Added by Saltjunk | Fri 16 Dec 2011 @ 11:51
The origin of this recipe “Newfie Mess” is unknown; however, chatting with the older folks in my community, they remember their grandparents making it when they were youngsters. There are many versions or variations of this dish, depending on where you grew up in Newfoundland and Labrador. The most common dish is made up of fries (we called it chips), dressing (or turkey or chicken stuffing), and smothered in gravy. This dish is simple and the design is to utilize the left-overs from a Sunday dinner.
From my area, I have eaten this dish with bread, layered with “Ties” (sliced fried potatoes), cheese, dressing and smothered with mutton & onion gravy. Now, this is a dish to die for. (Kevin J Phillips)
Yields – 1 serving
1 lg potato (diced or sliced – pan fried)
1 slice bread (any type)
½ cup dressing (chicken or turkey)
¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
¼ cup onion gravy (ensure gravy is hot
This recipe is done in layers. Place bread on a plate. Cover with fried potato. Sprinkle cheese and cover with gravy. Generously garnish with dressing and top-up with more shredded cheese. Excellent with a good cup of steeped tea.
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