Chestnut Stew Recipe from 1916 The Great War.
Mince finely the remains of cold pork, skin a pound of sausages, and mix the sausage-meat with the pork, add some breadcrumbs, and form into flat cakes. Boil forty chestnuts for five minutes, take off the skins. Fry the meat cakes brown in butter, then lift them out. Mix into the butter a dessert spoonful of flour, stir till brown, pour in slowly half a pound of stock, and add salt, pepper, cayenne, and a small bunch of herbs. Boil it up, then put in the chestnuts and meat cakes, cover and stew gently for three-quarter of an hour. Take out the herbs, pile the chestnuts in the centre of the dish, arrange the meat cakes around them, strain over gravy, and serve very hot.
Curried Pork With Rice Recipe from Edwardian 1909.
Remove the skin and trim off the fat from two pounds and a half of pork; cut into stripes and fry in a tablespoonful of butter until it begins to brown; then add two chopped onions, a tablespoonful of curry powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Pour in two cupfuls of cold water and bring to the boiling-point, then simmer for an hour. Remove the meat to a hot serving-dish, thicken the gravy with a teaspoonful of flour rubbed to a cream with the same quantity of butter. Surround the meat with a boarder of well-boiled rice, and pour the curry sauce over the meat only.
Meat Patties Recipe from Edwardian 1909.
Little meat pies, which can be made from the remains of white meat, poultry, or rabbit, are always a popular feature of the children’s party menu. Mince the required quantity of meat with one fourth as much ham or bacon, half as much breadcrumbs as meat, some chopped parsley, thyme, grated lemon-rind, pepper, salt, and nutmeg to taste. Mix into a nice consistency with a little gravy, and one or two beaten eggs. Line greased patty-tins with light, but not over rich, pastry, fill with the mince, put on lids, cut round and notch the edges, make a hole in top of each, brush over with beaten egg or milk, and bake about half an hour in a nice heat.