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the best hotpot in the world right here in Wigan..
Started by: i-spy (13266)  Report abuse
it was the first thing I bought after six months away.It costs a quid from Sutcliffes (?) tripe stall in Wigan market. Put it on your list of grub to eat before you die.

Posted by: dennis dickinson (1120) Report abuse
I hope you just washed it with cold water, shaked it dry, put it on a plate, sprinkled it with pepper and vinegar and then ate it - yum yum yum :)

Posted by: i-spy (13266)  Report abuse
I turned it into a Wiggin ploughmans lunch dennis. With beetroot and a chunk of cheese.

Posted by: upthetims (6382) Report abuse



Lancashire hotpot ingredients different in every town in Lancs,bowt 200 different versions

Posted by: tonker (18932)   Report abuse
Nowadays, Wiganers eat Greater Manchester hotpot while they sit listening to their favourite group called the Merseyside Hotpots!

Posted by: MarieM (4684) Report abuse
dennis Your talking about tripe with vinegar on, ispy is talking about otpot.

Posted by: i-spy (13266)  Report abuse
Dennis was up early Marie

Posted by: i-spy (13266)  Report abuse
has anybody bought one yet.

Posted by: i-spy (13266)  Report abuse
just had one with a scotch egg.brilliant.

Posted by: dennis dickinson (1120) Report abuse
MarieM - yes you are quite right - I live in New Zealand so at times I get things upside down

Posted by: elizabeth (5194)  Report abuse
Remember when in the 50/60 you put a Hot pot in the oven before you went out for the New Year partying and we used to toss up whose house yoou went back to after the New Year was in to eat it with pickled onions.Beetroot , I used to make it for the Pub we took at new year for after hours they used to put 1 pound over the bar before closing time and they drank and ate what they wanted including the Police who came in the back door, with their Pand Car tucked in the barn out of sight happy days

Posted by: dennisd (624) Report abuse
Elizabeth - your posting reminded me of the pub adjacent tio the railway station at Pimbo Lane, UpHolland.
Quite often on a Saturday night, the landlord would call 'time' at 10.00 and most people would drink up and leave. Then a few of us locals would move into a small room at the back, the landlord would lock the front door and switch the lights off in the front part of the pub. The landlady would bring out a plate of sandwiches etc - the next thing there would be a tap on the back window, the landlord would unlock the back door, in would walk a bobby or two, sit down and 'partake'

Posted by: elizabeth (5194)  Report abuse
Dennis we do have alot incommon ,I wonder if we ever met , as a friend I , we used to get the bus from Wigan and et off at the turning to think it wasSkemersdale could be wrong asd you went on the road past Abbey lakes and the bus took a winding hilly road and stopped at the Cenotaph on a corner , we then carried on walking past st Josephs college and came to a little pub on the right (detched) cannot for the life of me remeber the title but we used to go every Friday happy days

Posted by: ayrefield (4242) Report abuse
It would have been one of these two pubs at Roby Mill Elizabeth.

The Star Inn


The Fox Inn

Posted by: elizabeth (5194)  Report abuse
Thanks Ayrefield pretty sure it was the Fox smashing landlord

Posted by: i-spy (13266)  Report abuse
last time I went past the Fox it was shut down. anybody know if its back in business.

Posted by: i-spy (13266)  Report abuse
yes it is, answering my own question.

Posted by: i-spy (13266)  Report abuse
thanks for letting me know

Posted by: i-spy (13266)  Report abuse
You're welcome.

Posted by: i-spy (13266)  Report abuse
Panic - went to get one today and the stall was shut.

Posted by: i-spy (13266)  Report abuse
Went back today and half a dozen hot pots were looking at me. Unfortunately there was no one serving on the stall.

WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE DONE???????????????

Posted by: tonker (18932)   Report abuse
I'd have said, "Hey, hotpot, who d'you think you're looking at"?

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
To which the hotpot would have looked at his fellow hotpottians and exclaimed, "Ooh look, a talking boot."

Posted by: i-spy (13266)  Report abuse

no CCTV

Posted by: kenee (1946) Report abuse

Fill yer boots!

Posted by: lizziedownunder (6018)  Report abuse
The best hot pot I ever tasted when I was eating red meat as a kid....was my Dad's hot pot.....he would use lamb, and potatoes out of our garden.....and onions and a big thick crust on top........

Posted by: i-spy (13266)  Report abuse
I can smell it from here lizzie...

Posted by: lizziedownunder (6018)  Report abuse
So can I....I-spy.......long ago and far away........

