Whole Chicken in a Can

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Toddy

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My Mum used to keep two cans of those in the pantry when I was a kid, they got used when visitors turned up unexpectedly.......like keeping tinned ham or salmon. Put onto an ashet and into the oven to heat and roast. Chicken dinner for unexpected guests. Haven't seen them in years :D

You know for 'camping' camping they'd be a really good idea.........simmer the juice for soup and then roast the bird for the meat. No worries about it going bad until you wanted to use it :cool:

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Toddy
 

rik_uk3

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We used to sell them when I worked for Safeway back in the mid 70's, Epiqure brand I think. Either Dougal Haston or Don Willans talked about them in a book, I think they had one for xmas day dinner on a camp somewhere. I tried them, not impressed but would be OK as the base for a soup/stew maybe.

I may open up a tin of freeze dried pork chops next week, if I do I'll take some pictures:)
 

Andy2112

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We used to sell them when I worked for Safeway back in the mid 70's, Epiqure brand I think. Either Dougal Haston or Don Willans talked about them in a book, I think they had one for xmas day dinner on a camp somewhere. I tried them, not impressed but would be OK as the base for a soup/stew maybe.

I may open up a tin of freeze dried pork chops next week, if I do I'll take some pictures:)
So it's real Rik !! never would have thought it. lol you live and learn mate.
 

Toddy

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I do know that in the days before home freezers.......hey we were posh, we had a fridge.......mains gas powered it was too :D ........tins were the only way to have meat to hand. Otherwise it was a visit to the butcher's every day.

You know the jelly around tinned ham ? the salty/savoury stuff folks squabble over, well imagine it chicken flavoured.......it makes good soup iirc.

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Toddy
 

Nagual

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A fridge? certainly were posh.. :D The first house my mum and dad bought or possible rented, had gas lighting, and the fridge was a small wooden cage covered in muslin which they had to keep damp.. That was around 1947 ish I think.
 

Toddy

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When I grew up in the sixties most folk kept milk in a bucket of water to keep it cool, and they really did visit the butcher everyday.
Your muslin cupboard kept things cooler by evaporation.....sometimes there was a gutter at the bottom of the muslin to fill with water........and kept food free from flies.

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PJMCBear

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Mmmm, not sure I fancy that.

Up until the early 80's my grandad was still refusing to buy a fridge. He used his celler and it was flipping freezing down there, even in summer. Dug right into the bedrock with a steam flowing through it if it rained. I still remembering him going down after lighting a candle. Scared the bejesus out of me that hole.
 

Toddy

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They used to be big enough to soak an emulsioning brush in, I do remember that :)
Good for a real 'hobo' stove :D

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Toddy