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Flaked fish formed into a loaf, bound with egg and, usually, with breadcrumb. Served cold.
Original Receipt from the 'Dover Express' - Friday 04 December 1896
FISH LOAF. -Take the " left over" of baked fish, remove everything meatable [sic]; where there is no stuffing use a few crumbs; to each pint of fish and crumbs use one cupful of milk and two beaten eggs; season the custard with salt, pepper, and herbs, if liked; mix with the fish, pack in moulds, and steam or bake until firm like a custard.
Original Receipt in the 'Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser' - Saturday 19 January 1946
FISH LOAF Ingredients: large cups cooked cod or other white fish. large cup fine breadcrumbs, 1 tablespoon chopped parsley. few drops of lemon essence, salt and pepper, few capers (if liked), a reconstituted egg. Flake the fish with a fork removing skin and bones. Mix well with the crumbs, lemon essence, parsley and seasoning, and lastly, beat in the egg. Pack into a greased basin and steam for one hour. Turn out and serve with white sauce.
Ministry of Food fish loaf
Gloucester Citizen - Tuesday 10 August 1948
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