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Fish pie topping: no mash!

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jennimoo Sat 02-Mar-13 05:38:03

Was planning out meals for next weeks visit from PIL and bought a selection of fish for a fish pie. I then realised DFIL won't touch mashed potato.

What other toppings have you done? Something about grated potato is ringing a bell...

DeepRedBetty Sat 02-Mar-13 05:51:21

So it's just mash he won't eat?

You could parboil spuds, slice them, and make the lid out of that, with a bit of milk/butter/grated cheese and maybe a handful of breadcrumbs?

Or use pastry instead?

jennimoo Sat 02-Mar-13 06:23:12

Yep, just mash. Wondered if sliced potatoes would need parboiling.

Tubegirl Sat 02-Mar-13 06:24:02

Filo pastry makes a nice change.

Rosa Sat 02-Mar-13 06:41:28

Hand crush crisps and mix with grated cheese.

nextphase Sat 02-Mar-13 06:45:18

Sliced bread, covered in butter right to the edge, cut into triangles and layed over the top overlapping slightly.

Yes, I'd par boil the sliced potato.

Xiaoxiong Sat 02-Mar-13 15:48:17

Puff pastry. Or if the problem is the potatoes/carbs, mashed cauliflower.

FiveGoMadInDorset Sat 02-Mar-13 15:49:47

I have topped with sliced potatoes before, they do need to par boil first, pastry either puff or filo would be nice.

Fallenangle Sat 02-Mar-13 15:53:34

Crumble, perhaps with some parmesan depending on the fish

jennimoo Sat 02-Mar-13 18:50:10

Some nice ideas, thank you!

ouryve Sat 02-Mar-13 18:53:14

For fish pie, which doesn't want to be overcooked, I sometimes cut potato into 1/2" cubes and boil them, then toss them in a little butter or oil before using them to top the pie.

mrspink27 Sat 02-Mar-13 20:13:02

Breadcrumbs, pine nuts and parmesan?

TotallyEggFlipped Sat 02-Mar-13 20:51:33

I love a fish crumble.

jennimoo Sat 02-Mar-13 21:13:52

Any other recipes for a 'crumble' top?

derektheladyhamster Sat 02-Mar-13 21:16:34

do a fish gratin instead, with breadcrumbs and cheddar.

pegster Sat 02-Mar-13 21:17:28

Made one with a potato rosti top recently - par boil the potato then grate it and mix with some butter before piling it on top

mathanxiety Sat 02-Mar-13 21:22:34

My mum always did a gratin -- twas lovely and took far less time.

I have done mashed and buttered parsnip with green scallions, and have also used leftover colcannon with extra butter mashed in.

sashh Sun 03-Mar-13 06:00:08

Get a packet of two of crisps. Break them up in the packet so they look like breadcrumbs, mix with cheese if you like and use it as a crispy (no pun intended) topping.

dairymoo Sun 03-Mar-13 14:07:14

Delia does a fish oie with a rosti topping that has capers in it - yum!

spilttheteaagain Sun 03-Mar-13 18:45:30

You can do sliced potatoes, nice thick slices and yes to steaming them first.

I did one the other day with sliced (pre steamed too) turnips as we are now low carbing and it was really good.

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