Carrot Roll


  • 8 potatoes (chopped, boiled and mashed with lots of margarine and seasoning)

  • 2 large carrots grated

  • 2 or 3 tablespoons of oatmeal/porridge oats (toasted)

  • teaspoon of Marmite (or other savoury seasoning)

  • salt, pepper and dry herbs

  • margarine or butter


  1. Grate the carrots into a saucepan and add a little water (about 5 tablespoons) and bring to a simmer

  2. Add oatmeal and marmite

  3. Simmer for 5 minutes until tender- set aside to cool

  4. Flour some foil or parchment paper and place 3/4’s of the cooled mashed potatoes in a oblong shape about 1/2 inch thick

  5. Place the carrot mixture along the centre longways and dot margarine along the top.

  6. Bring the mashed potato up along the sides and add the rest of the mash over the top and shape and completely cover the carrot filling. Add extra seasoning and dried herbs

  7. Place on baking tray and cook in moderately hot over at around 220 c for about 40 minutes until the outside is lightly browned

  8. Allow to cool down for 30 minutes before slicing

  9. Serve with green veg and a meaty gravy

We would love people to try them for themselves and send in photos to so that we can post on our website.

All recipes are by The 1940s Experiment