, sometimes known as pease pottage or pease porridge, is a boiled vegetable product, which mainly consists of split yellow or Carlin peas, water, salt, and spices, often cooked with a bacon or ham joint. (In Middle English, "Pease" was treated as a mass noun, similar to "oatmeal" and the singular "pea" and plural "peas" arose by back-formation.)
    It is similar in texture to hummus and is light yellow in colour, with a mild taste. Pease pudding was traditionally produced in England, especially in the industrial North Eastern areas. It is often served with ham or bacon and stottie cakes. In Southern England it is usually served with faggots. Also in Southern England is the small village of Pease Pottage which, according to tradition, gets its name from serving pease pottage to convicts either on their way from London to the South Coast or from East Grinstead to Horsham.

    taken from wiki

    Original Poster

    It's basically yellow split peas boiled in ham stock from what I understand. It eventually ends up in a rather unusual wobbly consistency. More jelly like than humous - similar consistency to those creme caramel puddings I'd say.

    It's foul stuff.

    Original Poster

    Ha, funny that Wiki mentions Faggots as my geordie missus had never heard of them before she met me ;-)

    I like faggots despite the name and description:

    "Faggots are a traditional dish in the UK,[1][2] especially South and Mid Wales and the Midlands of England.[3][4][5] It is made from meat off-cuts and offal, especially pork.[3] A faggot is traditionally made from pig's heart, liver and fatty belly meat or bacon minced together, with herbs added for flavouring and sometimes breadcrumbs. The mixture is shaped in the hand into balls, wrapped round with caul fat (the omentum membrane from the pig's abdomen), and baked."
    Edited by: "TUSSFC" 11th Apr 2011

    Only heard of it from the nursery rhyme '' peas pudding hot , peas puding cold '' lol..........but never tried it , have seen it in Tesco etc . Is it savoury ? whats the main ingredient and how and what do you serve it ? curious now



    Answered above already , haha cheers , sounds yuk so not that curious to try
    Edited by: "shopstilldrops" 11th Apr 2011

    Original Poster

    shopstilldrops

    Only heard of it from the nursery rhyme '' peas pudding hot , peas puding … Only heard of it from the nursery rhyme '' peas pudding hot , peas puding cold '' lol..........but never tried it , have seen it in Tesco etc . Is it savoury ? whats the main ingredient and how and what do you serve it ? curious now



    Deffo savoury. My mrs puts in a sarnie with ham, although she'll happily eat it on its own by the spoonfull *sicks*

    I used to live in the north where people have it all the time and i dont like it. Now im in the midlands and havent seen it since i came here (11 years)

    My description is
    It's sort of mustardy/brown colour
    It's it's like a thick paste with a slightly grained texture
    It doesnt taste like peas really, more peppery.
    It just goes perfect with most meat, such as ham sarnies, or even heated up on a bacon sarnie

    sounds revolting, im putting it on the cool wall as far left as it will go.

    TUSSFC

    It's basically yellow split peas boiled in ham stock from what I … It's basically yellow split peas boiled in ham stock from what I understand. It eventually ends up in a rather unusual wobbly consistency. More jelly like than humous - similar consistency to those creme caramel puddings I'd say.It's foul stuff.



    No it's not jellish, it is more like the grain of a pea when you squash them, inside they are like grainy mush. It's worth a go trying it
    I am now currently eating it too, as I went to have a spoonful so i could describe it, but ended up having too many spoonfuls
    Edited by: "skellysgirl" 11th Apr 2011

    splatsplatsplat

    sounds revolting, im putting it on the cool wall as far left as it will … sounds revolting, im putting it on the cool wall as far left as it will go.


    Don't knock it until you've tried it, I'm with skellysgirl on this one, more of a thick grainy paste than jelly-like as described by the OP, try it in a white floured bun with some ham in it...

    i love faggots ( no homo )

    Original Poster

    Geordie Missus hijacking my Southern Blokes thread here..

    Pease pudding is the dogs'.. ESPECIALLY on a savaloy from Dicksons with stuffing and mustard..

    Honestly, when he first tried it, you'd think I'd served him a plate of sick with a side order of sh*te..

    Total overreaction - and his mothers wasn't much better!

    Pfft. No pallette.

    Ham and pease pudding stottie.....delicious!

    Savaloy dip - that's another thing I miss!

    I'm from the NE but live in the Midlands now.

    scrooge

    Ham and pease pudding stottie.....delicious!Savaloy dip - that's another … Ham and pease pudding stottie.....delicious!Savaloy dip - that's another thing I miss! :DI'm from the NE but live in the Midlands now.



