Woolton Pie (plus)

This is a recipe that has been modified for one person with some ingredient additions. It was first proposed by the British government during the second world war as a nutritious alternative due to the lack of meat available and rationing at the time. This recipe can be augmented by the addition of some smoked cod, tinned tuna, smoked sausage etc. Microwaved frankfurters are shown here. Other vegetables can be used - it's your final choice - but it is very tasty as presented here.


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200 - 250 gm potato (prepared weight) ½ tspn marmite
50 gm cauliflower ½ beef stock cube
50 gm broccoli 1 tspn tandoori masala (see note 1)
50 gm carrot ½ tspn liquid smoke (optional) (see note 2)
75 gm onion (prepared weight)  



  1. Boil the potato in salted water for about 20 min, drain, and make mash with butter.
  2. Whilst the potato is boiling, add the cauliflower, broccoli, carrot and onion to salted, boiling, water for about 15 min, then drain.
  3. Transfer the cauliflower, broccoli, carrot and onion to an oven proof dish and pour over the marmite mixture.
  4. Optionally add some smoked cod, chopped frankfurters, tinned tuna (all pre-cooked as needed) etc. to the oven dish.
  5. Cover with a layer of the mashed potato and mark the top with wavy lines using a fork.
  6. Put under a hot grill until the mashed potato ridges are coloured to your taste.


(1) Tandoori masala is a spice mix that can be purchased in some supermarkets or any Indian outlet.
(2) Liquid smoke can be obtained in a variety of flavours such as Hickory and Mesquite. I purchased mine online from "Melbury & Appleton". If you can't get liquid smoke you could use smoked paprika.
(3) The onion is not shown in the picture.
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The main ingredients
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The finished meal

Tandoori Masala
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Liquid Smoke
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