Bokits
Went to Alexandra Palace Farmers Market at the weekend (it’s on every Sunday) and had one of these. It’s called a Bokit and it is apparently known as a creole burger.
Its a pretty good example of a simple food which adds up to more than the sum of it’s parts. It consists of a basic dough rolled out flat and deep fried quickly so it puffs up forming a crunchy crust on the outside and a hollow inside. It is then filled with a bit of chilli sauce (chilli, spring onions, garlic and lime), lettuce, chopped tomato and filling (I had salt fish, but chicken or stewed aubergine was also available). 
Sounds like something you might knock together on a Saturday lunchtime when the fridge is near empty. Ok, maybe not the deep fried dough and saltfish, but the point is they are very simple ingredients, and few of them. I have had cripplingly dissappointing sandwiches made of similar, usually the result of post cookery show culinary arousal, frustrated by a near empty cupboard.
But these work. The simple ingredients add up to a pitch perfect summer snack. I personally like to throw everything in when I am cooking, drowning out all subtlety in a barrage of spices added on a whim (I am not a kitchen maverick, just immature in the palate and patience dept.). I have the upmost respect for people who can keep it simple, having the confidence in that magic combination of a few good ingredients, that they know will work together.
The Bockit’la boys responsible for the above certainly seem to have this confidence. Check them out at a range of markets around London and on Portobello Rd at this years Notting Hill Carnival.

See you in the queue.

Bokits

Went to Alexandra Palace Farmers Market at the weekend (it’s on every Sunday) and had one of these. It’s called a Bokit and it is apparently known as a creole burger.

Its a pretty good example of a simple food which adds up to more than the sum of it’s parts. It consists of a basic dough rolled out flat and deep fried quickly so it puffs up forming a crunchy crust on the outside and a hollow inside. It is then filled with a bit of chilli sauce (chilli, spring onions, garlic and lime), lettuce, chopped tomato and filling (I had salt fish, but chicken or stewed aubergine was also available). 

Sounds like something you might knock together on a Saturday lunchtime when the fridge is near empty. Ok, maybe not the deep fried dough and saltfish, but the point is they are very simple ingredients, and few of them. I have had cripplingly dissappointing sandwiches made of similar, usually the result of post cookery show culinary arousal, frustrated by a near empty cupboard.

But these work. The simple ingredients add up to a pitch perfect summer snack. I personally like to throw everything in when I am cooking, drowning out all subtlety in a barrage of spices added on a whim (I am not a kitchen maverick, just immature in the palate and patience dept.). I have the upmost respect for people who can keep it simple, having the confidence in that magic combination of a few good ingredients, that they know will work together.

The Bockit’la boys responsible for the above certainly seem to have this confidence. Check them out at a range of markets around London and on Portobello Rd at this years Notting Hill Carnival.

See you in the queue.

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    Just plain ole frybake and saltfish buljol!! yummm
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