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  1. #1
    DavidW Guest

    Default Potato savouries

    My mother used to make these to take along to events as a snack. They were
    something like a mixture of mashed potato, chopped bacon and spring onion spread
    on a sheet of pastry, then rolled up, then sliced into bite-sized slices and the
    pieces oven-baked.

    I made a test batch, just guessing quantities, but they taste a little bland,
    and certainly not like my mother's. I wonder if anyone knows of something
    similar and can suggest where I might be going wrong.

    P.S. I'm using puff pastry, which looks right when they're cooked, but it's
    possible she used short pastry. I doubt that's the problem, though.



  2. #2
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Potato savouries

    On Wed, 5 Sep 2012 14:14:17 +1000, DavidW wrote:

    > My mother used to make these to take along to events as a snack. They were
    > something like a mixture of mashed potato, chopped bacon and spring onion spread
    > on a sheet of pastry, then rolled up, then sliced into bite-sized slices and the
    > pieces oven-baked.
    >
    > I made a test batch, just guessing quantities, but they taste a little bland,
    > and certainly not like my mother's. I wonder if anyone knows of something
    > similar and can suggest where I might be going wrong.


    Sounds tastier than peirogis, for sure (Hi Barb!). can't go wrong
    with salt and fat. I don't know why yours wouldn't be tasty. try
    adding some cheese such as parmesan or romano. Also try brushing them
    with butter before they bake.

    -sw

  3. #3
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Potato savouries


    "DavidW" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k26jnh$b52$[email protected]..
    > My mother used to make these to take along to events as a snack. They
    > were something like a mixture of mashed potato, chopped bacon and spring
    > onion spread on a sheet of pastry, then rolled up, then sliced into
    > bite-sized slices and the pieces oven-baked.
    >
    > I made a test batch, just guessing quantities, but they taste a little
    > bland, and certainly not like my mother's. I wonder if anyone knows of
    > something similar and can suggest where I might be going wrong.
    >
    > P.S. I'm using puff pastry, which looks right when they're cooked, but
    > it's possible she used short pastry. I doubt that's the problem, though.


    I don't know what spring onion spread is. Is that something you buy?
    Something you make? If you bought it then maybe you bought a different
    brand? Did you season the potatoes enough? I would think with the bacon in
    there you wouldn't need a lot of salt. But I always put a lot of pepper in
    my potatoes. I don't bother with the white pepper. Black pepper being
    visible doesn't bother me. Was there any butter in there? Cheese? Those
    are things I would probably add. Maybe some sour cream?



  4. #4
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Potato savouries

    On Tue, 4 Sep 2012 22:11:10 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:

    > "DavidW" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:k26jnh$b52$[email protected]..
    >> My mother used to make these to take along to events as a snack. They
    >> were something like a mixture of mashed potato, chopped bacon and spring
    >> onion spread on a sheet of pastry, then rolled up, then sliced into
    >> bite-sized slices and the pieces oven-baked


    .....

    > I don't know what spring onion spread is. Is that something you buy?
    > Something you make? If you bought it then maybe you bought a different
    > brand?


    Don't fall for it, David! It's a troll.

    -sw

  5. #5
    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Potato savouries

    On Sep 5, 12:30*am, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    >
    > On Tue, 4 Sep 2012 22:11:10 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    > > "DavidW" <n...@email.provided> wrote in message
    > >news:k26jnh$b52$[email protected]..

    >
    > >> My mother used to make these to take along *to events as a snack. They
    > >> were something like a mixture of mashed potato, chopped bacon and spring
    > >> onion spread on a sheet of pastry, then rolled up, then sliced into
    > >> bite-sized slices and the pieces oven-baked

    >
    > ....
    >
    > > I don't know what spring onion spread is. *Is that something you buy?
    > > Something you make? *If you bought it then maybe you bought a different
    > > brand?

    >
    > Don't fall for it, David! *It's a troll.
    >
    > -sw
    >
    >

    Shaking my head not believing she actually actually asked that.


  6. #6
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Potato savouries


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    On Sep 5, 12:30 am, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    >
    > On Tue, 4 Sep 2012 22:11:10 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    > > "DavidW" <n...@email.provided> wrote in message
    > >news:k26jnh$b52$[email protected]..