    Mmm, newbalds savaloy, they just don't taste like they used to

    Sounds revolting, I thought real food had made it up north these days....

    Original Poster

    *Geordie Missus* Well, I'm glad faggots stayed down south! Oh wait.. I'm living with.. Oh, no.. nevermind.. ;]

    ilu TUSSFC
    Edited by: "TUSSFC" 11th Apr 2011

    Original Poster

    WTF - I go out of the office for an hour and her at home has hacked my HUKD account. Shocking.

    You can buy pease pudding in a tin from Asda its 42p. I am a Southerner and I like it
    Edited by: "Sparker14" 11th Apr 2011

    sancho1983

    Sounds revolting, I thought real food had made it up north these days....


    en.wikipedia.org/wik…els

    http://i.imgur.com/rgWAw.jpg


    Looks revolting, tbh looks more like a half mutilated baby seal in jelly badly stuck back together with bits of duct tape


    Edited by: "dontasciime" 11th Apr 2011

    TUSSFC

    It's basically yellow split peas boiled in ham stock from what I … It's basically yellow split peas boiled in ham stock from what I understand. It eventually ends up in a rather unusual wobbly consistency. More jelly like than humous - similar consistency to those creme caramel puddings I'd say.It's foul stuff.


    I don't know what the hell you've been eating but it doesn't sound like pease pudding! Nowt finer than ham off the bone with fresh pease pudding in a stottie, lursh.

    TUSSFC

    *Geordie Missus* Well, I'm glad faggots stayed down south! Oh wait.. I'm … *Geordie Missus* Well, I'm glad faggots stayed down south! Oh wait.. I'm living with.. Oh, no.. nevermind.. ;]ilu TUSSFC <3





    X)...........nice one ' mrs tussfc ',,,,,,,(_;)

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    Goonieman

    I don't know what the hell you've been eating but it doesn't sound like … I don't know what the hell you've been eating but it doesn't sound like pease pudding! Nowt finer than ham off the bone with fresh pease pudding in a stottie, lursh.



    Ha, I admit I've not described it very well. It's certainly one of a kind IMO - not exactly the same as anything else in terms of consistency. It's deffo not the same as humous (I know, as I LOVE humous). I dunno ... it's just the taste - I can explain it, but a foul taste lingers after tasting it. Rancid is a good word. Couldn't think of a better way to ruin good ham :-p

    Sounds awful - I'll stick to haggis thanks X)

    It can be really nice - I make a veggie version which is a sort of humous to have with warm bread. Use a good stock to give it flavour instead of the ham stock and cook split peas - mash, season well. Its a good source of fibre and minerals.. The tinned versions are poor.
    There is nothing in it to make it jelly-like unless you've had a weird version where someone has used bones to make the stock.
    Funny how some people think Greek humous is okay but not something from our own north-east which is similar in texture, etc..

    dontasciime

    [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jellied_eels]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jellied_eels[/url]Looks revolting, tbh looks more like a half mutilated baby seal in jelly badly stuck back together with bits of duct tape



    You have inferred (wrongly) that I live where jellied eels are popular......

    Original Poster

    patience_1

    It can be really nice - I make a veggie version which is a sort of humous … It can be really nice - I make a veggie version which is a sort of humous to have with warm bread. Use a good stock to give it flavour instead of the ham stock and cook split peas - mash, season well. Its a good source of fibre and minerals.. The tinned versions are poor. There is nothing in it to make it jelly-like unless you've had a weird version where someone has used bones to make the stock.Funny how some people think Greek humous is okay but not something from our own north-east which is similar in texture, etc..



    That dicksons stuff Ive pictured above is def nothing like humous in texture!! Granted, it's not the same as homemade, but even so.

    sancho1983

    You have inferred (wrongly) that I live where jellied eels are … You have inferred (wrongly) that I live where jellied eels are popular......




    I inferred nothing of where you lived personally.

    It was in response to real food and that there should be some border control to stop that muck getting through from east west or south.







    Edited by: "dontasciime" 11th Apr 2011

    i'm from 'darn Sarf', but lived 'oop North' for a while, where i was introduced to pease pudding and ham in a stottie...my vote is - YUM!

    never tried it, heard of it but no idea what it was. went to asda to get a tin to try because of this thread. not tried it yet, not really got any meat it to try it with, didnt think of that
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