old fashioned meat and potato pie

Press down and trim the the excess with a knife. Gently heat a little sunflower oil in a deep pan, add the chopped onion and heat gently until they start to sweat. Now place your pie dish on an oven tray in the centre of your preheated oven and bake for around 35 minutes or until your pastry is golden. Take a sharp knife and trim away the excess. Preheat oven to 190 C/ Gas 5. Around 10 minutes or so. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Roll out the second piece of pastry to the same thickness, maybe a little thicker. Share it if you find a good recipe!Isn't it funny how, when we are bombarded with tv chefs of varying qualities, access to any ingredients we could ever want, making food from any country we could think of, we all get excited about good old fashioned dishes that our parents and grandparents were making long before Nigella told us we should be more ambitious. Trim any fat from your meat, then cut it into small cubes, about 1cm (half an inch). This no-nonsense recipe is one of my favouite pies. Mark Hi @HixRestaurants. Add the onion, celery and carrot and cook until the onions soften. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. (make a fancy pastry shape for the top), Egg wash the top and bake in a preheated oven 200C/400F/Gas6 for 30 minutes until the pastry is golden and the filling is piping hot, Serve with lots of vegetable and additional gravy (using the meat juices put aside) …. Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. That looks wonderful. Wrap in cling film and place in the fridge whilst the filling cools. Total Time 55 minutes. Flour to thicken the gravy, a couple of teaspoons. 0 comments. © 2013 - 2020 Keef Williamson. Great post!I only had one grandparent - my Nan, and shared her with 12 other cousins and siblings. I'd love to have a go at a cheese and onion pie too simple miss. She had no electricity or running water - water came from the spring fed into an old sink. Although traditionally made with beef, it could be made with mutton or even game. You are right about how good 'old-fashioned' food is. She was a walking farmacy when it came to the use of natural remedies. Break your pastry dough into two uneven pieces (roughly 1/3 and 2/3) and place the larger piece on a smooth, flat, lightly floured surface. Ingredients. My aim is to give you the FULL range of family friendly easy recipes for ALL possible occasions. What a lovely post, fabulous photos and a great looking pie! This pie simply is t he perfect family supper! By clicking “Accept”, you consent to the use by us and our third-party partners of cookies. Life run at a slower pace and was savoured far more. Add the Worcestershire sauce and reduce by half. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. If you made this recipe, I'd love to see what you did and what I can do better, share a picture with me on Instagram and tag me @krumplibrian and tell me how it went! It would have contained whatever was available and cheap at the time. 1tsp salt We use cookies and other technologies to customise your experience, perform analytics and deliver personalised advertising on our website based on your interests. It is the old fashioned food that has fallen out of favour. 85g shredded beef suet Combine meat, milk, soup mix, and pepper in a bowl, mix gently to combine, lightly pat into the pastry-lined plate. I am assuming the 1" dice is for the floury potatoes to thicken the gravy, you have used waxy twice .... may need a bit of editing. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? My Grandma was a wonderful cook too. You can, of course, buy shortcrust pastry from the store. I use a floury potato to thicken the gravy, they are cut small and should break down. When the meat is ready mix in the drained potato cubes. Milk for glazing. You can cook low and slow in a slow cooker or crockpot for 4-5 hours on high or 8 hours on low. We've swapped meals around and have lunch at 12 and tea (cooked meal) at 5. The pie can be baked in a large casserole dish with the crust covering or sometimes I make 2 or 3 smaller ones which can be frozen. Turn up the heat to medium and cook for another 30-35 minutes until the floury potatoes begin to break down and the waxy potatoes are cooked. And bonus it brings the calories down a little! Add the mince and fry to colour. www.turkeysforlife.com/2013/12/traditional-meat-potato-pie-recipe-wigan.html The key is to put the meat in the oven on low and go off and do something nice, come back and 5 hours later. Old Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie. Once the meat has browned, add 2 dessert spoonfuls of plain flour and a small sprinkling of gravy granules and mix together. Her meat pie was fabulous, although it was probably made from rabbit her dog had caught, and flavoured by the wild garlic and mushrooms she gathered. Rub some flour over your rolling pin and start to roll out your pastry, turning it occasionally to get a rough circular shape. Make the Filling Peel the onions and chop into quite small pieces. I remember her showing me a small bookcase she had made at woodworking class. Meat and potato pie is a British institution, my version remains pretty traditional and uses beef shin and two types of potato. Very flaky, I don’t put a bottom layer of pastry on the pie as I simply don’t think it needs it! Remove this stew from the heat and allow it to cool completely! Put the lid on the roasting tin or cover with foil. You were very blessed to have such a loving and beautiful Granny♥ A wonderful post to read and I loved the photos, many thanks for sharing Dan. When you are ready cut the pastry in half and roll out the first half to 2-3mm thick. Print Classic Southern Sweet Potato Pie, a traditional holiday dessert. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Remove the lid and add these potatoes to the pan. Take the smaller piece of your pastry dough and roll it out as you did with the larger piece (Photo 1). There should be some surplus over the sides. 2 litres beef stock Peel 2 medium sized potatoes and cut them into bite-sized cubes. Someone should start a 'cheap-comfort-food-like-our-grannys-used-to-make' blog that we could all leave recipes on....... hellowhat a wonderful post. Go and do something nice , Peel and slice potatoes into 1cm slices, boil for 10-12 minutes or until tender, drain and put aside, Once meat is cooked – tip 1/2 the meat juice into a jug and put on one side for gravy later. Preserving and recording our recipes is one way we can pass on our knowledge to others. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/gas mark 5. We didn't see her often as Dad was in the army , but she did come to look after us when my mum had my younger sister, and we sometimes visited in the holidays. This easy Meat & Potato Pie  does take a long time due to cooking the meat for so long. Roll the pastry on a floured table to about 1cm thick and cut out to about 2cm larger all the way round than the pie dish you are using.

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