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> How To Make Mince And Potatoes-- Glasgow Way., I come from Govan. my American friend would like to know the recipe fo
Dugald
post 11th Apr 2018, 11:14pm
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I'd be obliged to anyone who can enlighten me to this... my favourite dinner, mince 'n totties.

Thank you.
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post 12th Apr 2018, 07:13am
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Nice to see your post Dugald. How I would cook this now bears no resemblence to how my mother or grandparents cooked it when I was little. My mother was not the most astute in the culinary arts so she would make the grey version, beef mince, chopped onion and an oxo cube for stock, all simmered for at least an hour. My grandparents were a little more exotic with the ingredients, the mince was browned first before the chopped onion, finely diced carrot, oxo cube and (wait for it) a dash of Worcestershire sauce were added. It was also simmered for about an hour.

Our potatoes were always mashed so it was a floury variety, boiled (probably too long), drained and knocked senseless with a fork a after a liberal application of margarine (which was likely Stork). Butter was too precious to waste on mashed totties rolleyes.gif

Both were fine as long as there was plenty of either Heinz tomato or HP sauce available tongue.gif


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post 12th Apr 2018, 05:30pm
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Thank you very much Ashfield. It was decent of you to send me the recipe. It seems a bit complicated for me, but I'm sure my friend will be able to handle it. It is good to hear from you again Ashfield.
Cheers, Dugald.
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post 14th Apr 2018, 10:44am
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Mince n' tots

buy beef mince with a 15% fat content
brown mince in a pot (careful not to burn)
when browned......
chop a large onion or 2 small onions.
make sure the onion is chopped fine,
add to mince with a cup of water Boiled...
stir really well
prepare 3 oxos, and add to mixture,
a small amount for brown sauce (if to taste)
pot is boiling, stir to avoid sticking, lower to simmer,
stirring every 2/3 minutes, simmer for about 45 minutes,
tinned baby carrots could be added at this time,
simmer for 15 minutes
oxo gravy granules to taste can be added,
simmer for another 15/20 minutes.
switch off cooker leaving lid on pot....
prepare potatoes, skinned and chopped fine
boil potatoes.....
test potatoes, putting on mince for another 10 minutes,
to be ready at the same time as the potatoes
mash potatoes or whatever
serve and on you go
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post 17th Apr 2018, 05:36pm
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Thank you Bigdrew for your recipe, I’ll pass it on to my better half with the hope that she’ll be able to understand all this cooking jargon a lot better than I can. Cheers, Dugald
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