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Did oyu see that the NY times printed an article about a new sort of food? A sausage roll!

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BrendaandEddie Sun 08-Nov-15 16:11:22

WHO KNEW the Yanks didn't have them!?
APparently we eat them on Boxing day, ..servants... something... Downton shit crap.


BrendaandEddie Sun 08-Nov-15 16:12:32

Katedotness1963 Sun 08-Nov-15 16:15:36

I thought Americans called them pigs in blankets? I know I had something sausage roll like over there.

BrendaandEddie Sun 08-Nov-15 16:16:21

no read it - they are ' better than pigs in blankets'

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Sun 08-Nov-15 16:17:38

lol at the comment about using kosher salt in sausage rolls.

ChipsandGuac Sun 08-Nov-15 16:18:52

Pigs in blankets are available in every grocery store. They're made with kosher hot dogs although I don't know if that's more a NY thing or not.

BrendaandEddie Sun 08-Nov-15 16:19:51


YoureAllABunchOfBastards Sun 08-Nov-15 17:07:36

I'm off to New York to open a branch of Greggs - who's with me?

SquinkiesRule Sun 08-Nov-15 18:45:58

Theres nothing like a sausage roll in US, I used to make my own from fine ground pork and spices and then had to make puff pastry. I only did it a few times, too much faff when you are used to grabbing them off the shelf at the shop. So my poor children had to make do with pigs in blankets, made from hot dogs, chopped up and rolled in pieces of crescent roll dough and bunged in the oven. They were horrible but the kids liked them.

patterkiller Sun 08-Nov-15 18:50:13

Aren't pigs in blankets sausages wrapped in bacon though? A total different food group to sausage rolls.

x2boys Sun 08-Nov-15 18:56:34

well that does make sense now why sausage rolls feature heavily on buffets if it started with servants day off buffets!grini.m with you YoureAllA BunchOfBastards we could introduce them to the delights of meat and potatoe pasties too!!grin

MitzyLeFrouf Sun 08-Nov-15 18:57:45

I'd love to be discovering sausage rolls for the first time. Food of the gods.

Not the cheapo ones though. The gods don't eat them.

MitzyLeFrouf Sun 08-Nov-15 18:58:55

Good old 1970s snack taking Manhattan by storm. It's like Working Girl but with meat encased in pastry rather than Melanie Griffith.

MitzyLeFrouf Sun 08-Nov-15 18:59:31

(not that Melanie was encased in pastry)

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Sun 08-Nov-15 20:02:27

Maybe I should open a Gregs franchise in Manhatten, they would be queuing round the block.

ButtonLoon Sun 08-Nov-15 20:06:06

They don't have Scotch Eggs either, the poor dears.

x2boys Sun 08-Nov-15 20:27:57

i wonder what other stuff they dont have fish and chips? ,gravy ,vimto?

HerRoyalNotness Sun 08-Nov-15 20:33:14

They don't have decent meat pies. Several kiwis and Aussies have opened pie shops and ship all over the US. $35 shipping to Texas from NY sadly, but I might get tempted soon. The expats here all make their own sausage rolls. Easy to get good fish and chips and the various 'English' style pubs here

HerRoyalNotness Sun 08-Nov-15 20:33:37

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HerRoyalNotness Sun 08-Nov-15 20:34:45

... And no pork pies or Cornish pasties sad

wowfudge Sun 08-Nov-15 20:37:36

Ha ha ha - trying to make a sausage roll sound classy!

2tired2bewitty Sun 08-Nov-15 20:41:07

Buttonloon I once had to intervene to stop a Jewish South African colleague trying a Scotch Egg at a buffet. He'd never seen them before grin

HandsomeGroomGiveHerRoom Sun 08-Nov-15 20:42:33

I had a black pudding Scotch egg yesterday, it was bloody lovely.

I was in Wiltshire as opposed to Manhattan, which probably makes this less remarkable.

HandsomeGroomGiveHerRoom Sun 08-Nov-15 20:43:50

Excuse the pun, btw.

Hassled Sun 08-Nov-15 20:46:55

I'm still reeling from the news (thread a few days ago) that the Americans don't really eat lamb. I don't quite understand why it's caused me such astonishment, but it has.

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