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History Cookbook: Vegetable and Oatmeal Casserole

This recipe is in categories World War 2, Main courses
About this recipe
Healthiness : (206 votes)
Difficulty:  1 out of 5 difficulty
Comments: Some peeling and chopping is needed.
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour
Number of servings: 6 servings
Serving suggestions: Serve with green vegetables.


Vegetables were very plentiful in WW2 as people were encouraged to grow their own. Gardens, parks and even window boxes were used to grow vegetables and herbs. This recipe was submitted by Fergus Martin, Chef at the Robinson Centre, Wyboston Lakes.
Ingredients
  • 450g ( 1lb) mixed root vegetables
  • knob of dripping
  • 50g (2oz) coarse or medium oatmeal
  • sprinkling of paprika
  • chopped parsley and herbs to flavour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 5ml (1tsp) meat extract or stock cube
  • 1 pint vegetable stock
Equipment
  • Weighing scales
  • Teaspoon
  • Measuring jug
  • Peeler
  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Frying pan
  • Wooden spatula
Making and cooking it
Always wash your hands before preparing food Always wash your hands before preparing food.

  1. Peel and dice the vegetables
  2. Fry in dripping until slightly cooked
  3. Add the oatmeal and stir until the fat is absorbed
  4. Season with paprika, herbs, salt and pepper and add the meat extract
  5. Add the vegetable stock and simmer gently, covered for 1 hour. Stir occasionally or it may burn on the bottom
A little corned beef, cooked meat or fish may be added at the last minute.
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Name: Poppy 27th January 2018
cool i am using this for my y5 homework
Name: Isabella Khnight 29th November 2017
This information is very helpful for me ,I am learning about ww2 at school.
Name: Isabella 21st November 2017
Cool.I am using this for my y6 homework project­čŹť
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