Posted by: i-spy (13266)  Report abuse
still a bargain 1.

Posted by: i-spy (13266)  Report abuse
bought another today.
I should be on commission.

Posted by: i-spy (13266)  Report abuse
today I got experimental.
I took off the top, grated some cheese on the spuds, cracked an egg, and put the lid back on.
15 minutes in the oven and it was brilliant.

I will have to check with EQ to see whether I've committed a sin.

Posted by: i-spy (13266)  Report abuse
It had to happen - they've gone up 10p. But still worth every penny.

Posted by: GrahamK (444) Report abuse
Cottam hot tops from St Helens take some beating, the crust is good and plenty of meat.

Posted by: i-spy (13266)  Report abuse
Up another 5p
But still number one

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4560)   Report abuse
memories you cant buy them down here, homesick

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4560)   Report abuse
as anyone heard of a homity pie(SPELLING MIGHT BE WRONG)consisting of potato garlic and capers.?

Posted by: retep1949 (362) Report abuse
I saw a program on tv about ww2 recipes and I am sure one was for Homity pie so it could have something to do with rationing

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4560)   Report abuse
retep1949 thanks for that I will look on google

Posted by: tonker (18932)   Report abuse
Wiganers are STILL eating Greater Manchester hotpot while they sit listening to their favourite group called the Merseyside Hotpots.

Nothing's changed!

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4560)   Report abuse
especially your sense of humour keep up the good work.

Posted by: tonker (18932)   Report abuse
Wigan? In Lancashire?

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4560)   Report abuse
well done

Posted by: GrahamK (444) Report abuse
Tonker it's humble pie that Wiganiers eat

Posted by: dennis dickinson (1120) Report abuse
GrahamK - Do you mean humble pie or umble pie ? There is a big difference !

Posted by: tonker (18932)   Report abuse
The only difference is the 'h'. They both mean the same thing, Dennis.

Posted by: dennis dickinson (1120) Report abuse
Hi tonker - I don't think that 'Humble Pie' and 'Umble Pie' are strictly the same.
'Umble Pie' is made from the edible offal of either deer or hog.
'Humble Pie' is made from the cheaper cuts of meat and usually served to the lower classes in the 16th / 17th century.
However if i'm wrong, please correct me.

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4560)   Report abuse
if those are the contents Humble Pie sounds most appealing,worried about the sell by date 16th/17th century.

Posted by: tonker (18932)   Report abuse
Dennis, that was a brilliant self-contradiction. You are now the reigning 'self-contradiction champion'. You win an orange!

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4560)   Report abuse

Posted by: dennis dickinson (1120) Report abuse
tonker - What do you mean I am the reigning 'self-contradiction champion' and I win an orange ?
Surely the winner should get an Uncle Joe's, not just an orange !


Posted by: tonker (18932)   Report abuse
They're not as good as they used to be! (that's Uncle Joe's, not Oranges!)

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4560)   Report abuse
whats the equivalent of an hot pot if there is one ?.

Posted by: tonker (18932)   Report abuse
Lamb casserole?

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4560)   Report abuse
what about cawl ?

Posted by: tonker (18932)   Report abuse
Yes!

Posted by: i-spy (13266)  Report abuse
I'd like to know if anyone has tasted one of the hotpots which inspired this thread.
Or am I the only believer.

Posted by: i-spy (13266)  Report abuse
Just a reminder that they are still available and as tasty as ever.
I've also discovered Bowens pork pies at Adlington. Worth the walk along the canal. Delicious.

Posted by: tonker (18932)   Report abuse
Worth the walk along the canal? To Adlington?

You'd need at least two!

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4560)   Report abuse
pimblets are back in business now called pimmies I have heard.,they have a website you can order online,pies by post ,will they still be warm.?

Posted by: i-spy (13266)  Report abuse
not sure they're the real thing joe but tonker will probably know.

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4560)   Report abuse
i-spy your right the oracle will know.

Posted by: jo anne (31459)   Report abuse
Tripe Marketing Board - @TripeUK (today):

We don't give our Gold Stars out lightly!
Visit Wigan market for the best quality tripe that money can buy. photo

Posted by: tonker (18932)   Report abuse
I see it's not good enough to just call it 'Wigan Market', it has to be referred to as 'Wigan Council's Market' now.
What a sad bunch they are!

Posted by: jo anne (31459)   Report abuse
Wigan Council refer to 'Wigan Borough Markets', and Wigan and Leigh Market Halls on their website, Tonker.



