Thursday, 11 June 2009

Dominic's Potato, Mushroom and Leek Filo Pie

I made a nice pie last night.

I only took a picture of the uncooked pie, once cooked it was golden on top and the slices came out of the dish satisfyingly whole and pie slice like.

Having watched a number of episodes of Jamie at Home on 4OD the last few days I was inspired by his asparagus tart from the episode dedicated to the vegetable.

I arrived in Sainsbury's to find them out of asparagus so the dish diverged somewhat after I picked up a few other bits instead.

Firstly I buttered a dish and layered it with sheets of filo pastry, I used two packs. Before placing each leaf I painted what was already in the dish with butter, this helps the pastry crisp up and separate in that filo way.
I let the pastry hang about one to two inches over the edge of the dish, once the filling went in this was scrunched up to make a nice crunchy edge to the pie.

I boiled and mashed about 8 potatoes, whilst the potatoes were boiling I cooked slices of mushroom and leek in butter until they were soft.

The leek and mushroom mix was added to the mashed potato along with a small tub of cream, 100ish grams of Cheddar cheese, 100ish grams of Lancashire cheese, 1/4 of a nutmeg and a teaspoon of English mustard, season with salt and pepper to taste.

To this mixture I finally added three beaten eggs to bind it and then the whole lot was poured into the pie dish and that put in the oven for about 40 minutes until it was golden on top.

It was very nice with a crisp green salad.

1 comment:

  1. Next time yeah take a picture of the finished meal before you've eaten it.