Mince Slices – Ration Book Recipe No. 207

This is such a quick, economical and tasty recipe. Even as a non meat eater I was able to create this using soya mince and it worked really well! I only used half the ingredients listed below and it made 6 slices so enough for dinner and enough for sandwiches tomorrow!


  • 8 oz mince (any cooked meat)
  • 4 oz mashed potato
  • 4 oz stale breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper
  • any fat for frying


  1. Mix well together the mince, mashed potato, breadcrumbs and seasoning.
  2. Turn out on a floured board and roll out into an oblong 1/4 inch thick (mine was thicker)
  3. Cut into slices and fry in a small quantity of hot fat from your ration until browned or grill for 5-7 minutes.

Serves 4

15 thoughts on “Mince Slices – Ration Book Recipe No. 207

    • Yeah, they do look good actually.

      So basically, they’re very ‘burger-like’, but cut into oblongs or slices rather than formed into patties.

      Personally, I’d be tempted to add a little fresh minced red chilli into the mixture. But of course, if we’re talking authenticity, chillies didn’t really take off in the UK until quite some years after the war.

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  2. This looks fantastic!
    Sadly, being allergic to soy and a non-meat eater, it would need a change or two. Do you think that brown lentils would work?
    Glad that you are finding new and tasty things to enjoy in Week 1!
    God Bless!

  3. I love your blog, always so much interesting and useful information! I am going to try the receipt tonight. Are the measurements (ounces) meaning by weight or volume(cups?) Thanks for your help!

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