Meat & potato pie(english)

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
8 ounces Shortcrust pastry
1 pounds Stewing steak and kidney
1 large Onion, chopped
1 \N Bay leaf
2½ pounds Potatoes
\N \N Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon Cornflour

Chop the onion, put the cubed meat, the onion, bay leaf and seasoning into a saucepan, cover with water and cook, covered, for 2-2½ hours until the meat is tender. Peel the potatoes and cut into 1 inch cubes. Put into a saucepan, add some of the stock from the meat with water to cover and bring to the boil. Cook for 5 minutes. Drain the potatoes and reserve the stock. Set oven to 375/F or Mark 5. Using a deep pie-dish put in the meat, then the potatoes and moisten with stock. Roll out the pastry larger than the pie-dish and cut a l inch strip from around the edge. Place the pastry strip around the edge of the dish and then cover the pie, pressing the edges firmly together and trim. Make a steam hole in the centre. Bake for 30-35 minutes.

Thicken the unused stock with cornflour to make a gravy, served separately.

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