Aussies share the dishes that were once fashionable and will no longer be eaten by 2021

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Apricot chicken, shrimp cocktails and ham steaks: nostalgic Australians share childhood ‘trendy’ dishes that no one eats anymore

  • Nostalgic Australians have shared the dishes that fell off our plates
  • Apricot chicken, meatloaf and ham slices were popular in the 60s and 70s
  • But many said they don’t make bread and butter pudding and shrimp cocktail anymore
  • Is a dish missing that you are missing? Email FemailAU@mailonline.com

Nostalgic Australians have taken a trip down memory lane to reveal the dishes that were fashionable in the 60s, 70s and 80s, but have now almost completely disappeared from our plates.

Dishes such as apricot chicken, meatloaf, and ham steaks were featured, as well as the classic shrimp cocktail and bread and butter pudding.

“I love bread and butter pudding and still make a version for my grandkids,” wrote one commenter.

Others said it is still a mainstay of dessert in their household, despite it no longer being fashionable.

Nostalgic Australians have taken a trip down memory lane to reveal the dishes that were in vogue in the 60s, 70s and 80s (apricot chicken pictured, stock image)

Nostalgic Australians have taken a trip down memory lane to reveal the dishes that were in vogue in the 60s, 70s and 80s (apricot chicken pictured, stock image)

Others emphasized the period's classic shrimp cocktail (stock image)

Others emphasized the period's classic shrimp cocktail (stock image)

Others emphasized the period’s classic shrimp cocktail (stock image)

Other meals listed included apricot chicken:

“I’ve had a can of apricot juice in my cupboard for twenty years because I say I’m going to make apricot chicken, but I never do,” wrote one woman.

Many said their favorite dish of the time was meatloaf, but they are now grateful that it has fallen out of favor.

Others stressed foods like liver, brain, and tripe – all of which are thankful they are no longer eating.

While many drew attention to the foods they used to hate, others shared dishes they miss such as tuna mornings, ham steaks and steak and kidney pie (stock image)

While many drew attention to the foods they used to hate, others shared dishes they miss such as tuna mornings, ham steaks and steak and kidney pie (stock image)

While many drew attention to the foods they used to hate, others shared dishes they miss such as tuna mornings, ham steaks and steak and kidney pie (stock image)

While many drew attention to the foods they used to hate, others shared dishes they miss such as tuna mornings, ham steaks, and steak and kidney pie.

“When we were young, it was so delicious to eat ham slices with pineapple,” recalled one woman.

‘We used to get ham steak from the butcher, with a slice of real ham, boiled pineapple, egg and a few fries.’

Some said they always ate Bubble and Squeak - a dish made from leftover fried vegetables and often eaten on Mondays after a roast dinner (stock image)

Some said they always ate Bubble and Squeak - a dish made from leftover fried vegetables and often eaten on Mondays after a roast dinner (stock image)

Some said they always ate Bubble and Squeak – a dish made from leftover fried vegetables and often eaten on Mondays after a roast dinner (stock image)

Some said they always ate Bubble and Squeak – a dish made from leftover fried vegetables and meat and often eaten on Mondays after a roast dinner.

‘We still ring and squeak the morning after a baked dinner. It’s a tradition in our home, ”one woman said.

Another added, ‘Almost everything from my Australian wife’s weekly cookbook of the time’.

Is there a dish you used to miss from the list? Email FemailAU@mailonline.com

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