    >
    > >> My mother used to make these to take along to events as a snack. They
    > >> were something like a mixture of mashed potato, chopped bacon and
    > >> spring
    > >> onion spread on a sheet of pastry, then rolled up, then sliced into
    > >> bite-sized slices and the pieces oven-baked

    >
    > ....
    >
    > > I don't know what spring onion spread is. Is that something you buy?
    > > Something you make? If you bought it then maybe you bought a different
    > > brand?

    >
    > Don't fall for it, David! It's a troll.
    >
    > -sw
    >
    >

    Shaking my head not believing she actually actually asked that.

    Well I've never heard of it before. Fine... I will look it up. I only see
    onion marmalade from Ireland. But there are recipes for spring onion dip.
    Maybe it's a local thing?



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    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Potato savouries

    On Sep 5, 3:31*am, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:
    >
    > <itsjoannotjo...@webtv.net> wrote in message
    >
    >
    > Shaking my head not believing she actually actually asked that.
    >
    > Well I've never heard of it before. *Fine... *I will look it up. *Ionly see
    > onion marmalade from Ireland. *But there are recipes for spring onion dip.
    > Maybe it's a local thing?- Hide quoted text -
    >
    >

    Julie, go back and read his statement again. It's not a 'spring onion
    spread' it's a mixture of mashed potatoes, bacon, and spring onions
    --- spread on a sheet of pastry.

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    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Potato savouries


    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k272kk$rti$[email protected]..
    >
    > <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > On Sep 5, 12:30 am, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    >>
    >> On Tue, 4 Sep 2012 22:11:10 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:
    >>
    >> > "DavidW" <n...@email.provided> wrote in message
    >> >news:k26jnh$b52$[email protected]..

    >>
    >> >> My mother used to make these to take along to events as a snack. They
    >> >> were something like a mixture of mashed potato, chopped bacon and
    >> >> spring
    >> >> onion spread on a sheet of pastry, then rolled up, then sliced into
    >> >> bite-sized slices and the pieces oven-baked

    >>
    >> ....
    >>
    >> > I don't know what spring onion spread is. Is that something you buy?
    >> > Something you make? If you bought it then maybe you bought a different
    >> > brand?

    >>
    >> Don't fall for it, David! It's a troll.
    >>
    >> -sw
    >>
    >>

    > Shaking my head not believing she actually actually asked that.
    >
    > Well I've never heard of it before. Fine... I will look it up. I only
    > see onion marmalade from Ireland. But there are recipes for spring onion
    > dip. Maybe it's a local thing?


    Well I did finally find this one.

    http://en.recidemia.com/wiki/Spring_Onion_Spelt_Spread

    But it would still be helpful if he at least listed what was in the spread.
    Because whatever he used might not have been this.



  9. #9
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Potato savouries


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    On Sep 5, 3:31 am, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:
    >
    > <itsjoannotjo...@webtv.net> wrote in message
    >
    >
    > Shaking my head not believing she actually actually asked that.
    >
    > Well I've never heard of it before. Fine... I will look it up. I only see
    > onion marmalade from Ireland. But there are recipes for spring onion dip.
    > Maybe it's a local thing?- Hide quoted text -
    >
    >

    Julie, go back and read his statement again. It's not a 'spring onion
    spread' it's a mixture of mashed potatoes, bacon, and spring onions
    --- spread on a sheet of pastry.

    Well oddly enough when I did a search for "spring onion spread" his post
    came up. Here's what it says:

    "My mother used to make these to take along to events as a snack. They were
    something like a mixture of mashed potato, chopped bacon and spring onion
    spread
    on a sheet of pastry, then rolled up, then sliced into bite-sized slices and
    the
    pieces oven-baked."

    He said it was spring onion spread. Not spring onion, spread on... Or
    spring onion that has been spread on... Had he done that it would have been
    clear. The way he wrote it, it sounded sort of like it was some concoction
    like pimento cheese.




  10. #10
    ViLco Guest

    Default Re: Potato savouries

    [email protected] wrote:

    >>>> I don't know what spring onion spread is.


    >>> Shaking my head not believing she actually actually asked that.


