Nest of Minced Lamb

Preparation info

  • 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

  • About


  • lb. cold cooked lamb
  • 2 lb. potatoes
  • ½ oz.


Cook the potatoes and drain well. Mash them with the butter, egg yolk, pepper and salt. Well grease a loose-bottomed cake-tin and cover well with fine brown breadcrumbs. Carefully and evenly line the sides and the bottom with the mashed potato, leaving a hole in the centre (the nest). Smooth the top edge of the potato with a knife, then rough up with a fork and brush with egg or milk. Bake in a