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Appears in

The Daily Mail Modern British Cookbook

The Daily Mail Modern British Cookbook

By Alastair Little and Richard Whittington

Published 1998

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Harvy-scarvy was originally a pungent Norfolk speciality, made from apples, onions and malt vinegar.

The recipe below is for a more subtle variation on the theme. Use it with any cold meat, though it is particularly good with pork.


  • 125 g/ 4 oz tart eating apples
  • 125 g/ 4 oz red shallots
  • 125 g/ 4 oz celery
  • salt and pepper
  • 5 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 tbsp cider vinegar


Dice the unpeeled apple, shallots and celery into a bowl. Season with salt and pepper and pour over the oil and cider vinegar. Stir, cling-wrap and leave to let the flavours develop for 2 hours.

Stir again before serving.