Tuesday, 3 February 2015

My version of Homity Pie

A Traditional Homity pie has a pastry base and is filled with potatoes, onions and leeks.  There's currently a Slimming World recipe for Homity Pie on the app, I adapted it to fit a fussy eater, and also to use up some broccoli.

3 medium potatoes
2 medium sized leeks (about 250g)
Half a head of broccoli
120g cheddar cheese
Splash of milk
1 egg
75g vegetable stock

I peeled and chopped the potatoes then threw them in a pan of boiling water to cook.

While the potato was cooking I chopped the leftover broccoli and put that in boiling water to cook.

I sliced the leeks quite thinly and sautéed them in fry light with some garlic, then added a generous amount of frozen peas.

While all three pans were doing their stuff I grated the cheese, and weighed it until I got to 120g worth.

When the broccoli was almost done I drained it then added that to the leek and peas pan.

When the potatoes were done I drained them and mashed with a splash of milk, then added the egg and the vegetable stock.

I mixed the green vegetables into the mashed potatoes and added three quartets of the cheese to the mixture.

I poured this into a baking dish - spraying the dish with fry light first, sprinkled the remaining cheese on the top and popped into the oven at 200 for 25 mins.

It was delicious. I'd definitely add the broccoli again, maybe even some spinach too - it did need more leek though to make up for the missing onion. If you were going to make this then I would double the leek, or add an onion.

This did 4 portions, working out at 6 syns per portion with the cheese. (Milk from my HExA). A high syn value, but definitely worth it!

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