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Serves : 4
© Hannah Queen

How to Make It

Step 1    

Put the potatoes in a medium saucepan of salted water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes and put them back into the saucepan along with 1 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. Mash the potatoes over very low heat, gradually incorporating the cream and 4 tablespoons of the butter. Cover and set aside.

Step 2    

Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter over moderately low heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the sliced mixed vegetables, carrots, thyme, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Mix well.

Step 3    

Stir in the broth and bring to a simmer. Cook over moderate heat, covered, until the vegetables start to soften, 5 to 10 minutes. Uncover, increase the heat to moderately high, and cook until the vegetables are tender and almost no liquid remains in the pan, about 10 minutes longer.

Step 4    

Heat the broiler. Transfer the vegetables to a 9-inch pie plate, spread the potatoes over the top, and cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.

Suggested Pairing

Merlot has become so much of a cliché that we tend to shy away from it, but this dish will definitely profit from a juicy Merlot from the south of France.

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Aggregate Rating value: 4

Review Count: 761

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: IcksPigeon

Review Body: I don't know how this could have so many ratings and no reviews. I am hesitant to try something with no comments but I did. I made it in a cast iron skillet as in the picture instead of a pie plate as I wasn't sure my plate wouldn't crack under the broiler. 20 minutes wasn't enough time to reduce three cups of broth, and I gave it longer and I still had broth so I ended up with pie soup. It seems like it needed a thickener. As for the variety of veggies suggested, that is going to change the flavor completely depending on what one chooses. I used fennel and parsnips and got a sweet pie. It wasn't unpleasant , but needed something else. Chicken??

Review Rating: 3

Date Published: 2017-03-16