Collop Monday

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Today – the day preceding Shrove Tuesday – is traditionally Collop Monday. It derives from an old Norse word KollopĀ meaning meat stew. This came to mean slices of meat and finally and more specifically, slices of bacon and eggs. Collop Monday is the day allocated to eating up any meat before the fasting of Lent begins. Any fat from the meat should then be utilised when frying pancakes the following day.