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History Cookbook: Kedgeree

This recipe is in categories Victorians, Breakfast, Main courses
About this recipe
Healthiness : (250 votes)
Difficulty:  3 out of 5 difficulty
Preparation Time: 40 minutes
Cooking Time: 35 minutes
Number of servings: 6
Serving suggestions: Garnish with a sprig of parsley.

Kedgeree originated amongst the British colonials in India and was introduced to the UK as a breakfast dish in Victorian times. It is rarely eaten for breakfast these days, but is still very popular for lunch or supper.
  • 700g smoked haddock fillets
  • 100g butter
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 level teaspoons mild curry powder
  • 220g long grain rice
  • 3 eggs
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 3 heaped tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper
  • Weighing scales
  • Sharp knife
  • Tablespoons
  • Pan
  • Butter knife
  • Lemon juicer
  • Wooden spoon
  • Warm oven proof dish
Making and cooking it
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  1. Place the eggs into a pan of cold water and bring to the boil
  2. Simmer for ten minutes then place in cold water and leave to cool
  3. When cool remove shells and roughly chop
  4. Put the haddock fillets into a large pan, cover with 1 pint of cold water
  5. Bring the pan to the boil, then reduce the heat and cover with a lid and leave to simmer for 8 minutes
  6. When cooked, remove the haddock from the pan and put into an oven proof dish, cover with foil and keep warm in a very low oven
  7. Put the water that the fish was cooked in into a jug
  8. Carefully chop the onion
  9. Using the same pan that the fish was cooked in, gently melt the butter and add the chopped onion and fry for 5 minutes until soft
  10. Add the curry powder, stir and cook for 1 minute
  11. Stir in the rice and add 450ml of the saved fish water
  12. Stir again and when it starts to simmer reduce to a very gentle heat and cover with a lid
  13. Cook for 15 minutes
  14. While the rice is cooking, take the skin off the fish and flake (break into pieces) into the dish
  15. Roughly chop the eggs and parsley
  16. When the rice is cooked, add the fish, eggs, parsley and lemon juice
  17. Season with salt and pepper and gently mix it up
  18. Place the lid back on the pan and leave on the lowest heat for another 4 minutes
  19. Serve it in the warm oven proof dish
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Name: Raife 20th January 2019
It is a really good recipe to make and I recommend this to people that are fed up of fish and chips
Name: Amber 10th December 2018
This really helped me so muck thank you!!!:)
Name: Laura 22nd October 2018
Great this helped me with my homework
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