Pie in dish with slice on plate with cutlery

Tatie cake

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Prep: 40 mins Cook: 1 hr


Serves 2

For a hearty pie that's cheap and easy to make, try this recipe by BBC Countryfile's Young Farmer of the Year 2017 Vicky Furlong. Delicious warm, or cold

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal341
  • fat20g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre2g
  • protein7g
  • salt1.2g
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  • 100g lard or margarine
  • 200g flour, plus a little for dusting



    Flour is a powdery ingredient usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As…

  • 2-3 floury potatoes, depending on size, thinly sliced
  • 2 rashers bacon, or some small pieces cut from a joint
  • 1 egg, beaten



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Make the pastry by rubbing the lard or margarine into the flour and mixing to a dough with a little water – it’ll take 2-3 tsp. Roll out half the pastry and use it to line a 22cm flan or tart tin. Layer the potatoes, onion, bacon and seasoning into the pastry case, then pour over the egg (saving a little to glaze the top).

  2. Roll out the remaining pastry, cover the pie and trim the edges. Brush with the remaining beaten egg. Bake for about 45 mins to 1 hr, until the pastry is golden brown and a knife can be easily inserted into the tender potatoes.

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