Monday, November 2, 2015

PEI Potato Pie

While vacationing on the east coast this summer...we were told that we must try the P.E.I. potato pie while we were there.  We ate at a lovely place called Prince Edward Island Preserve Co. and enjoyed their potato pie.  The server also brought us a copy of the recipe...and we have enjoyed the British Columbia version of it at home since then.  It takes a little while to assemble and several hours to bake but is a delightful dish. 

  • 3-4 lb peeled potatoes, thinly sliced  (Yukon Gold are great)
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese (or more)
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives (fresh or dry)
  • 1 lb (500 g) bacon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Line a pie plate or casserole dish with bacon, leaving half of the slices of bacon hanging over the edge of dish.
  2. Thinly slice potatoes.
  3. Arrange a layer of potatoes on top of the bacon in pie plate. Sprinkle with all the chopped  thyme, chives, salt and pepper and a generous amount of grated cheese. Thyme is only used on the first layer. (photo #1)
  4. Repeat until you have four layers (photo #2)...ending with a layer of cheese sprinkled with chopped chives. (photo #3)
  5. Pull bacon up over top of pie. (photo #4)
  6. Pie should be about 4 inches high in the center .
  7. Trim a small piece of parchment paper and place it on top of the bacon. Then wrap entire pie in heavy duty foil, place on baking sheet and bake at 375° F for 2 hours.
  8. Remove foil and parchment paper and continue to bake for another 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender and bacon is cooked.
  9. Pour off as much of the fat around the edges as possible. Let stand for about 15 minutes and then slide onto a cutting surface.
  10. Slice into wedges and serve immediately. 
  11. Top with Maple Bacon Sauce (photo #6)  Recipe Below

Maple Bacon Sauce:
  • 1 cup  mayonnaise
  • ½ cup  sour cream
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • bacon bits (as desired)

  1. Combine mayo, sour cream and maple syrup. Blend until smooth.
  2. Stir in bacon bits.