For Halloween (which seems like a lifetime ago now), I wanted to make something Vincent Price related. Over a beer a couple of days before, I ran through many potential dishes I could make and when I got to Steak and Kidney Pie, this is what happened to Mr Rathbone’s face.
Herbert Marshall is in The Fly with Vincent Price and this recipe is DEFINITELY going in the book I am working on with Peter Fuller of the Vincent Price Legacy UK. It’s a PEACH of a recipe.
I made this pie ages ago for Vic and Corinna but for some reason, the blog post got lost in the ether. I do remember thinking though that it was the best pie I had ever made, and that I’d have to make it for Mr R sometime.
Well, I did, and of course, Halloween is now a distant memory, but I’m hereby announcing that if you like Steak and Kidney Pie you must make this. It is DIVINE.
IMPORTANT NOTE! If you live in the UK, you might not be able to just waltz into a butcher and grab some lovely kidneys.
These days you might have to order them in advance. I’ve been caught out on this one before. BUT, as I have totally got over my fear of butchers now I can advise. It is easy to just give them a bell and tell them how many you want and when you will come and get them. They like it.
My photo of the whole meal doesn’t look very appetizing due to Halloween lighting but my goodness this was scrumptious!
** Soaking the kidneys removes a smell that lots of people don’t like when the kidneys are cooking. From memory I think I soaked the kidneys for about half an hour.