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Offline Sverige

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Re: Donner in a tin
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2018, 08:12 AM »
I like the look of this, but is it really lamb mince in most doner kebabs?  Or more likely mutton I suppose.

Reason I ask is my local takeaway has a sign up saying our doner kebabs are made with 100% beef mince, and they taste just like any other kebab I've had. So either they are full of BS (likely) or there is a mix of lamb and beef doner recipes about, which is a surprise.

Despite the generous seasoning, I imagine the meat flavour is still the predominant one in doner, so can there really be variation in the meat the shops are using, or do they in fact use a blend of mutton, beef, dog, etc..?

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Re: Donner in a tin
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2018, 10:08 AM »
I like the look of this, but is it really lamb mince in most doner kebabs?  Or more likely mutton I suppose.

Reason I ask is my local takeaway has a sign up saying our doner kebabs are made with 100% beef mince, and they taste just like any other kebab I've had. So either they are full of BS (likely) or there is a mix of lamb and beef doner recipes about, which is a surprise.

Despite the generous seasoning, I imagine the meat flavour is still the predominant one in doner, so can there really be variation in the meat the shops are using, or do they in fact use a blend of mutton, beef, dog, etc..?

It's definitely the case , and in Scotland ,the figure quoted in some kind of mystery shopper investigation was that 1 in 3 places were guilty of it. As for dog, I've read in some countries the only thing with four legs they don't eat is the table, but only cheap Chuck beef was found in this case , which can be almost half the price of lamb. I remember the investigating 'body' refused to name the offenders. Could probably find out by a freedom of information request but life's too short

Even worse, I've seen kebab and 'curry meat' being delivered in non refrigerated vans, frequently in one of the worst areas of Glasgow :-\

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« Last Edit: February 11, 2018, 10:21 AM by ELW »


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Re: Donner in a tin
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2018, 06:05 PM »
It's definitely the case that takeaways use beef mince instead of lamb? Or that donners are definitely made with mutton instead of lamb?

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Re: Donner in a tin
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2018, 09:05 PM »
It's definitely the case that takeaways use beef mince instead of lamb? Or that donners are definitely made with mutton instead of lamb?

I reckon only the suppliers know what those donner rolls contain, chicken definitely, although maybe not so much in the chicken donner.
I  think 'Which' ran a test and found pork in donner meat labelled halal.
 I wouldn't touch the standard Glasgow kebab meat with a twenty foot pole, so I'd welcome good homemade lamb donner recipes.
Beef instead of mutton instead of lamb in curries  is rife here, I'd find it difficult to tell in a curry tastewise, although I think the texture is different

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