This delicious recipe today comes from a cookery book that I have had in my library since 1971. Yes, I was only 16 years old when I got the book. I have always been a collecter and I have to say that I love the progress we have made in cookery, but there are still a lot of little gems in those older books and this is one of them. The book is called Good Food on a Budget and it is from the BHG cooking library collection of books I collected way back when.
The original recipe called for processed cheese. That's not something we really do or can find over here in the UK. We do real cheese and so I have adapted the recipe somewhat to what I have and what I like to use.
It's a pretty simple dish, but don't let simple fool you into thinking that it's not delicious, because it is certainly very delicious and yes, economical and yes . . . simple to make.
Cooked potatoes and sliced frankfurters are gently folded into a cheese sauce which has been flavoured with onion and then poured into a casserole, covered and baked . . .
Once the flavours have nicely melded you uncover the dish and let it brown a bit. Oh boy . . . this is some good. I used low fat cheese and milk, and it turned out beautifully. I know hot dogs are not that good for you, but once in a while they are a treat. I used the all beef dinner ones from Costco, and it only took three. Two and a half were sliced into the dish and the other half was cut up and put on top. Deeeee-licious!
*Frank and Potato Bake*Serves 4
This is a cheap and cheerful, filled with flavour meal!
1 TBS butter
1 TBS flour
1 small onion, peeled and minced250ml milk (1 cup)