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What type of potatoes would you serve with this meal?

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RainDancer Sat 06-Jan-18 21:11:19

I've got friends coming for lunch tomorrow and I'm doing a beef and mushroom pie and a cheese, leek and potato pie. I'm currently thinking of doing mash and/or garlic roast new potatoes with broccoli/ cauli and peas. What potatoes would you serve with it? Worried that there is no sauce with the cheese pie so it might be a bit dry or too potatoey!

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ThomasRichard Sat 06-Jan-18 21:12:42

If the cheese pie isn’t runny then i’d go with the roast potatoes and a salad.

BluebellTheDonkey Sat 06-Jan-18 21:17:55

I usually do new potatoes with a pie. You can put some butter in them to add a bit of moisture.

RainDancer Sat 06-Jan-18 21:52:30

Actually I think you're right. Just plain boiled new pots would be best wouldn't they? With a bit of butter added. Less work too! Thanks!

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BluebellTheDonkey Sat 06-Jan-18 21:53:24

Yum. Enjoy!smile

Clutterbugsmum Sat 06-Jan-18 21:55:56

I wouldn't serve any potatoes, just lots steamed veg.

And that's not an anti carb crusade it's more I find we as family do not need/eat potatoes with Pie.

Launderetta Sat 06-Jan-18 21:59:50

Garlicky, olive oil-y, new potatoes & salad.
Tomato salsa could be an option for moisture as it goes with the veg & suits either pie too.
Enjoy your lovely meal together

Bluntness100 Sat 06-Jan-18 22:02:27

I'd go against the grain and do cheesy mash or just mash. But I can't stand boiled potatoes so it would all seem a little dry to me even if I did.

HTKB Sat 06-Jan-18 22:02:47

Roast potatoes and a SALAD?? Together??

WTF have i just read?

HTKB Sat 06-Jan-18 22:03:32

Oh, and do dauphinoise OP.

crazycatgal Sat 06-Jan-18 22:05:26

Mash or roast potatoes. I don't really like plain boiled potatoes.

Theimpossiblegirl Sat 06-Jan-18 22:09:52

Mash, veg and gravy with pie.
You can do a mixed root or sweet/normal potatoes and steamed veg.
Not salad, it's pie not quiche.

RainDancer Sat 06-Jan-18 22:09:52

No potato at all with pie Clutterbug?! shock There definitely has to be potato in this house!

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Wh0KnowsWhereTheT1meG0es Sat 06-Jan-18 22:10:55

Mash here. I don’t like boiled especially not with butter or oil. I think roast, dauphinoise etc would be too rich with the pies. Plus lots of steamed green veg.

BuzzKillington Sat 06-Jan-18 22:12:07

We wouldn't eat pie with potatoes either. Too stodgy imo.

Just lots of veg and maybe celeriac mash.

We rarely eat potatoes in this house.

RainDancer Sat 06-Jan-18 22:13:56

I love a dauphinoise but I think it might be too rich for lunch. Defo no salad with pie here, although salad would be nice with the cheese pie. I would choose buttery mash every time, but my 5 year old has decided she doesn't like mash (outrage). Hence the reason I was going to do 2 different types of potato - but I think I will just go with nice buttery new pots now after your input.

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DunkandEgg Sat 06-Jan-18 22:17:26

I'd like mash. Spring onion mash, mustard mash, or colcannon - something like that.

As an aside, where can I buy large waxy potatoes? I can't seem to find them in supermarkets. confused

TwitterQueen1 Sat 06-Jan-18 22:17:32

I don't really understand why people do potatoes with a pie - I never do. However, I realise I'm in the minority here. You don't mention gravy though, which is the real cause for concern here. Please tell me you are doing gravy?

Theimpossiblegirl Sat 06-Jan-18 22:19:30

Ooh colcannon would be nice.

Snooks1971 Sat 06-Jan-18 22:21:06

We are all into saucey condiments in this house and the more the better! Sounds too dry for me - do what I do:
Decant jar mayonnaise into a bowl and mix with: slug of olive oil, chopped/fried garlic (hells bells I use frozen garlic blush) and any herbs. Black pepper and salt.
It looks and tastes the biz and does the same job description as gravy. Enjoy tomorrow OP!

RainDancer Sat 06-Jan-18 22:23:22

Twitter, the beef pie has lots of gravy of its own - just has a puff pastry top - so no need to do separate gravy. No gravy for the cheese pie people, although chips, cheese and onion pie and gravy from the chippy used to be my mother's favourite grin

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RainDancer Sat 06-Jan-18 22:24:17

Yes colcannon would be lovely, but same problem with the fussy 5 year old. If I put green stuff in it she definitely won't eat it!

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Bluntness100 Sat 06-Jan-18 22:27:26

Actually garlicky buttery mash might work,,,

TwitterQueen1 Sat 06-Jan-18 22:28:06

Phew! That's OK then OP wink. I might do an onion sauce as a kind of half-way measure, which would go with both the beef and cheese pies.

I have also been known to do bread sauce as an accompaniment because we all love it in this household. But I realise this is probably weird.

New pots do sound lovely though.

Theimpossiblegirl Sat 06-Jan-18 22:28:18

Just don't give potato to the 5 year old.
smile

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