• 350g new potatoes
  • 375g ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 100g crème fraîche
  • 50g thinly sliced ham
  • 125g brie or camembert cheese, halved and sliced
  • green salad, to serve (optional)


  • STEP 1

    Boil the potatoes in salted water for 8-10 mins, until tender but still firm. Leave to cool, then slice.

  • STEP 2

    Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/ gas 6. Unroll the pastry with its baking parchment on a baking tray. Reserve 1 tbsp of the crème fraîche, then spread the rest over the pastry, leaving a 2cm border around the edge. Season. Layer the potatoes, ham and cheese over half of the pastry, seasoning the potatoes as you go.

  • STEP 3

    Fold over the other half of the pastry and use a fork to seal the edges. Trim with a knife for a neat finish – the pie should look like a big sausage roll. Mix a little water into the reserved crème fraîche, then brush all over the pastry. Make a few cuts along the length, then bake for 35-40 mins until golden. Leave to cool for 10 mins, then serve with a salad, if you like.

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