Tuesday, 15 January 2013

like everybody else

Ok, so I originally wrote this post in the days between Christmas and New Year... then completely forgot about it. Not one to waste something good, I thought I'd share it with you anyway! 

Nothing is better than pie and mash at this time of year, and what better opportunity than when you have a freezer full of turkey? This is the perfect recipe to use up the Christmas leftovers, but you could also make this with leftover meat from your Sunday roast.

You will need...
400g turkey meat 
2 leeks
Bacon or ham
100ml white wine
300ml chicken stock
Plain flour
Dijon mustard
Crème fraiche
Shortcrust pastry

Start by chopping your leeks, turkey and bacon. If you have ham leftover, use this instead of bacon! You could also use mushrooms instead of ham/bacon or in addition. 

In a pan, fry off the bacon and leeks until the leeks are softened. Mix in a tablespoon of plain flour and cook for a minute. Add the wine and cook on a high heat until it has reduced a bit. Then add the stock and mustard and leave to bubble until reduced down and the sauce is thickened. Season with salt and pepper if necessary, and then add the turkey. 

Stir through a tablespoon or two of crème fraiche (we forgot to do this, damn!) and put into a pie dish. Roll a layer of ready to roll shortcrust (or puff) pastry over the top and trim the excess. Crimp the edges with a fork, and generously brush over a beaten egg.

Bake for about 30 minutes on 180C. Serve with mashed potato and veg - we went for corn on the cobs with plenty of butter and a pinch of salt. 



  1. This looks amazing. I guess it works just as well with chicken? I could always do this with the leftovers from a roast (if there's any leftovers to be had that is!)

  2. I'm a veggi, but this sounds yummy, especially with mash!! Our leftovers always consist of soup of bubble and squeak, so good! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk

  3. Mmm this sounds yummy! I love chicken/turkey pie. I normally make mine with puff pastry, haven't used shortcrust before. Shall have to try it :)
    Daniella x


  4. Christmas left-over pie is my absolute favourite meal of the year - yum! x

  5. i just saw the picture of the corn on the cob and melted. i could eat just this for the rest of my life...!
    everytime we go to the supermarket i always want to buy one, and matt's always like saying how he's sick of it. so we leave it..but urm this is like the fifth week we've not bought one..! Definitely going to accidentally on purpose show him this blog post with the picture! xx

    The Littles.


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