Tatie cake

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only

For a hearty pie that's cheap and easy to make, try this recipe by BBC Countryfile's Young Farmer of the Year 2017 Vicky Furlong. Delicious warm, or cold

  • Prep:40 mins
    Cook:1 hrs
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 341
  • fat 20g
  • saturates 8g
  • carbs 32g
  • sugars 2g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 7g
  • salt 1.2g


  • 100g lard or margarine
  • 200g flour, plus a little for dusting
  • 2-3 floury potatoes, depending on size, thinly sliced
  • 2 rashers bacon, or some small pieces cut from a joint
  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Make the pastry by rubbing the lard or margarine into the flour and mixing to a dough with a little water – it’ll take 2-3 tsp. Roll out half the pastry and use it to line a 22cm flan or tart tin. Layer the potatoes, onion, bacon and seasoning into the pastry case, then pour over the egg (saving a little to glaze the top).

  2. Roll out the remaining pastry, cover the pie and trim the edges. Brush with the remaining beaten egg. Bake for about 45 mins to 1 hr, until the pastry is golden brown and a knife can be easily inserted into the tender potatoes.

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