To begin with I thought this was corn beef fritters (which would have been good), but when I read the ingredients I realised it’s rissoles/hamburgers with corn, which is till a good mix. I think they’d also work well if you used minced pork with a bit of soy sauce or even minced chicken.
Quite frankly this sounds a bit weird – even for the 70s. It’s a strange combination of a prawn cocktail and grapefruit. I used to make a grapefruit appetiser by halving a grapefruit, segmenting it, pouring in sweet sherry, sprinkling on brown sugar and then grilling the lot – it tasted quite good and was quick and easy to make. It was also pretty cheap (a definite consideration back then). I also used to make prawn cocktails, but only for very special dinners as they stretched the budget quite a bit, but I nevercombined the two and I don’t think I’ll start now.
If you add the green coloring I think this could be a great St Patrick’s Day dessert!!!! The peppermint flavouring mixed into the ice cream should be good, but personally I think I’d leave the green out, but that’s entirely up to you.
This recipe was published by the Women’s Weekly in August 1992. Veal was more popular back then and wasn’t as expensive as it is now. I make a similar roast using beef so I think you could substitute beef or even lamb as the main meat and you change the minced veal as well.
I’m not sure why this has “For Kids” on the tag, why should just the kids have them? Maybe it’s the suggestion that you add green food colouring into the peppermint flavoured cream, personally think I’d leave it out…………