If I don’t post this today chances are you’ll have polished off all your turkey and if that is the case just keep this simple Turkey and Ham recipe in mind and substitute with chicken/bacon throughout the year.
As Christmas approaches we always buy a huge turkey – the biggest we can find that will fit in our freezer as we LOVE to eat turkey on the days after. Christmas dinner is Paul’s number one meal and he really enjoys a turkey sandwich, or a Bubble and Squeak using up the odds an ends in the fridge. It also gets me thinking about the different recipes I can come up with for using up the surplus and a heart-warming good ol’ British pie hits the spot every time in our family. Faced with an excess of turkey and gammon after the festivities that would feed an army I decided to set to and make one and you know how I love a recipe that is easy, quick and tasty too. This got a big thumbs up from my man
Ingredients25g butter 1 onion 1/2 leeks 2 tbsps plain flour 1 chicken stock cube made up with 350ml water 250g cooked ham 500g cooked turkey salt and pepper 500g ready to roll puff pastry 1 beaten egg to brush the pastry
- Preheat the oven to 200C / gas mark 6
- Melt the butter in a frying pan and cook the onions until soft and golden
- Add the flour and cook for another minute
- Add the stock a little at a time and stir to make the sauce, bring to the boil and simmer for 1 minute.
- Add the cooked ham and turkey and season with salt and pepper
- Spoon the filling into your pie dish
- Roll out your ready to roll puff pastry on a floured surface wide enough to cover your pie, loosely wind around your rolling pin to transfer to the pie and unroll on top.
- Trim the edges with a sharp knife to neaten, pinch the edges and pierce the pie in the centre to allow the steam to escape (or use a pie funnel)
- Brush with beaten egg and bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.
- You can use shortcrust pastry and line the bottom of the dish as well as cover the pie.
- Substitute the turkey and ham with chicken and bacon or sausages cut up.
- You can add other vegetables or herbs, to enhance flavours
Of course if you don’t want to make your own pies then you could nip over to my brother’s new website Dee’s Pies and order some of his award winning pies to your door! If you’re feeling really generous and in a click mood we’d love you to Like his new Facebook page In fact we’re looking for some mummy bloggers to review his pies so please leave a comment below if you’d be interested in taking part