Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Mum's Potato Pie

My mum makes this lovely pie with potatoes and canned tuna and its great comfort food . Its something she makes very often and my boys love this comforting pie. Its easy to make and can be made ahead of time

800 g potatoes, boiled and mashed
2 small white eggs slightly beaten or 1 if large.
1/4 cup corn or sunflower  oil plus extra for greasing
1 can tuna (  180g tins) drained , flaked
1 medium onion, finely sliced
1-2 green or red chillies finely sliced or 1/4 piece of scotch bonnet pepper
Juice of 1 lime or ½ lemon
Salt and pepper( generous pinch of pepper)
optional : you can use chives into the tuna mixture if you want to add more flavor or parsley.

1. Place potatoes in a large bowl, add the beaten egg, and 3 tablespoons of oil, mix well. Set aside.

2. In a seperate bowl add your onion slices , lime juice and salt. Using your fingers scrunch the onions till they go soft and release their juices.

3. Mix in flaked tuna, chilies, pepper and herbs if using. Mix well, adjust seasoning if you need to.

4. Grease a baking tray, about 8 inch round tray , with oil. Rub a little oil in your hands and take half the potato mixture and pat it down the bottom of the try till it covers the hold bottom.

5. Then layer the fish mixture on top. And then finish with the remaining potato layer.

6. Bake in a PREHEATED OVEN AT  220 degrees celsius oven for 45 minutes to one hour till nice and brown in the middle of the shelf

7. Serve with green peas, a green bean salad or a green salad


  1. It is such a lovely pie! This reminds me of my canned tuna in the cabinet. Will try this recipe soon. Tks for sharing.

  2. nammi, two sides fihaa gotha tha oven jassaanee... hope for a quick reply

    1. Yes would prefer it if you have one. Sorry I saw the comment much later please leave any inquiries to my Facebook msgs in the future

  3. Just found your blog and am feeling very excited to plan meals for next week, thank you so much - Amanda from Canada


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