Jiggs dinner is a
traditional meal commonly prepared and eaten on Sundays in many
regions around the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
dish is sometimes spelled Jigs dinner
Comic strip connection
This was the favourite meal of Jiggs, the central character in the
popular, long-run comic strip, Bringing Up Father
by George McManus
. As "Jigg's dinner," the
apostrophe is incorrectly placed in reference to the McManus strip
character. Google results reveal a far wider use of "Jiggs dinner"
than "Jigg's dinner".
The meal typically consists of a combination of pickled salt beef
(or salt riblets), boiled potatoes
, turnip greens
mustard pickles, pickled beets
- Jiggs Dinner From Newfoundland Recipe