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sumac Posted 13th Oct 2020, 10:54am
  Aw, Taurus, poor wee soul! 😢

I have to say your pie sounds delicious. No wonder he was heart-broken. You should have told him you’d let him know next time you were making it. 😆 I think I’ll call this recipe Taurus Pie. I just wish I liked plain mince! Hubby will love that, though. He loves mince AND pies. I hate both but I’ll make it for hubby. See what a lovely wife I am?!!! 🤩
taurus Posted 13th Oct 2020, 10:38am
  onion carrot and turnip best steak mince, when cooked some gravox (bisto I suppose it is ) and cornflour. to thicken,but I leave it wet enough to drain it,save the gravy,and put the mince in a puff pastry pie,30 mins in the oven ,high temp.and serve it with the its own gravy,totties mashed with sweet potato and any other veg. I make this for most of my visitors,the Aussies love it,well they empty their plates so I suppose they do. My granddaughters boyfriends wouldn`t want any other meal ,i`ve been told,they have roast lamb etc at their mammies when they go visit them. One lovely boyfriend was heart broken when my grand d aughter broke up with him,he came to see us one more time,and he was so sad,he said I will miss your pies. I had to laugh at that.
sumac Posted 13th Oct 2020, 10:08am
  Mince n’ tatties! Yuck!

Sorry, folks, but Mum made so much mince n’ tatties when I was wee that I can’t stand it. Unfortunately, Col loves it so I’ve had to be creative if I have to serve it to him. I love spaghetti bols, lasagne, keema korma - any mince dish that disguises the offending meat. BUT hubby still wants his mince n’ tatties so I have mince n’ rice n’ cheese while Col has mince n’ tatties.

To make my mince, it must be lean steak mince (not dollops and scollops, as Mum called beef mince). I brown it, on its own with no liquid, breaking up the meat constantly till it’s brown, then drain off the fat. I then add three quarters of a pint of boiling water to the mince and simmer it for at least an hour. When it’s ready, I mix up a teaspoon of Bisto with one of cornflour, add a bit of water to make a stock and add it to the pot, stirring constantly so no gloops of powder are left. Simmer again for about 5 minutes to thicken.

I cook my veg separately, Col loves carrots only, and mash. He always mixes meat, potatoes and mashed carrots into a big pie and adds HP brown sauce.

I, meanwhile, make some boiled rice, put mince on top and cover it with loads of grated mature cheddar. Heaven! 😋
Scots Kiwi Lass Posted 1st May 2018, 10:26am
  Sorry to say, I couldn't eat mince the way we ate it when I was young in Glasgow. My young sister and I hated it, especially the thick, lumpy bits of Bisto!

These days, I buy 300 gms of good quality mince, mix it with a can of garlic pasta sauce and serve with wholemeal spaghetti - economical, delicious and I love it!
wombat Posted 30th Apr 2018, 08:39pm
  [quote name='ashfield' date='27th Apr 2018, 02:46pm' post='3738141']
Funny that, especially when we're famed the World over for our ability to talk mince :

rolleyes.gif what a loada mince, aussies hold that spot M8 yes.gif
ashfield Posted 27th Apr 2018, 02:46pm
 
QUOTE (taurus @ 26th Apr 2018, 10:33pm) *
entertaining is the keyword on these kind of boards. One person starts a subject and others follow with their tuppence worth. Unfortunately,,it invariably descends in to vitriol,and the entertainment is kaput ! I`ve seen so many Scottish boards shut down when the light hearted banter turns nasty.


Funny that, especially when we're famed the World over for our ability to talk mince tongue.gif

You will see from my original reply to Dugald that my mother had the same talent as yours when it came to mince (stew etc). It probably was the main reason I wouldn't eat meat, fish, poultry or many vegetables until I got into my late teens. I tried school dinners but only lasted a few days as the only thing I ate was the boiled cabbage, which had the distinctive aroma of stewed socks ohmy.gif

I still cook mince occasionally but the recipe will remain a secret in case it offends anyone, and a photo is definitely out of the question laugh.gif
taurus Posted 26th Apr 2018, 09:33pm
 
QUOTE (Dugald @ 27th Apr 2018, 05:47am) *
Thank you very much folks, for the various ways of making mince 'n totties. Your replies were both useful and entertaining. I'm surprised at the lack of mention of the "Ah...Bisto!" addition. Cheers, Dugald.


entertaining is the keyword on these kind of boards. One person starts a subject and others follow with their tuppence worth. Unfortunately,,it invariably descends in to vitriol,and the entertainment is kaput ! I`ve seen so many Scottish boards shut down when the light hearted banter turns nasty.
wombat Posted 26th Apr 2018, 08:28pm
  [quote name='bilbo.s' date='23rd Apr 2018, 11:01pm' post='3738124']
Colonial rubbish! And to add insult to injury, IKEA! WTF!
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rolleyes.gif mince n totties in a flat pack ? wacko.gif
Dugald Posted 26th Apr 2018, 07:47pm
  Thank you very much folks, for the various ways of making mince 'n totties. Your replies were both useful and entertaining. I'm surprised at the lack of mention of the "Ah...Bisto!" addition. Cheers, Dugald.
taurus Posted 25th Apr 2018, 08:51pm
  right off the subject here Bilbo,but it`s good to share old time memories. My mother`s mince was 'pathetic' or in today`s young folks lingo "gross". She just chuckedin the mince watr and Bisto,voila,a watery mess,same with stew. We lived above a wee resataurant,and their mince was to die for,queues out in the street every lunchtime with working men. My mum did the dishes in there,so she saw how it was cooked. I told her how much I loved it,she said och they add flour and maybe porridge oats,no matter,if my mother had followed that example,but no,too much Glasgow housewife pride,her way was fine,by her standards. Chicken ??? I got sent to the local fishmonger for a wee bit,it was cut up in legs and breasts etc all on the slab,so I never saw a WHOLE chicken until I was married. This is the God`s truth. I was walking down the stairs the day after Christmas and saw a whole carcass on the stair,flung out for one of the many cats,and I wondered,how anyone would know how to cook a whole chicken. As the years went on I learned,had to.
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