Mint is growing abundantly in a pot in my side garden.
I decided today I needed to put it to good use so found an old wartime recipe for ‘Green Mint Sauce’ from a book called ‘Good Eating – Suggestions for Wartime Recipes’. All recipes in the book have been submitted by Daily Telegraph readers during WW2.
I only wanted a small pot full so took the recipe below and quartered the ingredients which roughly came up as 100 g of chopped mint, 100 g of sugar and 200 ml or vinegar (I used 1/2 apple cider vinegar and 1/2 malt vinegar).
This returned a sweet, minty, sauce with a hint of apple. I’m using it sparingly on everything this afternoon and intend to use it later on my peas and roast potato at dinner time!
Green Mint Sauce
1/4 lb chopped mint (I used 100 g)
3/4 pt vinegar (I used 100 ml apple cider vinegar and 100 ml malt vinegar)
1/2 lb sugar (I used 100 g)
Boil vinegar and and pour it over the sugar in a saucepan and stir until dissolved
When cooled add chopped mint and stir
Add to clean jar, will keep in fridge for several months
Sounds delicious, you can also make mint jelly with it. I use mint a lot in my iced tea.
Oh, this sounds so good! I’ve got a pound of beets I need to use, and this has given me an idea.
i did’t know that there was any other way to make it! During my childhood we had a large garden and the folk around had little plots. So on a Sunday morning there would be a regular stream of folk coming by for milnt, for the mint sauce, or parsley on a Friday for parsley sauce to go with fish.
Glad to e a new post from you.