Required: One heaped breakfastcupful of any kind of cooked fish.
Two heaped breakfastcupfuls of mashed potatoes.
Two ounces of butter.
One ounce of flour.
Salt and pepper. (Sufficient for six persons.)
Rub the potatoes through a sieve, melt half the butter in a saucepan, then add the potatoes, a tablespoonful of the milk, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix all well together.
Remove all skin and bone from the fish,chop it coarsely, and put it in a pie-dish. Melt the rest of the butter, stir in the flour smoothly, and add the stock or milk; the latter should have been boiled for ten minutes with the fish-bones and trimmings. Stir this sauce over the fire till it boils and thickens, then add the egg; chopped in large pieces, and the salt and pepper. Add sufficient sauce to the fish to moisten it well, cover the dish with the potato, smooth it evenly over the top, then mark it across and across with a fork. Put some little bits of butter on it here and there, and bake in a moderately hot oven till a light brown. Dripping can be used in place of butter. If there should be any kind of fish-sauce over from a meal it should be used instead of making fresh.
Scallops of Cheese and Eggs
If instead of potato this pie is covered with cooked macaroni, and slices of tomato on the top of this, and baked until the tomato is cooked, it will be found excellent.