I wanted to make a pantry meal the other night. Salmon pie sounded really good. I found a few that had puffed pastry crusts, but that wasn’t an option. Finally, I decided to punt and combine a crust from somewhere else and my own filling. I found a great Cheddar Black Pepper pie dough on Coconut and Lime. Originally, the author paired the crust with a fruit filling, which sounds fabulous, but it lent itself so well to a savory pie, that I couldn’t resist. I think I would actually add a bit more black pepper next time.
I am going to give you some options for this pie because I used an ingredient that not too many people may have lying around in their pantry: dehydrated potato slices. I also used canned salmon, but fresh in both instances would be easy and delicious. I used more potatoes than salmon because it was cheaper as a filler, but depending on your budget and the amount of people you are feeding, you can change the ratios.
Cheddar Black Pepper Pie Crust Salmon Pie: Your Recipe, My Kitchen
Author: Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
- 2 7 ounce cans salmon (I used Costco’s Kirkland brand, it is the most “real” looking salmon I have found)
- 3 cups rehydrated potato slices OR 2 large potatoes, boiled and chopped OR 2 cans sliced potatoes, drained
- 1 can cream of celery soup
- 1 tsp dill weed
- 1 tsp thyme
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups flour
- ½ cup lard (or butter or shortening)
- ½ cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 5-8 Tbsp cold water
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- Combine all crust ingredients, except water, in a a bowl with pastry blender or in a food processor.
- Slowly add water to form ball.
- Divide in two and roll out to form two crusts.
- Place one in pie plate, reserving second for top crust.
- Mix the ingredients in a bowl and pour into an unbaked pie crust.
- Top with another crust, seal and bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
(adapted from Coconut and Lime)
Okay, your turn. I cannot wait to see what great foods you have been baking and cooking in your kitchens this week!