Potato and Onion Pie, a frugal recipe

potato and onion pie

We love this potato and onion pie! Well, what’s not to love? Pies are simple and filling and people gobble them up. Last night we made the pictured potato and onion pie with a block of cheap puff pastry from Lidl on the top.

Filling Ingredients (serves 5)

  • a little olive oil
  • 1 bag of new potatoes washed and thinly sliced (skins left on)
  • 4 onions, peeled and sliced up
  • 3 tablespoons original Bisto powder (or other gravy mix)
  • salt to taste
  • water as needed (a cup or two)

Method

In a large pan fry up the onion in the oil until softened and add the potatoes, mixing well. Add water (not actually to cover, it will form your gravy) and bring to the boil as you preheat your oven to 200C/400F. Cook the potato mix for a short time so that the potatoes are partly boiled and then add your gravy mix according to packet instructions, though you are going for thick not pouring. Combine well in the pan, adding salt as needed.

Transfer your filling to a large pie dish or casserole. Roll out your pastry to fit the pie and plonk it on top, tucking in the edges if needed.

Cook for at least half an hour, maybe up to 45 minutes, until the pastry is risen and browned and the potatoes are all soft.

open pie

Of course, all manner of ingredients can go into a pie! This one was originally intended to be a cheese, onion and potato pie, but all the cheese was gone at the end of the shopping week.

Other pies and pasties on site

Autumn is coming. Enjoy your pies…