Wynelle’s Pot Pie

Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 Tbs. ice water
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Filling:

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 Tbs. veg. Oil
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 potato diced
  • 1/2 tsp. Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. Marjoram
  • 1 parsnip, diced
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup peas or beans
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • salt and pepper
  • 2/3 cup bread crumbs

Roux:

  • 2 Tbs. Butter
  • 2 Tbs. unbleached flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 2 cups grated cheddar

To make the crust, sift flour into mixing bowl, cut in butter until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Sprinkle ice water over flour a little at a time, turning the dough until a ball forms. Add a little more water if dough fails to come together. Place the dough in a 10-inch pie pan. To make the filling, sautÈ onions in oil until soft. Add carrots, potatoes, parsnip, paprika, basil and marjoram. Cook covered for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in mushrooms, peas and corn. Add salt and pepper to taste. Continue to cook about 5 or 10 minutes. To make the roux, melt the butter. Add the flour and stir constantly on low heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Whisk in the milk, mustard and nutmeg. Continue to stir on low heat until mixture is thickened but do not let it boil. Remove from heat and whisk in grated cheese. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. To assemble the pie, spoon the drained vegetable into the pie crust, pour the roux over the vegetable filling. Sprinkle on the bread crumbs and, if you like, a few pinches of grated cheddar. Bake for 40 minutes.

Adapted from Sundays at the Moosewood Restaurant.

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