    >> Well I've never heard of it before. Fine... I will look it up. I
    >> only see onion marmalade from Ireland. But there are recipes for
    >> spring onion dip. Maybe it's a local thing?- Hide quoted text -


    > Julie, go back and read his statement again. It's not a 'spring onion
    > spread' it's a mixture of mashed potatoes, bacon, and spring onions
    > --- spread on a sheet of pastry.


    LOL!!! I too made the same mistake and was just wondering what this darn
    "spring onion spread" was



  11. #11
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Potato savouries

    On Wed, 5 Sep 2012 02:13:21 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:

    > <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > On Sep 5, 3:31 am, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:
    >>
    >> <itsjoannotjo...@webtv.net> wrote in message
    >>
    >>
    >> Shaking my head not believing she actually actually asked that.
    >>
    >> Well I've never heard of it before. Fine... I will look it up. I only see
    >> onion marmalade from Ireland. But there are recipes for spring onion dip.
    >> Maybe it's a local thing?- Hide quoted text -
    >>
    >>

    > Julie, go back and read his statement again. It's not a 'spring onion
    > spread' it's a mixture of mashed potatoes, bacon, and spring onions
    > --- spread on a sheet of pastry.
    >
    > Well oddly enough when I did a search for "spring onion spread" his post
    > came up. Here's what it says:
    >
    > "My mother used to make these to take along to events as a snack. They were
    > something like a mixture of mashed potato, chopped bacon and spring onion
    > spread on a sheet of pastry.... "
    >
    > He said it was spring onion spread.


    ....

    Yes, folks. It doesn't get any better than this.

    -sw

  12. #12
    Pico Rico Guest

    Default Re: Potato savouries


    "DavidW" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k26jnh$b52$[email protected]..
    > My mother used to make these to take along to events as a snack. They
    > were something like a mixture of mashed potato, chopped bacon and spring
    > onion spread on a sheet of pastry, then rolled up, then sliced into
    > bite-sized slices and the pieces oven-baked.
    >
    > I made a test batch, just guessing quantities, but they taste a little
    > bland, and certainly not like my mother's. I wonder if anyone knows of
    > something similar and can suggest where I might be going wrong.
    >
    > P.S. I'm using puff pastry, which looks right when they're cooked, but
    > it's possible she used short pastry. I doubt that's the problem, though.
    >
    >


    you can't go home again. they probably taste just like your mom's.


    more salt. more herbs. more butter, more better.



  13. #13
    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: Potato savouries

    On Wed, 5 Sep 2012 02:03:32 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    <[email protected]> wrote:
    snip
    >>
    >> Well I've never heard of it before. Fine... I will look it up. I only
    >> see onion marmalade from Ireland. But there are recipes for spring onion
    >> dip. Maybe it's a local thing?

    >
    >Well I did finally find this one.
    >
    >http://en.recidemia.com/wiki/Spring_Onion_Spelt_Spread
    >
    >But it would still be helpful if he at least listed what was in the spread.
    >Because whatever he used might not have been this.
    >

    Green onions, the slender ones in the store with the long green tops
    and the white bottoms. They are found in the cooled produce section.
    Also known as scallions.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scallion
    Janet US

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    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: Potato savouries

    On Wed, 5 Sep 2012 14:14:17 +1000, "DavidW" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >My mother used to make these to take along to events as a snack. They were
    >something like a mixture of mashed potato, chopped bacon and spring onion spread
    >on a sheet of pastry, then rolled up, then sliced into bite-sized slices and the
    >pieces oven-baked.
    >
    >I made a test batch, just guessing quantities, but they taste a little bland,
    >and certainly not like my mother's. I wonder if anyone knows of something
    >similar and can suggest where I might be going wrong.
    >
    >P.S. I'm using puff pastry, which looks right when they're cooked, but it's
    >possible she used short pastry. I doubt that's the problem, though.
    >

    Did you use the whole onion and not just the green tops? I would be
    sure to use the whole onion. Also, let the potato mixture sit for a
    bit to develop the flavors before you bake them. You might try adding
    some garlic to the mixture, either powdered garlic or minced fresh
    garlic. Sounds good. Thanks for the idea.
    Janet US

