Saturday, 28 January 2012
Chicken and leek pie
Another Waitrose bargain... 99p roast chicken! So, sautee leek, celery and crushed garlic in olive oil until soft, add stripped chicken pieces - sprinkle with flour, stir in with spoonful of mustard and seasoning. When all flour is mixed in add good glug of white wine and about a mugful of chicken stock. Simmer, and stir for a couple of minutes to cook flour. Take of heat, and allow to cool briefly. Stir in creme fraiche. Chuck in pie dish and cover with pastry (puff in this case) - egg or milk wash and bake for 25ish minutes. Served with mash, carrots and purple sprouting. Several shades better than bought standby pie - and leftovers to boot. Victim scoffed, said "nice pie" .. and then made tea. result!
In other news, chickens have finally started laying again! Not many yet, but it means that spring is on the way.