Friday, November 8, 2013

Recipe: Spring Green and Bacon Pie

It's hardly Spring, I know, but I was going to be trying out this recipe using spinach- however, they had ran out of spinach at the shop, and I noticed there was a big bunch of reduced spring greens on the shelves so I thought I would improvise and try using them instead. Turns out me and the boyfriend reckon this recipe works much better with the spring greens, a more desirable texture in my opinion.  I served this with Co-Op tinned ratatouille on the side, the stuff is lush actually! Never bought tinned ratatouille before, but they only cost 79p per can, and it's much healthier than having it with baked beans or mash+gravy or something.

Spring Green and Bacon Pie (serves 3)
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, finely diced
1 large leek, finely sliced
4 rashers smoked bacon, diced
170g finely sliced spring greens
3 eggs
2 tsp Dijon mustard
Plenty of black pepper
1 sheet ready rolled puff pastry
*Serving suggestion: Ratatouille (Homemade- or Co-Op tinned is very nice as well)
1. Preheat the oven to 200C. Fry the leeks, garlic and bacon in the olive oil for 5 minutes. Add the spring greens and fry for a further 5 minutes. Allow to cool a little.
2. Mix the eggs, mustard and black pepper into the spring green mixture. Lay out the sheet of ready rolled puff pastry, on a baking sheet lined baking tray. Spoon all the filling onto one half of the pastry sheet.
3. Fold the other half of the pastry over the top of the filling, and press and crimp at the edges, making sure the filling doesn’t leak out too much anywhere, and the filling is well distributed throughout the pie. Cut a couple of little holes in the top of the pie (to let the steam escape, to avoid soggy pastry).
4. Put the pie in the oven for 26 minutes. Remove from the oven, and serve with whichever accompaniment desired (gravy, potatoes, vegetables, salad, baked beans, ratatouille etc.)


  1. Hi Raniya, glad you like the recipes, but could you stop randomly posting about Manchester Indian restaurants on numerous of my posts?