steak and kidney pie

Definition

Food

  • Pieces of cheek of beef marinated in red wine, dried, fried in oil and butter, dusted with flour, simmered until tender in clarified marinade and beef stock, lightly fried pieces of veal or beef kidney added, poached oysters and mushrooms added if required, cooking liquor reduced and all combined in a bowl and precooked tops (skullcaps) of puff pastry placed over. Served piping hot. A simpler version is made from precooked steak and kidney stew baked quickly between a top and bottom crust of pastry.
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