Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Sep 11, 2016
Pie and mash is London's original street food. The pies would usually contain eels, which were plentiful in the River Thames. London pies would be accompanied by a sauce made from the tasty liquor that the eels were cooked in, flavoured with parsley and thickened with flour. Pie and mash shops in the East End of London - such as G. Kelly, F. Cooke, L. Manze and a few others - still serve liquor, but the pies themselves now usually contain minced beef or sometimes diced beef. Mash refers to mashed potato.
By the way, the cooking method shown in this video isn't authentic - it'll still give you a great pie, but I was misled by a couple of internet recipes I followed (this was before I'd visited any of the East End pie shops mentioned) - forget the bain marie and foil - stick your pies in a hot oven for 15-20 minutes and you'll be good.