Ham, leek & potato pie

Ham, leek & potato pie

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 45 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4 - 6

Use up leftover ham in this family dish - add some celery sticks or other veg to the sauce too, if you like

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving (for six)

kcalories
499
protein
18g
carbs
44g
fat
29g
saturates
14g
fibre
0g
sugar
6g
salt
1.84g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 leeks, finely sliced
  • 2 large potatoes, cut into small cubes
  • 2 tbsp plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 300ml chicken or ham stock
  • 100ml pot crème fraîche (or use leftover double cream)
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 200g cooked ham, shredded
  • 4 bay leaves, optional
  • 375g pack puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten, to glaze (or use milk)

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Method

  1. Heat a large frying pan, melt the butter, then add the onion and leeks. Cover, then very gently cook for 15 mins until soft. Add the potatoes after 5 mins cooking.
  2. Stir in the flour, turn up the heat, then add the stock, stirring until the mix thickens a little. Take off the heat, then stir in the crème fraîche, mustard and ham. Season to taste, then cool, if you have time. Spoon the mix into a large pie dish, adding a couple of bay leaves. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7.
  3. Roll out the pastry on a floured surface to the thickness of a £1 coin. Cut a pastry strip the same width as the lip of the dish, wet the edge of the dish with egg, then fix the strip around it. Brush the top with egg, then lay over the remaining pastry.
  4. Trim pastry to the edge of the dish, then ruffle the cut edges with the knife blade to help the layers rise. Cut a few slits to let the steam escape, decorate with bay leaves, if you like, then brush all over the top with egg. Can be done up to a day ahead, keep chilled. Bake for 30 mins until risen.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2009

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reidjan's picture
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this is as good as it looks, yummy

charlie1012's picture
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Made this recipe for my family tonight and it was fantastic! My husband went back for 3rd's and theneven scraped the dish clean!

skeldie's picture

Scrummy pie - one of my favourites! :-)

littlekay61's picture
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I have prepared this using leftover roast chicken and some ham. I was looking for a recipe for using up chicken and found this one...not reading it properly I thought it was for chicken, but I have replaced the ham with cooked chicken, and used single cream that was left over from Christmas as well as adding a swede and some carrot, it smells delicious, and will be sampled later today at dinner time!

lauramcentee's picture
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Very nice and really tasty. Enjoyed by the whole family.

dthom3uk's picture
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Really tasty recipe. Cooked for slightly longer and served with cheddar mash. Nice!

pinkfluffychic's picture
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Made this for the first time last night and it was delicious! I did the recipe exactly as stated but used english mustard instead of wholegrain.
It was so easy to cook and only used one pan which is a bonus!
This will definitely become a favourite :)

traciekan's picture

great recipe i added the left over stuffing and a spoon or two of leftover cranberries. i prepped in a low casserole so just had to tuck pastry in on top so used one pan. excellent!

mrsbuttery's picture
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I love this recipe ( I make it with the garily greens n the side) and i am about to make it for the second chirstmas...i just wondered if anyone has tried freezing the pie?? I have enought ham left for two pies and I would like to freeze one! Help!

giordifer's picture
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Good homey pie. Delicious and I will definitely do it again :)

zoedroberts's picture
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Simply the best pie I have ever made!

flyingvcalledtim's picture

Fantastic recipe! I chucked in some chestnut mushrooms and broccoli, managed to feed me, my boyfriend and my flatmate twice!

debbiesd's picture
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As we have our own pigs and therefore gammon - this is a great recipe for the gammon leftovers. Very easy to do, although I did read the first step incorrectly so we had hard potatoes - whoops! Have made a few times, and each time it is delicious.

kuifke's picture
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I'm always a fan of one pot dishes. Simple and tastefull.

vickpole's picture
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Have now cooked this with leftover roast chicken and it's also brill. My husband prefers it with chicken but I like them both the same.

nickelly's picture
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This was my first pie attempt ever, and the whole family appreciated the results! Very nice! One thing to bear in mind is not to use a large pie dish, otherwise the pie mix is too sparse, so the pastry sinks into the dish, and puff pastry takes longer to cook and browns a little too much for my liking! A medium sized square or round dish would be about the right size.

98vicmou's picture
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Used turkey instead on ham as had to use it up from xmas. and had filo pastry on top, very satisfying!

ritchiethebear's picture
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Tasty recipe, went down very well indeed!

559lkm's picture

Super easy to make. I used the left over ham and fresh cream. Left out the mustard as I didn't have any but added some celery. Will certainly make again.

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