According to Ambrose Heath and Mrs D.D. Cottington-Taylor, this recipe to use up left overs is so delicious it is almost worth buying a chicken and making bread sauce to go with it in order to have some left over to use up! Isn’t that so often the case? Fried left over mashed potato is so yummy it’s worth making extra mash just so you can have it for breakfast the next day. I don’t like bubble ad squeak, but other people say the same about that!

Potatoes and bread sauce

  • boiled potatoes, sliced
  • bread sauce
  • butter, melted
  • breadcrumbs, browned
  • salt and pepper
  1. lightly butter a shallow fireproof dish and put in the bottom a layer of bread sauce, season
  2. on this put a layer of potato slices, and proceed alternately until the dish is full, seasoning with discretion as you go
  3. finish with a layer of potato, sprinkle on plenty of browned breadcrumbs, and a little melted butter
  4. bake for half an hour in a slow oven

I’ve mentioned before that bread sauce isn’t something we as a family ever had with roast birds, but it is as you might imagine, a milk sauce thickened with bread; traditionally the milk was simmered with an onion stuck with cloves, and spices such as black pepper, nutmeg, or mace, and a bayleaf, and then cubes of bread were stirred in until they broke up to make the sauce…

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