Betty’s rissoles

Some of the tastiest dishes are those made with leftovers, just like these lamb rissoles.

Betty’s rissoles, Recipes

Some of the tastiest dishes are those born of frugality – a.k.a. the fine art of cooking leftovers. My mum’s rissoles are a case in point. Betty would cook roast lamb on Sunday, and Monday night we would enjoy her rissoles, with gravy, mashed potatoes and peas.

I’m not sure which we enjoyed more: the roast or the rissoles – and it doesn’t much matter, as long as I can remember the recipe!

Betty’s rissoles

Leftover roast lamb, minced finely
One onion, finely chopped or minced
1 cup of finely chopped parsley
1 cup finely chopped or grated carrot
1 teaspoon mustard
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon tomato sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Pepper & salt to taste
Handful of plain flour for coating and gravy
Beef stock for gravy

Mix all ingredients together, and roll small handfuls of mixture in plain flour. Flatten, and cook in a saucepans with 1 tablespoon of hot oil, a batch at a time, until brown. Remove, add left over flour to remaining oil, brown, and add a mug of warm beef stock, stirring until thickened. Flavour with a dash of sherry, tomato sauce and more salt and pepper.

Serve with mash and peas, and a nice Shiraz.


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    19th Jun 2012
    To really save money on food and doctors bills, go vegetarian.
    By avoiding eating dead animals you can save about $16 a week per person.
    If you also avoid the juices of animals, i.e dairy products, you can save another $16.
    That is $32 a week! That is a lot of money when one is on a pension
    normie 39
    19th Jun 2012
    You vegetarians are in the minority, and are welcome to your comments.
    We true Aussies who had not heard of this word till the 1980's loved our Roast Lamb Sunday dinners and of course Chicken once a year at Christmas.

    We lived through an era after World War 2 with rationing of food, petrol,butter etc. and survived on limited beef,lamb and in my case rabbit as my Dad would go rabbiting to Picton on weekends to assist the family budget.

    So please choose your Vegetarian words closely as we older Australians have done the tough yards before you people came on the scene.

    20th Jun 2012
    I just made this with leftover pork instead of lamb - I substituted 2 x Granny Smith apples for the carrots but included all the other ingredients. Blitzed all in the food processor to avoid all the chopping, mincing and grating. Absolutely delicious!! Many thanks for this recipe.
    20th Jun 2012
    I regularly make a yumbalicious (yes there is such a word - 'cos I just said it orright) shepherd's pie with fine chopped offcuts of beef, pork or lamb roasts.

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