Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Potato Top Pie

This is a casserole lined with cooked meat and vegetables, topped with mashed potatoes, and baked.  You guessed right, Black Friday's lunch, leftover turkey and vegetables and of course leftover mashed potatoes. I dressed it up with more mixed vegetables and to give it another level, some diced cooked Brats were added.  What a lovely way to present your leftovers?  Don't mentioned that they are leftovers and no one will know, cos the casserole  tasted so much better than it looked.


2 cups diced cooked turkey
2 cups diced cooked brats
1 onion chopped
1-2 cups mixed vegetables(leftover or otherwise)
1 tbsp flour
1/2 cup stock/water
2 tbsp butter/cooking oil
Salt, pepper, other seasonings of choice

Leftover mashed potatoes or

1 1/2 - 2 lbs potatoes (3 big ones)
4 tbsp butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup milk/water/stock

1 egg for glazing


1 Peel and quarter potatoes, start with cold water and boil in salted water until tender (about 20 minutes).

2 While the potatoes are cooking, melt 2 Tablespoons butter (1/2 a stick)/oil  in large frying pan.

3 Sauté onions in butter until tender over medium heat .  Add in 1 tbsp flour and saute until cooked. If you are adding vegetables, add them according to cooking time. Put carrots in with the onions, then add corn or peas either at the end of the cooking of the onions and carrots, or if using leftovers - add every ingredients in including the cooked meats.  Add in 1/2 cup stock/water and cook until thickened.  Season accordingly and put into a baking dish..

4 Mash potatoes in bowl with 4 tbsps butter amd milk, season to taste.

5 Distribute mashed potatoes on top of cooked meat and vegetables.. Rough up with a fork so that there are peaks that will brown nicely. You can use the fork to make some designs in the potatoes as well. Glaze with beatened egg.
6 Cook in microwave oven  on high for 2 - 3 minutes until bubbling.

7. Broil for last few minutes to brown.

8 Serve hot..


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