A delicious pie topped with fried potatoes.


  • 400 g streaky bacon
  • 200 g mushroom
  • 1/4 head of cabbage
  • 200 g leeks
  • 100 g plain flour
  • 500 ml chicken stock cube
  • 25 g butter
  • 1.2 kg potatoes
  • 50 g self raising flour
  • seasoning


  • Pie Filling:
  • Begin by heating the stock in a pot and keep it hot until ready to use.
  • Cut the bacon into thin strip(lardoons) and fry in a hot pan until the bacon starts to brown.
  • Now add the butter to the pan.
  • Once the butter has melted add the sliced mushrooms to the pan, continue to fry over a high heat until the mushrooms soften.
  • Now add the flour and reduce the heat.
  • Mix well ensuring the flour has soaked up all the juices.
  • Now add a little of the stock to the pan mixing well as you add it to avoid lumps.
  • Continue adding the stock and and stirring until it has all ben added.
  • Now add the finely sliced cabbage and leeks and continue to simmer for 5-10 minutes or until the leeks and cabbage have softened.
  • You can now add this mix to your pie dish. I think it’s nice to use individual pie dishes but of course you can use just one large dish
  • Boxty Potatoes
  • Cut half the potatoes into quarters and boil in salted water until cooked (12-15 minutes.)
  • Drain, mash and place in a large bowl.
  • Using a large holes grater, grate the remaining potatoes into a small bowl lined with a cloth.
  • Squeeze the cloth to extract as much of the liquid as possible, into the bowl.
  • Now add the grated potato to the mashed potato and add a little seasoning along with the self raising flour.
  • Heat a large non stick pan and add a little oil.
  • Drop the mixture into the pan, spreading it to the size of the pie dish you are using.
  • Once it turns golden brown turn and continue to cook until golden on the second side. Remove from the pan and place on top of the mushroom and bacon filling.
  • To Serve: For best results, prepare the pie a day in advance and reheat in the oven at 160 for 30 minutes or until hot through. Enjoy!

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