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Message started by Derek on Jun 8th, 2019 at 10:42am

Title: Fray Bentos Steak & Kidney Pie
Post by Derek on Jun 8th, 2019 at 10:42am
I love steak and kidney and it features often on the menu.

Was walking through ALDI and they had a high pile of Fray Bentos tinned steak and kidney pies as part of last weeks special buys so thought I would give one a try.

Maggie turned her nose up initially and when I opened the tin (second photo) I too was a little sceptical.

However after 30 minutes in a hot oven it actually looked quite nice so I served it up with mash and sprouts for quite an easy dinner.

Somewhere in the back of my mind I recall in my childhood Fray Bentos steak and kidney puddings but not the taste.
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Title: Re: Fray Bentos Steak & Kidney Pie
Post by Kevvie on Jun 8th, 2019 at 12:24pm
Yum Yum that looks good on a cool day. :P

regards Kevvie ;)

Title: Re: Fray Bentos Steak & Kidney Pie
Post by TBF on Jun 8th, 2019 at 7:57pm
Going down to Aldi in the morning to see if my local has them.  Looks good after cooking.

Title: Re: Fray Bentos Steak & Kidney Pie
Post by Cactus on Jun 9th, 2019 at 7:00am
They were in the centre isle so may be not a regular product. Fondled the tin my self last week. Will look again today, looks good.

Title: Re: Fray Bentos Steak & Kidney Pie
Post by jclures on Jun 12th, 2019 at 3:27pm
We don't have a ALDI up here but I found them on Woolworths on line for $7.50 normal price. Is it tinned or is it a refrigerated item?

Title: Re: Fray Bentos Steak & Kidney Pie
Post by Bear on Jun 12th, 2019 at 3:34pm
Tin mate

Title: Re: Fray Bentos Steak & Kidney Pie
Post by shackles on Jun 12th, 2019 at 5:27pm
Got me stuffed why you blokes are so hyped up over a pie in a tin.
You are all quite capable of cooking a pie you put together yourself that would look and taste a lot better than this canned stuff. :)

Title: Re: Fray Bentos Steak & Kidney Pie
Post by jclures on Jun 13th, 2019 at 7:06am
I would say convenience, but if you see me using a can opener one handed you would forget the convenience factor.
The only can I can manage easily is one with xxxx on it. :)

Title: Re: Fray Bentos Steak & Kidney Pie
Post by Derek on Jun 13th, 2019 at 8:08am
Yep, convenience.

Would take me two and a half hours to slow cook a good steak and kidney and then another fifty minutes for the pie.

Lid off the tin and thirty five minutes to cook it  :D

Title: Re: Fray Bentos Steak & Kidney Pie
Post by Derek on May 17th, 2021 at 6:39pm
I think they should pay me for all the spruiking I do about them but Woolworths have these now.

Usually on the shelf below all the spam.  Another favourite of mine that I canít get Maggie to eat  ;D

Title: Re: Fray Bentos Steak & Kidney Pie
Post by Kevvie on May 17th, 2021 at 7:30pm
Hi Derek
I will have a look at them. put a couple in the pantry
usually If Lesley doesn't feel like an evening meal I will have a couple of pies which I have in the freezer
regards Kev ;)

Title: Re: Fray Bentos Steak & Kidney Pie
Post by Bear on Jun 1st, 2021 at 5:23am
2nd June on special at Aldi $7 a tin.

Title: Re: Fray Bentos Steak & Kidney Pie
Post by Derek on Jun 1st, 2021 at 11:16am
That is good.  $9.00 is the regular price at Woolies.

Title: Re: Fray Bentos Steak & Kidney Pie
Post by Saltbush Bill on Jun 1st, 2021 at 9:11pm

Derek wrote on Jun 13th, 2019 at 8:08am:
a good steak and kidney

Now there is a contradiction of terms if Ive ever seen one. :o ;D

Title: Re: Fray Bentos Steak & Kidney Pie
Post by Rabbitz on Jun 15th, 2021 at 6:36pm
Good grief.

I had never really noticed this abomination before God.

Since this thread I have now seen it in every supermarket I have recently visited between Sydney - Nyngan - Cobar - Broken Hill - Barossa Valley and back.

What has been seen cannot be unseen!

;D :D :o

Title: Re: Fray Bentos Steak & Kidney Pie
Post by Derek on May 7th, 2023 at 7:27pm
I think we are all aware of the price increases in groceries in recent times.

These are getting priced out of reach at $10.50 a tin at Woolies now.

Title: Re: Fray Bentos Steak & Kidney Pie
Post by Derek on Jun 8th, 2024 at 5:07pm
At Aldi this coming Wednesday if anyone is interested.
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Title: Re: Fray Bentos Steak & Kidney Pie
Post by Kevvie on Jun 8th, 2024 at 6:16pm
Hi Derek
When an item is on special Do you   stock up or do you just buy the one can
I am a shopper when I see something I like a usually buy two and three of the item
Kev

Title: Re: Fray Bentos Steak & Kidney Pie
Post by Derek on Jun 8th, 2024 at 6:43pm
Now that I have a ready supply of ox kidney at our IGA at home I may not even get any at all.

However when the tins of Smoked Kippers are on sale I usually buy 20 tins.  Havenít yet seen them this year.   ;D ;D

Title: Re: Fray Bentos Steak & Kidney Pie
Post by Bear on Jun 8th, 2024 at 6:53pm
No problems here good stewing steak and plenty of kidneys. Have 6 x 750 mil containers in the freezer.

One thing we found in SA is the lack of bakeries who sell SK pies so now we make our own. Cheers Robert.

Title: Re: Fray Bentos Steak & Kidney Pie
Post by Derek on Jun 8th, 2024 at 7:27pm
Robert, what I have found a lot is when you can get a steak and kidney pie, the kidney hasnít been cooked with the rest of the meat inside and all you get is a sprinkling of cooked kidney on top of the pie meat.

Title: Re: Fray Bentos Steak & Kidney Pie
Post by Bear on Jun 8th, 2024 at 10:34pm
Yes you are right and no real kidney taste not the way molly cooks. First bite to last is the flavour of kidney, cheers

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