I made a bacon and potato pie on Monday which all the family liked so I thought that I would share the recipe here. It is very simple and cheap to make so ideal for this Lenten month !
First make a batch of your favourite shortcrust pastry. I use 2 and 1/2 cups of plain flour and add 1/2 cup oat milk and 1/2 cup vegetable oil. This makes a crumbly pastry and I line a 9in pie dish with half of the pastry and blind bake this in the oven to stop the bottom being soggy. The other half of the pastry is for the top of the pie.
I grill 200g of bacon. Since this is to be cut up into pieces for the pie the cheap 'cooking 'bacon at 60p for 500g will do fine. Then I slice 200-300g of already boiled potatoes. We had some leftover roast potatoes from Sunday so I used those and they worked fine. Next make 1/2 pint of white sauce and I did this using the all in one method where you put the fat, flour and dairy free milk into a pan and then whisk on the heat until it starts to thicken. I use 1 tbsp flour, 1 tbsp margarin and half a pint of oat milk. Once the sauce is thickened I added some ground black pepper and a little nutmeg.
Cut the bacon into thin strips using scissors or a knife and then add the bacon and the sliced potatoes to the white sauce. This is the pie filling. Pour into the bottom half of the pie once it is cooked and roll out the rest of the pastry to cover. Bake for 20-30 minutes at 200C.
I served this with peas but it would be very nice with cabbage or brussels sprouts as well. The leftovers were enjoyed just as much as the original dish so this recipe is definitely a 'keeper' !