Woman blames Sainsbury’s cooking instructions after burning her cottage pie by putting it in MICROWAVE for 45 minutes
- Kylie Jarman, 20, from King’s Lynn put the cottage pie in the oven for 45 minutes
- She posted on Facebook complaining about the instructions shortly afterwards
- Her friends soon pointed out that she had made a mistake with the cooking time
Published: 19:13 EDT, 18 June 2019 | Updated: 06:49 EDT, 19 June 2019
Kylie Jarman, 20, burnt the cottage pie
A woman blamed Sainsbury’s cooking instructions after burning her cottage pie by putting it in the microwave for 45 minutes.
Kylie Jarman, 20, from King’s Lynn, Norfolk, hit out at Sainsbury’s claiming the culinary disaster was caused by the instructions on the packaging not being clear enough.
Ms Jarman had planned to share the £1.39 meal with sister-in-law Sarah McKown.
She took to Facebook after the incident to complain soon after the incident, ranting: ‘Don’t buy cottage pie from Sainsbury’s as this is what happens when you put it in the microwave for 45 minutes.’
Soon afterwards, however, dozens of her friends revealed her mistake to her in the comments.
Gemma Parker wrote: Gemma Parker ‘I’m no cooking expert but 45 mins in the oven yes, not the microwave.’
She posted on social media soon after the incident showing a picture of her burnt cottage pie
How the Sainsbury’s Basics cottage pie appears in the shops – where cooking instructions advise it should go in the oven for 45 minutes
Ashleigh Holder said: ‘Not the supermarket fault. It’s yours love I’ve never know a cottage pit to go in a microwave for 45 mins. In a oven yes but not a microwave. U need to use your brain.’
One friend wrote: ’45 mins in the microwave, I’m surprised it’s not radioactive.’
Another said: ‘Four to five minutes more like!’
Kylie later admitted her error, telling The Sun: ‘The pack had cooking instructions on two sides, one for the microwave and one for the oven.
‘I thought it said 45 minutes in the microwave because it had small writing.
‘I did momentarily think it was a little strange when Sarah tapped in ’45’ on the microwave but we were so tired and hungry neither of us noticed.’
Unemployed Kylie said: ‘We can have a laugh about it now. It’s silly but we’ve had a giggle.’
Ms Jarman (left) had planned to share the £1.39 meal with sister-in-law Sarah McKown (right)