Recipe: Alexandra Pie

  •  1 pint soaked haricot beans.
  •  1 carrot.
  •  1 turnip.
  •  2 onions.
  •  ½ pint liquor.
  •  1 ounce butter.
  •  ½ pound mashed potatoes.
  •  2 ounces bread crumbs.
  •  1 egg.
  •  1 teaspoon salt.
  •  1 quart water.

Slice the carrot, turnip and onions, boil them with the beans one and a half hours, add salt and boil half an hour, strain, turn the beans and vegetables on to a large plate and place on one side to cool. Dissolve the butter in a frying pan, and fry the beans and vegetables until slightly browned; turn into a PIE dish, pour over the liquor which was strained off, place in the mashed potatoes, and lastly cover with the egg and bread crumbs well mixed. The white and yolk should be beaten separately. Bake in a rather hot oven until a nice brown.

New Vegetarian Dishes, by Mrs. Bowdich (Year 1892)