‘It looks like prison food!’ Foodies hit back at mother’s claim her slap-up mince and potatoes is the ‘best homemade meal on the planet’
- Mel, a professional dog walker, posted a photo to Twitter showing ‘hail tatties’
- Mince and Tatties is a traditional Scottish dish of mince meat and potatoes
- She claimed the mincemeat, bread and plain potatoes was the best in the world
- Twitter users said they wouldn’t even serve the ‘bland prison food’ to their dog
A mother from Glasgow has sparked outrage online after sharing a picture of what she describes as the ‘best homemade meal on the planet’.
Mel, 29, a professional dog walker, posted a photo to Twitter showing two plates of home cooked minced meat with carrot and onions, along with unseasoned peeled potatoes taking up half the plate.
Accompanying the dishes were two slices of thick white bread, spread with butter.
But her claims that the food was world-class were slammed by Twitter users, who compared the Scots dinner to ‘dog food’ and said it looked like something that’s served in prison.
‘Mince and Tatties’ is a traditional Scottish dish of mince meat and potatoes.
Mel, a professional dog walker, posted a photo to Twitter showing two plates of home cooked minced meat with carrot and onions with unseasoned peeled potatoes taking up half the plate
‘Looks like what passed in the hours before my colonoscopy’ one Twitter user wrote.
Another quipped: ‘What you need to do is mash the potatoes, mix them in with the mince….& then put it in the bin x’.
A third added: ‘If you lived in the Soviet Union, in the 50’s, yes, definitely.’
‘My dog wouldn’t even eat this s*** and he eats everything’ one person snapped.
While someone else joked: ‘Only white people conquer the entire world for spices and then don’t use any.’
But her claims that her food was world-class was met with questionable reactions from Twitter users, who compared the Scots dinner to ‘dog food’ and said it looked like something that’s served in prison
Mel later clarified that she loves to cook exotic food but makes the Scottish recipes known as Hail Tatties as her grandmother use to make it once a week
Mel later clarified that she loves to cook exotic food but makes the Scottish recipes known as ‘Hail Tatties’ as her grandmother use to make it once a week.
She added that her she spices her beef with ‘water, Oxo cubes, Worcester sauce, salt, pepper and a wee bit of gravy granules to thicken it up’ as well as added carrots and gravy to the mix.
Hitting back at users who said it looked like prison food she added: ‘If you think this is what they serve in the jail you’ve never done time kiddo.
‘Thai and Caribbean food are my favourite to cook, this is just nostalgic to me because my gran used to make me it, absolute fool’.
She added that ‘white people get slagged off for unseasoned chicken, I’m not about that life’, and then shared images of more food she’d cooked showing more variety and spice.
Mel’s recipe for Tatties and Mince
Speaking to Femail, Mel shared the full recipe for her controversial dish…
‘Brown the mince, drain, add chopped carrots, onion and boiled water. Boil for a bit then add a couple of beef oxos, mixed herbs, few dashes of Worcester sauce, two teaspoons of mustard, salt and pepper, little bit of beef gravy granules to thicken and sometimes a tablespoon of cornflour mixed with a tiny bit of water if I can’t be bothered waiting for it to reduce’
Reacting to people saying she should mash the potatoes, she shared an image showing another meal, declaring she makes ‘superb mash tatties’.
Some Twitter users came to her defence, saying of the dish: ‘My Scottish mum and nan’s speciality, English people on here really don’t know what they’re missing’.
Mel told Femail: ‘I’ve been on Twitter for more than 10 years and I post pictures of the food I cook very regularly and it’s usually just likes and a few comments from my followers so that’s all I was expecting to be honest.
‘I’ve had some people say really nasty things beyond the food but I’ve got a thick skin so I can take it.
‘The majority of the comments made me laugh but the ones that annoyed me was saying it was bland, its my favourite homemade Scottish dinner and it’s definitely not bland!
Reacting to people saying she should mash the potatoes, she shared an image showing another meal, declaring she makes ‘superb mash tatties’