Lobster Patties

Preparation info

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Appears in

The Cookery of England

The Cookery of England

By Elisabeth Ayrton

Published 1975

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Traditional at Victorian ball suppers and on all grand buffets.


  • 1 lb. (½ k.) puff pastry (frozen is excellent) will make 24 small patties. Bake and allow to get cold. Vol-au-vent cases may be used


Stir the lobster and mushrooms into the warm (but not boiling) béchamel sauce and add the cream and egg yolks, beaten together, the sherry, and pepper and salt to season rather highly. Fill the patties, putting a touch of the lobster coral on top of the filling before putting on lids. Heat through in a moderate oven at 300° F., gas mark 4, for 5 or 6 minutes.