Blokes love ugly food. So on Sunday morning faced with nine hungry (and hungover) fellows, I dusted off a classic ugly food recipe and made mock fish.
Mock Fish is an old fashioned term for potato pancakes and were a great (and economical) way to feed a family. But I love mock fish because it brings back memories of boozy nights and slow barbecued breakfasts with two of my best girlfriends before we got blokes and had babies.
how to make mock fish
- 5 medium sized potatoes
- 1 brown onion
- 2 tbs plain flour
- 2 eggs
- salt and pepper to season
- oil for frying
Peel and grate the onion and potatoes. Squeeze as much water as you can from the potato, then stir in the flour. Beat the eggs and add those to the mix. Season and stir well.
Mock fish qualifies as ugly food because anything 'mock' became unfashionable. I suspect it's because the real deal started to become affordable (and let's all take a moment to be very happy about that!) But that said, Anne's recipe for mock chicken remains one of the most popular posts on this site. Viva la ugly food!
did you grow up on 'mock' food?
what's your favourite hangover feed?