'Bring a plate' may be an Aussie saying but it just means to bring along some food...not an actual plate :-) I did do a Google search for 'Mock Chicken' but no similar recipes came up so obviously the term means something different these days from what it did in the 1980s. If you would like to make a 'plate' of these, here is the recipe:
Mock Chicken in Tulip Bread Cups
Ingredients for filling:
1 tablespoon butter
2 large tomatoes - skinned and chopped
1 finely grated onion
1 cup coarsely grated cheese
Herbs as desired
Melt butter. When heated add grated onion then tomatoes. Cook till soft.
Fold in unbeaten egg and cheese and stir till cheese is melted.
Add herbs and cool. Add a little chicken soup powder if desired.
Tulip Bread Cups
Trim crusts off and brush bread slices lightly with melted butter.
Place each slice buttered side up into cups of deep muffin tins, pressing into a tulip-shaped shell.
Bake in a moderately hot oven for 15-20 minutes or till crisp and golden .
Cool on wire rack.
Wrap well and freeze up to one week or store overnight in an airtight container.
To serve, place shells on baking tray. Add filling and heat through in moderate oven but don't overheat the filling.
Now I can't show you any photos of mine as I haven't made any...as yet! :-) I hope to make some with my granddaughters in the next few weeks but I thought some of my readers might like to cook some up for their next Christmas party. Christmas parties are few and far between for me these days.
Also the daughter-in-law of the lovely lady who gave me the recipe lives in the same town as my daughter and she is going to ask me for that recipe...just like she did last March during my last visit. Oops! Now I can direct her to this page.
Let me know if you make it as I'd love to hear of any variations!