Tuesday, March 06, 2012


900 grams fresh young dock leaves
200 grams nettles
2 large Spanish onions
salt and pepper
1 handful of oatmeal
3 rashers unsmoked rindless bacon
2 good pork sausages
1 knob butter
1 egg

Remove the stalks from the dock leaves and the nettles. Chop the onions. Place the dock leaves with a pinch of salt in a sauce pan with boiling water. Add the onions and nettles and boil for 50 minutes. Add the oatmeal and simmer for 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Drain the contents of the pan thoroughly in a colander. Fry the bacon and sausage together in a pan. Once the bacon and sausages are cooked. Remove from the pan and keep warm. Transfer the dock mixture to the bacon frying pan and fry for 5 minutes in a little butter. In a separate pan, fry the egg in a little oil. Serve the sausages, bacon and dock pudding with a fried egg on top.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Doris Hirst (two-time winner of World Dock Pudding Competition), Crow Pie: Traditional British Foods and Drinks, c/o Alternative Technology Centre, Hebble End, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 6HJ UK

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