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Belgian Potato Tart   HT  ACC Belgian  115mins


Belgian Name: Aardappel Taart


Serves 4    Hot  Vegetables  Pork  Savoury  Pie   Accompaniment    Belgium  Europe



1 tbsp Butter

1 Leek, sliced

1kg/2.2lb Potatoes, peeled and cut into 2.5cm/1-inch cubes

100g/4oz  Smoked Ham, diced

400g/14oz Shortcrust Pastry

300ml/10fl.oz. Double Cream

Nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste




1. Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas Mark 4 and line a pie plate with 2/3rds of the pastry.


2. Place the potatoes in a saucepan cover with water bring to the boil then cook for 5 minutes.


3. Meanwhile, heat the butter in a frying pan, add the leeks and sauté for about 5 minutes, stirring from time to time, until softened. 


4. Add ham slices to leek and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring from time to time.


5. Drain the potatoes and add to the ham and leek . Mix well and season with salt, nutmeg and pepper.  


6. Place ingredients into the lined pie plate and pour over the cream.


7. Roll the remaining pastry out thinly, cut into strips about 1cm/1/2-inch wide  then criss-cross the strips over the filled pie. Bake 60-70 minutes, or until the potatoes are cooked through. Serve hot with poultry, meat, game or sausage.





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Slice to -  To cut food, such as bread, meat, fish or vegetables, into flat pieces of varying thickness.

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