It's the Tripe Marketing Board (@TripeUK) who tweeted '@WiganCouncil market' - that automatically notifies Wigan Council's tweeter(s) that the council has been mentioned in a tweet, so they're made aware of it & can retweet it if appropriate.

The Tripe Marketing Board's twitter feed is rather lively - the exchange following that tweet:

@MargoJMilne: @TripeUK @WiganCouncil Oh I *love* Wigan Market! Not been there since I stopped going out with Tony, mind...

@TripeUK: @MargoJMilne @WiganCouncil Everyone loves Wigan Market, madam. Even if they've never been out with Tony.

@MargoJMilne: @TripeUK @WiganCouncil So very, very true.


Posted by: i-spy (13266)  Report abuse
I'm pleased to see that the hot pots still top their list of goods for sale

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4560)   Report abuse
top pie

Posted by: dennis dickinson (1120) Report abuse
Elizabeth (mee darlin) - your posting on the 16th of Sept 2012 concerns me !
Have you forgotten that we had a few 'liquid refreshments' in the Fox Inn in Roby Mill ? we discussed your whale-bone corsets and upon leaving you kissed me good bye
I thought I had made a life long impression on you, but evidently not
Ah well, my mother always said that one day my ship would come in - and I would be waiting for it at the Railway Station .... kind thoughts

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4560)   Report abuse
is their a budding romance built over a pie,?

Posted by: i-spy (13266)  Report abuse
I'm thinking of posting one to a friend in Swansea. Should I freeze it first

Posted by: tonker (18932)   Report abuse
Would you freeze coal and send it to Newcastle? Or freeze sand and send it to Egypt?
There's no shortage of hot-pot anywhere. It's not exclusive to Wigan, you know!

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4560)   Report abuse
i-spy no dont freeze it package it securely to avoid crushing and send me one as well please.tonker they are unavailable in south wales as are butter pies.

Posted by: tonker (18932)   Report abuse
Go to Tesco. They sell hotpot there.

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4560)   Report abuse
tonker I will do that on the weekend.

Posted by: i-spy (13266)  Report abuse
up to 1.20 - but fatter than ever

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4560)   Report abuse
i-spy have you been thinking on your reply,

Posted by: i-spy (13266)  Report abuse
I was tempted to switch today joe - they've started selling beef and pepper pies.

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4560)   Report abuse
i-spy they sound good,my local butcher had a go at making meat and potato pies good effort but not the same as pies from wigan.

Posted by: baker boy (13710) Report abuse
pies from wigan ? are there any.

Posted by: i-spy (13266)  Report abuse
I've just discovered they have finally got a name - DAWSONS.
But where Dawsons are based I haven't a clue.
And in my new state I no longer scoff hotpots.
I did however buy one for old times sake and the smell from the oven was delicious.
Who ate it - me or the dog

Posted by: jo anne (31459)   Report abuse
I hope it was the dog's tail wagging and not you falling off the wagin, I-spy!

Posted by: i-spy (13266)  Report abuse
He left me the carrots

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4560)   Report abuse
bring back the meat pies with the jelly in.

Posted by: retep1949 (362) Report abuse
Dawsons pies are made in Tyldesley

Posted by: Jazzy (8509)   Report abuse
What a lovely dog to share his dinner. Hope he'd licked all the gravy off the carrots

Posted by: jo anne (31459)   Report abuse
Tripe Marketing Board - @TripeUK (23rd Nov 2014):

We don't give our Gold Stars out lightly!
Visit Wigan market for the best quality tripe that money can buy.




Posted by: graneyjoseph (4560)   Report abuse
enjoy all the pies you buy ,jelly and included.

Posted by: Jazzy (8509)   Report abuse
jo anne, Joan on the guestbook is a troll. She/he/it is using tripe in this instance as a comment on the site. In other words rubbish!

It's a play on words

Posted by: retep1949 (362) Report abuse
Try the pigs belly from this stall,it is delicious with a bit of vinegar and a little pepper.I do not know any where else to buy it.

Posted by: i-spy (13266)  Report abuse
Mouth watering

Posted by: Jazzy (8509)   Report abuse
I-spy, for the dog?

Posted by: i-spy (13266)  Report abuse
I used to love it cooked with onions in milk.

Posted by: Jazzy (8509)   Report abuse
I-spy, not for vegetarians, no matter how you cook it

Posted by: i-spy (13266)  Report abuse
True jazzy. It's offal init

 
 
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