Lockdown Easy Cooking : Stone-age Pie #glutenfree #easyrecipes #cooking

Cheesy Potato Bake Recipe | Taste of Home

I have no idea where this recipe came from but my then young daughter  (1980s) always called is Stone-age Pie.

It could be seen as some weird cross between moussaka and lasagna with a dash of veg bake thrown in. It is a tad high on calories and I am not sure it will suit modern tastes as it stands – but you can use any veg in place of aubergine or plain spuds – for example sweet potato, butternut squash,  or even a layer of kale if that is to your taste.

The illo is a stock pic of potato bake as I have not made this for decades but it would not look unlike – unless you make a cheese sauce – in which case its a lasagna look-alike 🙂

Ingredients

  • 1 lb potatoes thinly sliced
  • 1/2 1lb mince (beef, lamb, poultry or quorn)
  • 1 large diced onion
  • 4 sliced tomatoes
  • 1 jar passata
  • 1 sliced aubergine
  • 4 oz sliced (large) mushrooms
  • 1 tbs worcester sauce
  • 2 tsp mixed herbs
  • 2 crushed cloves garlic (optional)
  • 1/1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper

for cheese sauce (optional)

  • 1 oz butter
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 3/4 pt milk
  • 4 oz strong grated cheese

method

  • fry onion until translucent
  • cook mince until starting to brown
  • add, passata, herbs, worcs sauce, garlic and spices and cook for another minute
  • fry aubergine (or mushrooms)
  • layer up mince mix, toms and aubergines, mushrooms in a lasagne dish
  • Fry potatoes until golden brown as top layer
  • make cheese sauce (optional)
  • put butter in small pan
  • mix in flour and cook
  • remove from heat and gradually add milk – mixing well to avoid lumps
  • return to heat and cook until it thickens- stirring all the time to prevent lumps and or burning
  • remove from heat and add cheese, stir until cheese melts
  • pour cheese sauce over the layered mince and veg
  • cook in medium over for 20 to 30 mins or until beginning to brown
  • You can leave out the cheese sauce stages and just cover the potato layer with grated cheese if preferred
  • or you can even leave the cheese out altogether, though in which case watch out that it does not become dry.

 

Notes: you can use more mince

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