Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Potato, Onion and Cheese Pie [#204]

Memories of school lunches from Jo Pratt. However, we drastically cut the quantities of butter and cheese - 10g and 110g respectively, compared to the original recipe's 40g and 200g - she is a young lass and thin as a whippet, so it is alright for her, but not for lardy-arsed old birds in their late 40s, thank you! What's not to like in this recipe? Fluffy mash mixed with gently-sweated onion and a little milk and mustard, with grated cheddar and Lincolnshire Poacher cheeses stirred through, then baked until really golden-brown and crusty. Cheap as chips....erm, except not chips, but you get the idea! We are full as can be and warm from head-to-toe. How people can possibly choose to diet whilst in the grip of the coldest weather for 30 years, I don't know! Lettuce leaf and cottage cheese, anyone?


  1. This is what I call cheesy mash and I just love it, especially the crunchy top and where the sides and bottom touch the baking dish. It makes me feel hungry just looking at it and if I hadn't already decided to make something else, I'd be doing something similar for lunch. Gorgeous and just right for the weather.

  2. the brown crusty bits are definitely the best! Real rib-sticking food, and cheap too, especially if you have lots of odds and sods of cheese hanging about the fridge. If there had been any leeks available, I would have used them instead of (or perhaps as well as) the onion, to give a bit of colour