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I never thought I'd ask this, but - meat and potato pie?

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Cappuccino Tue 07-Oct-08 20:34:10

my mum brought by some leftover meat and potato pie that her friend made for a lunch today

oh yuk I thought, but I am ill tonight so I heated it dutifully up

oh my lord it was lovely. dh is working late and it is all I can do to stop myself eating his half

how do they do it? and cheap - it must be cheap. It has about 6 grammes of mince in it.

<looks sadly at empty plate>

kiltycoldbum Tue 07-Oct-08 20:35:24

with brown sauce yummmmy smile

Cappuccino Tue 07-Oct-08 20:36:29

but how?

I brought ketchup in with it thinking it would need perking up but it needed nothing

dh is having nibbles at his thing. They count as tea, right? [hopeful]

WhirlingStirling Tue 07-Oct-08 20:37:47

I haven't had one for years but used to(family from Lancashire, where they are everywhere, even in chip shops).

You have made me hungry now!

Cappuccino Tue 07-Oct-08 20:38:39

Whirling, have a bite of dh's bit

<chomp>

RambleOn Tue 07-Oct-08 20:53:21

Capp - if you've had a bite, you must now devour the lot and dispose carefully of every last crumb grin

Cappuccino Tue 07-Oct-08 21:07:23

grin

seriously, does anyone make this?

TheGashlycrumbTinies Tue 07-Oct-08 21:18:03

I have a recipe for meat and potato pie..........

I make it with braising steak rather than minced steak.

500g braising steak diced
1kg potatoes in cubes
3 carrots sliced
1 large onion
3 beef oxo cubes
pastry

Brown the steak and onions in hot oil in a large stockpot / pan.

Cover the steak and onion with boiling water, crumble in 3 oxo cubes, bring up to boiling, turn down to simmer, cover and simmer for 2 - 2 1/2 hours, until the meat breaks up easily.

Add the potatoes and carrots, and more boiling water to cover all ingredients, simmer until the potatoes and carrots are cooked.

Now taste and season, if the gravy needs thickening add some gravy granules, sometimes the potatoes thicken the gravy sometimes not.

I tend to cook pastry "lids" seperately, then place them on top of the bowls of meat and potatoes, but you can transfer the cooked mixture to a casserole dish, place the pastry on the top and cook until the pastry is golden.

It is delish and is the law that everyone in Lancashire can cook it by the time they leave home. I now live "down south", and my southern husband loves it and has been shown how to make it, as has my 5 year old DD.

Hope you like it!

Should be served with red cabbage.

hifi Tue 07-Oct-08 21:23:38

my mouth is watering, i love it. i did use to add a dash of worcestershire sauce.

Cappuccino Tue 07-Oct-08 21:24:16

really beef stock? I never buy that <nervous>

TheGashlycrumbTinies Tue 07-Oct-08 21:27:18

Don't be nervous Capp., this is the only time I use stock cubes and gravy granules, DH is almost obsessive about making his own gravy, so I have a small box of oxo, just for the M&P.

bozza Tue 07-Oct-08 21:33:35

I too am a northern girl (although Yorkshire). I make it as follows:

Brown onion and 1 lb diced braising steak (or stewing/casserole) in slow cooker. Add spoonful of flower to thicken juices. Add water, herbs, worcester sauce and cook (in slow cooker) for a few hours. I always add mushrooms, either at that point or later.

Peel and chop potatoes. Boil.

Make shortcrust pastry.

I always make a base and a top for my pie.

And it is one of my favourite winter recipes.

bozza Tue 07-Oct-08 21:34:29

TBH braising steak cooked slowly makes the most delicious gravy all on it's own. If you coat the meat in flour then that thickens it and it is lovely.

LoveMyGirls Tue 07-Oct-08 21:35:47

Cut his slice in half wink

fishie Tue 07-Oct-08 21:37:31

salt. it makes everything tasty.

Cappuccino Wed 08-Oct-08 09:33:14

a spoonful of flower bozza?

god you are a bit of a hippy wink

bozza Wed 08-Oct-08 13:19:50

blush I did spell it right in my second post. grin

HolidaysQueen Wed 08-Oct-08 19:13:57

ohmigod - i adore meat and potato pie (am from lancashire) and my DH (from essex) doesn't understand it at all hmm. My mum makes the best one in the world, despite being Irish - she learnt it from my nana (dad's mum).

She uses water and an oxo cube. Nothing in it apart from meat, potato and onions.

Did anyone else spend their teenage years soaking up illicit cider and beer with a Hollands Meat and Potato pie from the chippy? grin

TheGashlycrumbTinies Wed 08-Oct-08 20:50:39

holidaysqueen yes nothing could beat a plastic 1l bottle of woodpecker and a "meat nd tater" pie. blush

Kept us warm out on the moors!

How things change, couldn't bear the thought of a pie from the chippy now, though I do enjoy the odd glass of cider, but now it's an organic one from Hereford. grin

That's what comes of marrying a "southern, shandy drinking, girls party dress, with bows on!"

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