Version One has the grand title Chicken Saute Au Gratin – a bit fancy really for chicken and mushroom topped with chips and cheese. Still as the tag at the bottom says it’s a great one for kids.
Version Two is not that much more sophisticated and should also be one kids love. Having just made a ‘pasta bake’ ie macaroni cheese for my grand-daughters, I really think this could also be called a pasta bake. Although I think I’d substitute whole milk for the evaporated milk for a better flavour.
Back in the 60s, which is around the time this recipe was published, the choice of pork cuts was a lot more limited than it is now. You could buy roast pork and pork chops and not much else. So although this recipe calls for shoulder pork shops you could really use any pork cut you wanted. As it’s pre-metrics you need to convert the 10oz can of soup to 300ml and bake the casserole at 180o.
I found this among the recipes, it’s in my awful handwriting, so I assume I gave it to Mum somewhere along the way. I’ve been making it for years and still make it, but I use less meat now as I’m no longer feeding a family of five. It’s easy and the gravy is really does taste great.
STEAK WITH RICH GRAVY
1-1.25kg round steak
1 pkt French Onion Soup
¼ cup water
420g can mushroom soup
Cut the meat into serving pieces. Place in casserole, add dry soup, mix water and soup together and pour over. Mix well. Cook 1½ hrs at 180º.