This is a good dish for Saturday lunch as both adults and children enjoy it and even though it is fairly quick to do you can prepare it the day before if you are going to have a busy weekend. The flavours seep into the mashed potato and are delicious. You just need a simple green salad with it. This amount will probably feed four hungry adults and three children.
Let the mashed potatoes cool a bit and then stir the whisked egg in thoroughly. Peel and chop the onions up small and fry them gently in the oil until just transparent. Chop up the kidneys into fairly small pieces, fry very briefly and put in a mixing bowl with the fried onions. Add the cut up tomatoes, the herbs, the garlic, salt and black pepper. Grease a fairly large pie dish. Spread a thin layer of mashed potato on the bottom. On top of this spread a layer of the kidney mixture, then a layer of cheese and once again a thin layer of potato. Repeat this ending up with a thicker layer of potato. Pat the pie down and then criss-cross the potato with a fork. Dot with butter and sprinkle on
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