POTATO OMELETTE SLICE

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.

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LEMON BUTTER FISH

It’s a bit strange to see this 70s recipe using tinned carrots and tinned stir fry vegetables.  The article says ‘hearty meals – don’t have to mean hours of work”, but  I think using apacket of prepared fresh vegetables, that are available now in the supermarket, would be a lot tastier and just as easy.

SHEARERS STEW AND DUMPLINGS

On a cold winter’s day in Melbourne the idea of a lamb stew for dinner is very appealing.  I love the name of this one that was published by the Herald Sun back in July 1992 – not quite sure that a shearer ever made it, but you never know it’s certainly hearty enough.

MALLEE QUICHE

This recipe gets it’s name from the Mallee District an area in north west Victoria, but over the years I’ve seen it with lots of other names including Impossible Pie and Zuccchini slice.  I suppose it’s an Australian version of a frittata, the Italian crustless quiche to which a variety of meat and vegetables are added.  It’s a nice easy meal and if you make this version you’ll feel very Australian.

Mallee Quiche