Pie with leftovers from the fridge

Prepare the pie base and fill with leftovers. This recipe is for 4-6 people.

Pie base:

  • 250 g wheat flour
  • 125 g of cold butter
  • 1 dl water, start with ¾ dl

Here’s how you do it.

Use a food processor (or crumble with your hands). Mix wheat flour, cold cubed butter and salt together into a grainy mass. Add water and mix/knead until dough comes together. Wrap the dough in cling film and place approx. 30 minutes.

Prepare the filling.

Pie filling with cheese and ham:

  • 1 leek, maybe a finely chopped bell pepper
  • About. 2 dl chopped cooking ham, turkey or chicken spread or fried finely chopped bacon (or a mixture, do not use the leftovers)
  • About. 250 g grated white cheese (use what you have, you can mix different cheeses, white cheese, mozzarella or mix some norzola or brie)
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 dl of cooking cream, sour cream or creme fraiche or mix the existing together approx. 3 dl
  • Salt pepper
  • If desired, sprinkle with dried herbs such as Provencal blend and lightly ground dried paprika

Here’s how you do it.

Rinse and finely chop the leek and lightly brown/fry in a pan in butter. Add chopped cooked ham, turkey, chicken or fried finely chopped bacon.

Whisk the eggs and cream/sour cream, salt and pepper.

Roll out the pie dough and place approx. 22 cm, let it hang slightly over the edge. Prick the dough with a fork and pre-bake the pie crust in an oven preheated to 180 degrees on the lower rack for approx. 15 minutes.

Spread the leek-ham mixture on the pre-fried pie base, sprinkle with grated cheese and spread on the eggs and cream mixture, to which salt, pepper and herbs have been added. If necessary, sprinkle a little smoked paprika before putting the pie in the oven.

Bake at 180 degrees on the lower rail for 40-50 minutes, until the filling feels firm when touching the edge of the pie or shaking/moving the mold slightly.

Serve with green salad and sour cream-mustard sauce. Season the sour cream with coarse mustard and perhaps a little ravigotte sauce.

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