On 22 Jul 2006 13:20:12 -0700, "MULLINERú"
It's not a "home". But anyway.
There's traditional, and there's "traditional".
In our home traditional would mean made with meat stock-drippings from a roasted joint and onions. I imagine they'd mean in the traditions of the "traditional" London pie, mash, sausage, and jellied eels stall, notwithstanding they said home made. There is no "home" involved.
Going back to my parents time, given any joint, there was never enough meat stock-drippings to flavour the gravy (We were poor). My mother would use at least 4 Oxos, OTOH my mother in law was different, she used Bisto, &-or "Gravy Salt" in large amounts.
No Chips Fries
I have a 16 year old son and 19 year old daughter at home. Monday we planned roast chicken. My daughter offered to put the oven chips on...
Not being familiar with the place it might be possible that they do indeed do a long boiling of the bones and make their own stock. However if it was 268 P.B. Road I see they don't make their own sausages, so would have to source the bones, and anyhow, it uses a lot of energy and labour.
For £5.75 for 2 sausages + mash + gravy, paying London rates I would doubt it myself. I'd also doubt they boil up-reduce a lot of expensive Marsala or Madiera wine, although June's recipe seems tantalising. I do have a little bottle somewhere received as a gift, and also the odd onion ...
None of which gets us very much closer to how they make their "Traditional" gravy. I'd wager a pound that if it's not commercial "Onion Gravy" from granules, it's regular Gravy granules with added onions. That is how many fancy "sauces" are made nowadays in high clbutt restaurants.
Boiling Pasta covered or not
June Hughes OFF! If it is boiling furiously with enough water it will boil up and over with a lid on. Shall I be boring about pasta? OK. ;)) NO OIL...
Not *The* *Highest* *Clbutt*, Naturellement.
BTW, Morrison's Supermarkets sell onions described as "Good Gravy Onions" . Why not ask them?