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    Pico Rico Guest

    Default Re: Potato savouries


    "Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Wed, 5 Sep 2012 14:14:17 +1000, "DavidW" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>My mother used to make these to take along to events as a snack. They
    >>were
    >>something like a mixture of mashed potato, chopped bacon and spring onion
    >>spread
    >>on a sheet of pastry, then rolled up, then sliced into bite-sized slices
    >>and the
    >>pieces oven-baked.
    >>
    >>I made a test batch, just guessing quantities, but they taste a little
    >>bland,
    >>and certainly not like my mother's. I wonder if anyone knows of something
    >>similar and can suggest where I might be going wrong.
    >>
    >>P.S. I'm using puff pastry, which looks right when they're cooked, but
    >>it's
    >>possible she used short pastry. I doubt that's the problem, though.
    >>

    > Did you use the whole onion and not just the green tops? I would be
    > sure to use the whole onion. Also, let the potato mixture sit for a
    > bit to develop the flavors before you bake them. You might try adding
    > some garlic to the mixture, either powdered garlic or minced fresh
    > garlic. Sounds good. Thanks for the idea.
    > Janet US


    you might use caramelized onions.



  16. #16
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Wed, 5 Sep 2012 02:03:32 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    > snip
    >>>
    >>> Well I've never heard of it before. Fine... I will look it up. I only
    >>> see onion marmalade from Ireland. But there are recipes for spring
    >>> onion
    >>> dip. Maybe it's a local thing?

    >>
    >>Well I did finally find this one.
    >>
    >>http://en.recidemia.com/wiki/Spring_Onion_Spelt_Spread
    >>
    >>But it would still be helpful if he at least listed what was in the
    >>spread.
    >>Because whatever he used might not have been this.
    >>

    > Green onions, the slender ones in the store with the long green tops
    > and the white bottoms. They are found in the cooled produce section.
    > Also known as scallions.
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scallion
    > Janet US


    I know what the onions are. The missing comma after the "spring onions"
    read as "spring onion spread". So it sounded to me like "cheese spread" as
    in "pimento cheese". In other words it sounded like a processed product.



  17. #17
    Ophelia Guest

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    "Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..

    > Green onions, the slender ones in the store with the long green tops
    > and the white bottoms. They are found in the cooled produce section.
    > Also known as scallions.
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scallion


    Syboes here in Scotland, Scallions in Ireland and spring onions in England!
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    --

    http://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/

  18. #18
    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: Potato savouries

    On Wed, 5 Sep 2012 15:25:51 +0100, "Ophelia" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >
    >"Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]. .
    >
    >> Green onions, the slender ones in the store with the long green tops
    >> and the white bottoms. They are found in the cooled produce section.
    >> Also known as scallions.
    >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scallion

    >
    >Syboes here in Scotland, Scallions in Ireland and spring onions in England!
    >--

    Syboes, reallly. I have never heard that term. Thanks for the info.
    Janet US

  19. #19
    Ophelia Guest

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    "Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Wed, 5 Sep 2012 15:25:51 +0100, "Ophelia" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>
    >>"Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected] ..
    >>
    >>> Green onions, the slender ones in the store with the long green tops
    >>> and the white bottoms. They are found in the cooled produce section.
    >>> Also known as scallions.
    >>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scallion

    >>
    >>Syboes here in Scotland, Scallions in Ireland and spring onions in
    >>England!
    >>--

    > Syboes, reallly. I have never heard that term. Thanks for the info.


    Sybies for slang

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    --

    http://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/


  20. #20
    George M. Middius Guest

    Default Re: Potato savouries

    Julie Bove wrote:

    > Here's what it says:
    >
    > "My mother used to make these to take along to events as a snack. They were
    > something like a mixture of mashed potato, chopped bacon and spring onion
    > spread on a sheet of pastry, then rolled up, then sliced into bite-sized slices and
    > the pieces oven-baked."
    >
    > He said it was spring onion spread.


    oy vey....

    Let's get back to the issue of communication skills. sqwishy's grammar
    was imperfect. Here is the corrected version:

    "something like a mixture of mashed potato, chopped bacon, and spring
    onion, spread on a sheet of pastry, then rolled up, then sliced into
    bite-sized slices and the pieces oven-baked."

    sqwishy omitted the essential comma after "spring onion". That's what
    threw you.



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