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Leek and Potato Pie recipe

This is a twist on the classic leek and potato soup. Serve it with some steamed vegetables for a hearty, delicious dinner.

Ingredients:

  • 500g shortcrust pastry, shop-bought or handmade
  • 1 egg
  • 3 leeks
  • 450g baking potatoes
  • 150g cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • Knob of butter

Method of Preparation:

  1. Finely chop the leeks. Place them into a large pan with the butter, salt and pepper and thyme and cook them very slowly on a low heat for a good 20 minutes or so.

  2. Meanwhile, chop the potato into thin slices and place them in a pan of cold salted water. Bring to the boil and cook them for five minutes, then drain them.

  3. Stir the cooked drained potatoes into the leeks and add more seasoning if necessary. Leave the mixture to cool.

  4. Heat the oven to 200C. Divide the pastry into two pieces and then roll one of the pieces out to the size of a dinner plate.

  5. Transfer the first piece of pastry to a baking sheet. Roll out the other piece of pastry, along with any trimmings to a circle shape thats about five centimetres bigger than the first one.

  6. Pile the leek and potato filling onto the centre of the first pastry circle, leaving a gap around the edges of at least 4cm. Brush this edge with egg wash and then drape the other pastry ring over the top of the pie, neatening the edges and pressing the pastry together all the way around the pie with your thumb. Cut a hole into the top of the pastry to let steam out and brush all over with egg wash.

You could also add in 100g of cooked chopped ham to the pie filling. This pie will serve about six people.

Author: Laura Young.

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Conversions
500gabout 18 oz (17.6365 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
450gabout 16 oz (15.87285 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
150gabout 5 oz (5.29095 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
200C400F / Gas Mark 6

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Published: May 3, 2011
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