“ Brand: Ye Old Oak / Type: Meat „
I'm not sure what it is with the Stebiz household at the moment, but all of us seem to have got well into Corned Beef. At the supermarket we picked up a few tins.
Usually we go for Princess but on offer this week was Ye Old Oak at £1.00 which was slightly cheaper and we thought we'd give it a go. Ye Old Oak has been going since 1949, and in the 1960's it was actually the largest brand in Great Britain.
The tin comes in bright green, with sliced pieces of corned beef on the front. It also boasts that it is Corned Beef Premium, what that means in relation to just Corned Beef, I haven't a clue.
In order to get into the tin you need to use the 'key' that many are familiar with in relation to corned beef. Once open you need to force the cob of corned beef out with a knife.
I have to say that we were all extremely impressed. Okay we did still have to scrape off some of the fat around the beef. But as a whole this was excellent stuff.
Ingredients were Cooked Beef (72%), Beef (24%),Salt, Sugar, Water. Preservative: Sodium Nitrite (E250).
I am happy to say that I've had this on sandwiches, as part of a salad meal and in corned beef hash. It was delicious on all accounts, although with 12.5g of fat per 100g, it isn't the healthiest for you. Salt also adds another 2g per 100g, so you can see how the salt can add up in a tin also.
It is worth mentioning though that if you do use this on a meal, like a salad, presentation is important. Nobody just likes a cob of corned beef plonked on their plate. Also make sure that the fat is taken off.
So not to be eaten every day but part of a controlled diet. Recommended!!
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