Back when this recipe was published if you didn’t want the hassle of boning the shoulder of lamb yourself you’d have had to ask your butcher to do it for you. Now supermarkets sell them already done – that’s real progress for you…….
This is another recipe from the Women’s Week Let’s Go Greek supplement. It uses fillo pastry, but you could change that to shortcrust or puff if you wanted to. The fillo would be lighter, but the others would still make a good pie.
The cheesy pastry base in this recipe is filled with mashed potato, bacon, spring onions, creamed corn and more cheese, which sounds like a great combination. It doesn’t say so, but I’m assuming they mean for you to heat it hot, although cold the next day might be interesting as well.
I think filled tomatoes have gone completely out of fashion, but this recipe caught my eye as the filling of rice, bacon and cheese sounds good. Just not sure when I’d serve them though, maybe as an accompaniment to bbq steak or chops…..
Seems like when Mum tore this out of the Woman’s Day she missed the last few lines so has handwritten them on the bottom. Her instructions read “other half 27cm” and “over with pastry. 200o C, 400oF – 40 mins”. I’ll add my comments – that this could be a hearty pie for vegetarians by simply substituting the bacon for extra vegetables.
Wish I’d found this recipe before my daughter and I worked out the savories to serve at my husband’s recent 70th birthday party. She ended up making some wonderful treats, but these might have been an easy addition.
My family have always loved this version of a meat loaf – the eggs make the difference. I also make smaller versions for when just my husband and I are going on a picnic or for lunch on the first day of an interstate trip.