Fresh Savoy, red onion & egg pie

Fresh Savoy, red onion & egg pie

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 55 mins - 1 hr

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A great vegetarian main - perfect pastry and a scrummy filling

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
649
protein
17g
carbs
69g
fat
36g
saturates
16g
fibre
6g
sugar
0g
salt
0.78g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 450g new potatoes, diced
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 450g Savoy cabbage, shredded
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 dried chilli, crushed
  • 1 quantity shortcrust pastry (see 'Goes well with' below) made with 2 tbsp lightly crushed cumin seeds
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1 tbsp milk, to glaze

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a large frying pan, then gently cook the potatoes and onion for about 10 mins until golden and tender. (You may need to do this in two batches.) Season, then set aside.
  2. Heat the remaining oil in the pan. Add half the cabbage, garlic, cumin seeds, chilli, seasoning and 1 tbsp water, then cook for 3-4 mins until the cabbage is wilted and tender. Remove from the pan and repeat with the remaining ingredients.
  3. Roll out half the pastry and use to line a 20cm pie plate. Place the potatoes and onions in the bottom, then top with the cabbage mixture. Make 4 wells in the cabbage and crack an egg into each.
  4. Brush the pastry border with water. Roll out remaining pastry, then use to cover the pie, trimming the edges and pinching together to seal. Brush the pastry with milk. Make a hole in the centre to allow steam to escape. Place on a baking sheet and cook for 25-35 mins until crisp and golden.

Recipe from Good Food Vegetarian Christmas magazine, December 2006

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merrimum's picture
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Gorgeous flavours, but a few niggles. The quantities weren't right - I only had enough pastry for a lid (you'd need double quantity of pastry to make both base and lid) - however, we liked it without a pastry base anyway. The eggs were solid rather than being soft - can't imagine how you'd manage runny eggs, unless you lifted the lid and added them after the pastry had already been cooked for a while (but then the pastry would probably break?). Also, I added half a pint of stock (vegetable Oxo cube) to the cabbage layer so that the pie wasn't too dry. We used some of the left-over filling to make a lovely frittata the following day. Will definitely make again.

hannah_sgroves's picture
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I made this last night and found it really tasty, however it is somewhat dry. Suggest making gravy to serve with it or adding some kind of sauce to the pie. Not sure what/how though as I don't want to affect the cooking of the pastry, which, for the first time for me, actually cooked!

jemfey's picture
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This is my favourite pie to make although I always use fresh spinach instead of savoy cabbage as I think it has more flavour. The mixture of ingredients is very tasty and it's brilliant if the eggs are still a bit runny when you cut the pie open (although I admit that doesn't always happen). Thoroughly recommended, especially on cold winter evenings!

levislevis's picture
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i reduced the filling as suggested and added mushrooms as well, it was tasty but felt abit dry...maybe adding a creamy/cheese would help.
however, the next day it did taste alot nicer.
i agree with christien getting the eggs soft is next to impossible as despite sealing the pastry well, if you have to make a hole for the steam to escape doesn't that defeat the sealing process.....or maybe thats just my thinking

scabs1's picture
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My husband and I thought that this was very bland and will not be making it again

grandmagrandad's picture

i intend to try this tonight but from reading comments on quantities fitting in pie i will use half amounts suggested interested to see if egg remains soft though.

pekinduck's picture
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Made this with wholemeal pastry and like Valerie struggled to get all the filling in the pie. I think I would use less potatos next time so less carbs. The kids enjoyed it and will definately make again

christiengarcia's picture
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Didn't add the cheese and it was still really nice ... used a couple extra eggs. Used frozen spinach instead of cabbage - really nice. Used some green pepper just cus I had it - also nice. A bit of spicy is useful as is adding the slightly crush cumin seeds (and some cumin powder to the crust).

I'm thinking this might actually make a nice winter brunch number.

It makes me really mad though that, in the picture, the egg is soft 'boiled'. I'm thinking - just from having made this once - that that feat will be next to impossible. God speed, I will try though!

emmagotz's picture

Really didn't like this and it was nothing to do with the pastry. Flavours didn't work together in my opinion.

theedda's picture
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I did not enjoy this pie, although in retrospect this might be due to the gluten-free pastry I was using. I'm sure the cabbage would be better steamed than stir-fried, which is essentially what is happening here?

valgrove's picture
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What a wonderful pie, my only problem was getting all the filling in a 20cm pie!

ljl144's picture
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Cabbage pie dosent sount very appetising but believe me this pie is soooo tasty!
The only problem I have encountered is that I struggle sometimes to get the eggs to stay soft - the secret seems to be a good seal on the pastry.

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