This 1990s Australian Women’s Weekly recipe for a potato omelette slice is a little unusual as it has three ways of cooking the slice, Traditional (baked with cream), Healthy (baked with less eggs, skim milk and low fat cheese) and Microwave (a small variation in the oil and milk quantities). It also gives the kJ and calorie count which is helpful if you’re trying to decide which version to make.
I’ve taken the liberty of renaming this recipe. I don’t think Little Muffin Pies gives any indication of what they actually are. The only muffin connection seems to be the muffin shape, which means that you could use any pie dish as long as it was deep enough to hold the mixture and stand the egg upright. I like the idea of biting into it and discovering the egg………….
Breakfast or Brunch? I’m not too sure when you should have these, but I am sure that they’ll taste good when you do. They come from a 1980s booklet put out by the Australian Diary Corporation which is introduced by the bearded chef, Peter Russell-Clarke. Beside having some great recipes the booklet describes cheeses from Cheddar through to Pecorino and has a chart of which wine to have with which cheese. It’s a great little booklet. (If you don’t want to go to the trouble of making scones, it could work on bread roll or a muffin.)
Some years ago we were spending Christmas at a holiday house on the NSW south coast and our son decided to bring his girlfriend. That was no problem until it came to cooking Christmas lunch – she was a vegetarian………. Vegetarian Christmas recipes were few and far between in those days and I ended up serving her a stuffed eggplant. I just wish I’d found this recipe as it’s much more colorful and I suspect she would have enjoyed it more. Especially as the power went out due to a bushfire in the area and we ended up cooking the entire meal on the bbq – it was a very Australian Christmas.
When my children were at primary school I helped put together a cookbook as a fundraiser. The school community were asked to send in contributions and we ended up with lots of great recipes. The mother who sent this one in added the note about it being a good ‘first baking’ cake and it definitely is. It’s been made many times in my household by both the kids and me. The added bonus is that it also tastes great.
Our family had a great picnic in the park last Sunday and my lovely 7 year old granddaughter and I made a Savoury Luncheon Slice* to share. On the same page as that recipe is this other slice of Mum’s which is also an old family favourite. The two us will have to make it for the next picnic.
*it’s already posted if you want to try it out