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Mary Berry's luxury fish pie with cheesy mash topping recipe

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Mary Berry's luxury fish pie with cheesy mash topping recipe
  • Serves: 6
  • Preparation time: 50 minutes

Method

The fish and egg in this warming family favourite is packed with super-protein food to fill up your growing brood.

Preheat the oven to 200C/gas mark 6. Grease a 1.7- to 2-litre baking dish.

  1. Make the topping: place the potatoes in a pan of salted cold water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until tender. Drain and mash with the butter and milk. Season with pepper. Stir in the Parmesan and set aside.
  2. Hard-boil the eggs for 10 minutes, drain, and peel. Cut each egg into quarters.
  3. Make the filling: melt the butter in a large pan, add the onion, and fry for a few minutes. Cover, lower the heat, and simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove the lid, add the flour, stir until combined, and gradually blend in the milk. Stir over a medium heat until thickened and smooth.
  4. Add the dill, lemon juice, and haddock. Season and stir the mixture for a couple of minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, add the Cheddar, stir in the egg quarters, and tip into the baking dish. Spread the cheesy mash over the top.
  5. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes, or until the pie is bubbling around the edges and piping hot in the centre.

Although we particularly love this version on Mary's fish pie thanks to the creamy mash (making ideal for tots and grown ups), there are also many other variations of this fishy fave and if you love this fish pie recipe, you might also like Mary Berry's fish pie with crushed potato topping too. Take a look at the video below to find out how you can have a go at making it.

 

You can switch up this recipe with these other versions too: 

Find more Mary Berry recipes here

Mary Berry's Cookery Course

This recipe is taken from Mary Berry’s Cookery Course (£25, DK)

 

Puree

Blend some of the cooked fresh haddock (you can tell because the flesh will be white, not yellow like the smoked variety) with mashed potato.

Finger Food

Set aside some of the unmashed cooked potato and serve with fish pieces and egg.

  • Author: Lorna White Lorna White
  • Job Title: Digital Writer

Lorna is the digital executive and regular contributor for Mother&Baby. After running the Yours magazine website which specialises in content about caring for kids and grandchildren, she has now brought her expertise to the UK's #1 leading pregnancy and parenting magazine. Lorna specialises on a range of topics from potty training and nutrition, to everything and anything that will keep your tot occupied!

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