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Old 05-12-2014, 23:03   #1
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Whatever happened to them? The kebab of the 70's

Back home from the pub, open the freezer, peel a couple of square shaped processed gunk purporting to be meat from the layered paper and chuck them in the frying pan for a minute or so a side, slap them on a heavily buttered slice of bread, eat and fall asleep watching Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing attempting to kill each other with plastic fangs and balsa wood stakes.

P.S. next time Eric bangs on about how great Canada is..I'm gonna remind him of this particular brand of crud that Canada fair exported to us
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:04   #2
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Steak Canadiann is still around .

http://www.accringtonweb.com/forum/f...s-25309-7.html (Show me yours.)

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Old 06-12-2014, 09:03   #3
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Odd cafes in town still sell em, have noticed on menus, n thought same as you,"you dont see em around much these days, cant tell yeh which uns as me local i use dont sell em,
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next time Eric bangs on about how great Canada is..I'm gonna remind him of this particular brand of crud that Canada fair exported to us
Crud it maybe, but par for the course after a few bevvies & the inevitable case of Beer fuelled munchies!

Last experienced I might add, 3 years back during the annual crimbo inebriations.
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:44   #5
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Whatever happened to them? The kebab of the 70's

You need to get out more Mr G..
Rumbletums on Whalley Road in Clayton sell them, I think they give them qualification to advertise themselves as Sandwich bar and Delicatessan.

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Jack Fultons on Union Street sell freezer packs, a snip at 1:48 for 10.
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Old 06-12-2014, 20:58   #6
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Remember them well, my youngest when a little 'un misheard what was said & called them 'stinky aliens' . . . . . . maybe that wasn't so far from the truth
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Old 06-12-2014, 21:15   #7
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Weren't Ingham's Butchers in willows lane the first butcher in Accy to sell them?
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Old 06-12-2014, 22:05   #8
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P.S. next time Eric bangs on about how great Canada is..I'm gonna remind him of this particular brand of crud that Canada fair exported to us
Never heard of "steak canadian" From the images on Google, it looks like the junk that is sold at Arby's .... Maybe it's moose ... or horse, even
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Old 06-12-2014, 22:24   #9
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I knew it back in the '50s as "Steak Canadienne" which were very thinly sliced steak, could be flank or some other joint, not processed meat. Remember they were fried for about a minute on each side very tasty between two doorsteps accompanied by fried onions.
Will check with Bob Fletcher who was a butcher at Slingers in those days.
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Old 06-12-2014, 22:31   #10
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I knew it back in the '50s as "Steak Canadienne" which were very thinly sliced steak, could be flank or some other joint, not processed meat. Remember they were fried for about a minute on each side very tasty between two doorsteps accompanied by fried onions.
Will check with Bob Fletcher who was a butcher at Slingers in those days.

I think they have always been reprocessed meat encompassing the worst of that process. Think kebab rottiserie machine sliced about 0.030" thick in old money.
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a snip at 1:48 for 10.
Hehe..think they were a 1 for 10 way back then..which kinda shows that they were made from sweepings up that once saw a cow in a field...but..after a night on the beer...boy did they taste good...and just like the kebab..better cold for breakfast

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Never heard of "steak canadian" From the images on Google, it looks like the junk that is sold at Arby's .... Maybe it's moose ... or horse, even
Nah..googled Arby's, at least it looks like meat...no matter how you fried these reconstituted perfect frozen squares, they shrank to half their size, bubbled and twisted constantly so that you had one hand snipping with scissors and the other forcing down into the pan with the spatula....it never remotely looked like a steak
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Old 06-12-2014, 23:12   #12
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Ew - it sounds disgusting! Never even heard of it over here
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Old 07-12-2014, 00:12   #13
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What's wrong with 'em? Mrs H always buys a few from one of the butchers in the market hall when we come up and very tasty they are too! Invented by our local butcher, Derek Ingham.

Steak Canadiann...Accrington's culinary gift to the world!
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Old 07-12-2014, 02:02   #14
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Think it's a myth about em being invented in Accy.
Google gave me this:

This quote from a thread on Sheffield Forum explains one of the manufacturing processes used to make them:

"The next year I got a job in an abbatoir / food production plant making doner kebab meat / steak canadians (same stuff). 200Kg blocks of frozen mutton hearts would come in from Australia. We'd then tip them into a large stainless steel hopper together with a bag of liquid animal fat, and a sack of breadcrumbs/spices/additives. Huge claws would rotate down into the hopper; slicing the frozen hearts and generating a liquid slurry. This was then pumped through a giant nozzle into different shaped plastic bags. One shape was for a doner (round-ish) and the other was rectangular to be made into steak canadians (they were then frozen)."

I'll still be having a couple for my lunch today though, Mrs P frying em in olive oil (The healthy option !!).
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Old 07-12-2014, 02:17   #15
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Since I am amongst the few here who actually ate one I assure you that they were real, not processed, meat - beef sliced very thinly.

The ones that now masquerade as steak canadians (as shown in the pic) are a rip off version of the original.- like most of the junk food served up nowadays.

Incidentally, 'chicken in a basket' was popular at that time and that too was probably not from some fowl battery prison.

You young uns don't know what real food tasted like.
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