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Homity Pie






300g Wholemeal Shortcrust Pastry  
350g Potatoes, peeled  
 250g  Onions, peeled and roughly-chopped  
 250g  Leeks, carefully-washed - then cut into pieces  
 3 tbls  Vegetable Oil  
 25g  Butter (plus a little to line the pie tins)  
 300g  grated Cheddar Cheese  
2 cloves of Garlic, peeled and finely-chopped  
60ml Single Cream (or Milk)  
2 Eggs, lightly-beaten  
  a small bunch of fresh Parsley  
  a large pinch a Thyme  
  Salt and freshly-ground Black Pepper to taste  
  a pinch of Cayenne Pepper  
optional : sprinkle of fresh Peas  


  1. Lightly butter the pie tins.
  2. Roll out the pastry and line the pie tins. Chill the tins while you make the filling.
  3. Boil or steam the potatoes until they're tender - then chop them into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Sauté the chopped onions and leeks over a gentle heat in the vegetable oil, until they're soft.
  5. Add the garlic, followed by the potatoes, butter, parsley and thyme, the eggs, half the cheese and the milk.
  6. Season with salt and pepper and combine the mixture well together. Don’t over mash however, leave some bite to the mix.
  7. The pies can be prepared in advance up to this stage.
  8. Fill the pies and cover them with the remaining cheese.
  9. Bake them in a pre-heated oven 220C/425F/Gas 7, for 20 minutes, or until golden.

Source: gourmet britain

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