Friday, 18 October 2013

Bacon, Leek, Potato and cheese pie

Thought I had better give you the recipe for this as I had raved about it the other night, so here you go.  As usual I haven't stuck rigidly to the recipe (I never do!).

4oz Pastry - I used shortcrust, the recipe says use Flaky, but I don't see that it matters.  You can use frozen for this or homemade

Filling -
1 medium leek - I used two smaller ones and found that four of this size would be better
2 medium potatoes
7oz smoked bacon
1oz butter - the recipe says to use clarified, but I couldn't be bothered so used it straight from the pack
4 fl oz Milk
3 fl oz Single cream - I used double cream as I didn't have any single and it was fine
2 beaten eggs
2 tsps dried mixed herbs - I left out as I didn't have any
2 oz grated Double Gloucester cheese - I just used strong Cheddar instead, but used about 4oz
Salt and Pepper to taste

  • Preheat oven to 190C / 375F / Gas 5
  • Slice leeks into approx 1cm rounds and wash thoroughly
  • Peel and thinly slice the potatoes
  • Trim off the bacon rind and roughly chop
  • Roll out the pastry and line a 20cm flan dish, trimming the edges
  • Fry the bacon under the fat starts to render and it starts to go crispy.  Set aside on kitchen paper
  • Cook the leeks in the same pan and set aside with the bacon once soft
  • Add the butter and fry the potatoes until just coloured - you may have to do several batches
  • Spoon the leeks and bacon into the flan dish
  • I then added a generous layer of grated cheese and sliced a couple of tomatoes over the top
  • Arrange the potato slices over the top, overlapping to cover the other ingredients
  • Beat together the milk, cream, eggs, herbs and season well
  • Pour over the potatoes and top with more grated cheese
  • Bake for 30 - 45 minutes, covering with foil if it starts to brown too much
This is great served with a simple salad or with whatever veg you have available like we did.


Stats today -

Eggs produced = 7

Sales -
1 dozen eggs £1.80
1 x 1Kg Onions £1.00

Expenses -


  1. Dinner tonight will be, copy cat pie! This looks like a marriage of some of our favourite foods, leek and bacon quiche and dauphinoise potato, I am thinking up layering the potato and the leek and bacon mix then putting a piecrust on top. I can hardly wait to try it out.

  2. Oh wow, let me know how it went. The layering idea sounds good, especially with more cheese aswell. We too love dauphinoise pots, they are just yummy on cold winter nights - how do you do yours? Do you put sliced onions in your mix?

    1. It went down very well, i blogged about it today. I left out the pie crust as I went a bit mad with everything else!. I do put onions in and garlic, if I have no cream I use beef stock, different taste, different name, Boulangere, but just as scrummy. and we make a meal of them with some green veg

  3. Excellent! Will hop over to your blog and have a read. Never thought to use stock, don't the potatoes go a bit soggy?