Tuesday, February 12, 2013

{Vintage Kitchen} Fish Pancakes (1947)

Today's recipe is in honour of shrove Tuesday, pancake day! I promise it tastes a whole lot nicer than it looks - unfortunately my food photography skills could do with some work. The recipe came from a 1947 magazine, which also helpfully provided instructions for pancake making.

I used tinned red salmon (which made it all a pretty pink colour) and added peas. I didn't have any prawns. Not much else to add except it was very yummy!

Because I'm basically a total novice in the kitchen (I know, how bad is that? I can bake, but actual food is a bit beyond me - hence this series) and don't even know how to make a white sauce, I consulted another magazine - this one from 1942 - for instructions.


  1. Dude, it's not your skills that are the problem, it's the food. (Sisters are allowed to say that).

  2. Oo that sounds pretty yummy actually! My Grandma makes chicken pancakes a similar way =) xx

  3. Ha! This is my dad's signature recipe, pretty much, with tuna! Mum almost always used to cook for us as kids but on the occasions Dad did, this was his fancy option (as opposed to meat and three veg). Oh, and incidentally, he was always the pancake cooker as well - thick, American style pancakes made into interesting shapes. Aww, now I'm wishing I was at my parents' place with Dad making me pancakes for Shrove Tuesday!

  4. Here in North America, we call thin pancakes crepes (I know that this term is used often in Europe too, and that it generally covers all thicknesses of pancakes there), so when I read the title of this post in my feeds, I wondered if perhaps you'd made fish shaped (griddle style) pancakes. Lol!

    I think that all of your food photos have looked really nice and very appetizing (and certainly that's the hallmark of a good food photo). It's always a treat to see your food posts - I'm still craving gingerbread cake after the last one. :)

    Joyful Valentine's wishes, sweet gal!
    ♥ Jessica

  5. I am the opposite to you I think- I can do savoury, but baking I am really un-adventurous and only make sponge cakes ever!

    Those pancakes do look lovely. I like anything with seafood in, so will definitely try these.

  6. Yummy! I have my grandmother's 1940's Boston School of Cooking Cookbook and it is the best ever! http://www.ebay.com/itm/1940-Boston-Cooking-School-Cook-Book-Fannie-Merritt-Farmer-6th-Edition-/230910762529?pt=US_Nonfiction_Book&hash=item35c35a9e21


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