Stovies - Another version!

by Sheena Knowles

My mother was born and bred in Falkirk (born 1920) and came to Australia in 1952. Her Stovies were always a favourite - but different from the recipes listed here in that they involved no meat! Instead, she poured the left-over juices from the roasting pan into a bowl and left them to set in the fridge. Then she pulled off the solidified creamish fat to reveal a translucent meat "jelly" underneath.

Using the potatoes and onion and described in the usual recipes - she replaced the meat ingredient with the meat "jelly". The result was absolutely delicious.

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Aug 30, 2009
Love the Old Country Comfort Food Too!
by: Janice

You're both so right. My parents also came from Falkirk. (Sterlingshire) We also didn't have much money when I was growing up, and I remember my Mum doing the same with the leftover drippings. Nothing ever went to waste in our house. It was always added to something or used in a competely different dish. Mum's baking was amazing and I must see if I can't find a couple of her recipes to share.

Apr 14, 2009
Simple food is great!
by: May

Hi Sheena

Yes I recall my Mum doing this too - it was often we didn't have much money. But simple dishes like this are really delicious. It's great that they get passed on from generation to generation

Thanks for sharing.


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