March 6th- The Canadian Wartime Recipe Challenge 2015

Today is Friday and Friday is tradionally Fish Friday.. and so we are going to keep that fine tradition alive.. I am going to be splitting between two weeks of English and two of Canadian.


So fish was a important food during this time… I am going to do a mixed of canned which was the most common but I am also going to be talking on a later post about our own Canadian homegrown fishing challenges.. which involve if you can believe it Lobster.

So on with the show as they say.. I have decided that on our first day, we are going canned small fish, herring to be exact..


Herring Breaded to be served with either a green salad or fried potatos.


This may not look like much but after I soaked the crumbs to soften them as they said, I mixed the fish with the greens, they asked for parsley but I used nettles , which is also something they would have used, salt, pepper, together and fried it up, I had a heck of time with sticking in my fry pan but the cooked crispy bits where put over the other parts and added crunchy texture, it was tasty..  but the amounts would have been very tiny indeed..

1 tin of canned herring, 3 oz of stale bread crumbs, 2 oz of diced greens, half tsp of salt and pepper, soak the bread in warm water till softened, and then crumb into the fish, greens and spices, make into a ball-patty, and fry in a hot pan with a scant 1 tsp of bacon drippings

Just enough to give you your protein and you would have needed to fill up on the potatos and salad because you sure would not be full, you are seeing two adult portions on my little plate here. I would have cooked them different next time, I would bake them to get a more even cooking and crunch, If you could have used more fat, it would have worked better as well.. if you could have used non-stick, that would have helped but as I was following the scant 1 tsp of bacon drippings.. in a cast iron.. stick, stick and more stick..



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4 Responses to March 6th- The Canadian Wartime Recipe Challenge 2015

  1. That looks delicious!

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  3. Mindie says:

    Not a fan a herring…. Just can’t do it! LOL Thanks for sharing on the (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop!

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