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Pate aux Patates (Potato Pie)

Pate aux Patates (Potato Pie)


  • 5 Potatoes, hot
  • Milk
  • 2 tsp. Butter
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 1 Onion; finely chopped
  • 1/4 c Celery stalk; & leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tb Parsley; chopped, fresh
  • 1 pinch Savory, dried , OR 1 pinch Chives, fresh
  • Salt & ground pepper
  • Pastry for double crust 9" pie


  1. Line a 9-inch pie plate with pastry.
  2. Mash potatoes with enough milk to make a smooth puree; add butter and 1 egg yolk.
  3. Combine potatoes with onion, celery, parsley and savoury; season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Sprinkle potato mixture in pie shell. Cover with top crust, trim and crimp edges to seal and cut steam vents.
  5. Brush top crust with remaining egg yolk. bake pie in a preheated 400F oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until pastry is golden.

Quote from Nicole Kretz "This potato pie makes a warming supper dish. It was a Friday favorite in the days when the meatless rule was observed in French Catholic families"

Recipe serves 6-8

Recipe source: A Taste of Quebec by Julian Armstrong

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