Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Mutton Charlotte

Cold mutton slices, tomatoes, stale bread, salt, pepper, onion.

Method: Grate some stale bread, put the crumbs at the bottom of a greased pie-dish, then a layer of mutton, then some slices of tomatoes. As you proceed season with salt and pepper and a little minced onion. Let the top layer be of tomatoes. Sprinkle a few breadcrumbs over the top and bake for 3/4 hour. Tinned tomatoes may be used if fresh ones are not available.

Variations: Miss B. M. Limbert (Metropolitan) scalds her tomatoes and skins them, uses shallots instead of onion, and adds dobs of butter on top of top breadcrumbs.

Mrs. W. D. French (Postal) adds a crust made from thin slices of bread spread thickly with dripping or butter, and then moistened with gravy or stock or Oxo. A batter of 3 tablespoons S.R. flour, 1&1/4 cups milk and 1 egg is then poured over the whole.

Source: contributed by Mrs. R. P. Wood (Owen) The South Australian Country Women's Association Inc. Calendar of Meat and Fish Recipes in Metric. One for Every Day in the Year. Also Special Mornay Supplement (Adelaide: 1975), p.3 [January 9].


Unknown said...

I have been looking for this for a long time. Brilliant! Even better with a sprig of rosemary. Thanks. Dai

vicki (skiourophile) said...

In my CWA magazine I once saw a request for more mutton recipes, but this is a first appreciation here. Enjoy!

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