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Woolton Pie - Recipe 2 (With potato topping)

This recipe is in categories World War 2, Main courses,
About this recipe:
Difficulty: not rated
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Serving suggestions: Serve hot with gravy.
This is a vegetarian recipe

This recipe became one of the most famous in the war. Lord Woolton, Minister for Food, promoted it as a healthy meal choice. Alas though, it never really took off with the British public. Even with rationing and meagre portions, most people felt it was a step too far. The recipe became a wartime joke, rhymes were even made up about it.


Making and cooking it
  1. Place the diced vegetables, spring onions, vegetable extract and oatmeal into a saucepan
  2. Add just enough water to cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally
  3. Allow to cool
  4. Put the mixture into a pie dish and sprinkle with parsley
  5. Cover with a crust of potatoes
  6. Bake in a moderate oven until the topping is nicely brown