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Homity Pie

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A homely wholesome pie that you can make when you ‘think’ you have nothing in for dinner. All ingredients are approximate, just use what you have.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE FILLING:
  • 1 pound Potatoes
  • 1 pound Onion
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 package Pancetta (approximately 7 Ounces)
  • 1 cup Cream
  • 1 bunch Fresh Herbs (Marjoram, Thyme, Your Choice)
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste
  • 4 ounces, weight Cheese (Grated, Cheddar Style, Divided Use)
  • _____
  • FOR THE PASTRY (optional):
  • 6 ounces, weight Wholemeal Or Plain Flour
  • 7 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1-½ ounce, weight Grated Parmesan
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 sprig Thyme Leaves (optional)
  • 1 whole Egg Yolk
  • 1 teaspoon Water

Preparation

Homity Pie

Make up a batch of ‘rich pastry’: See below, or use whatever pastry you fancy. Ready made Filo works well and this is what is shown in the photo. Alternatively forget the pastry and sprinkle with breadcrumbs and parmesan. Voila…Homity Crumble!

Peel, cube (dice size) and slowly fry 1 pound of potatoes in olive oil until soft and browned. New potatoes stick a bit but are still nice. Peel, finely slice and fry 1 pound of onions until soft and browned. Add 2 sliced garlic cloves to the onions near to the end of their cooking time. Fry up a pack of “Cubetti di Pancetta” (pancetta) – easy to find in shops with deli meat.

All of the above can be done in advance like I show on the blog page.

To the veggie/pancetta mixture, add a small bunch of fresh chopped herbs: marjoram, thyme, that sort of thing. Add plenty of salt and pepper, 2 really big pinches of each. Stir in a small carton of double cream (100-150 ml). Take off the heat. Stir in 2 ounces of grated cheese.

Pour the filling mix into your baked pastry in the pie dish (or just a plain oven proof pie dish if you don’t want the pastry). Add another 2 ounces of cheese on top.

Cook in a hottish oven (180-190 C) for 25-30 minutes until golden. Allow to cool for half an hour before you eat. It’s great for picnics too.

‘Rich Pastry’

Put 180 g of flour in a bowl (I use a mix of 1/2 plain flour and 1/2 wholemeal). Mix in 100 g butter. Add 50 g grated parmesan and a pinch of salt. Add some stripped thyme leaves if you have them. Then add 1 egg yolk mixed with 1 teaspoon of water gradually to bring it into a ball. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 20 minutes then roll out into a pie shape. Butter a pie dish and line it with rolled out pastry with a good overhang as it will shrink a lot.

Prong it with a fork and bake it for 10-15 mins on 200 degrees C. I find that I don’t need to do the baking beans thing if I use wholemeal flour or a mix of the two.

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robinallen on 4.1.2010

delicious!!!! i even snuck in some zuccinni(sp) that need a good home, nobody noticed it was so tasty!!

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sarahb on 3.29.2010

Um, YES!

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tamilovinglife on 3.29.2010

Sounds good!

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strandjss on 3.29.2010

Wow – I love the sound of this rustic pie. I’m going to try it this week-end as a side dish. I plan to substitute kosher salami for the pancetta – I don’t eat pork. I bet it will be scrumptuous!

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feetofclay1678 on 2.3.2011

While being very tasty and filling, it actually made my husband say that it was “too much meat and potatoes”. i know, shocker! i made the dough to go with it, and that was very nice and buttery…would definitely recommend that. if you have a man who loves loves meat and potatoes, than this pie will be right up his alley.

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