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Piglet’s Special Mash

Pie and mash is a classic British dish, enjoyed by families around the kitchen table, at football matches and in pubs across the country on Saturday afternoons. 

The beauty of a pie is that there’s a filling for everyone and here at Piglet’s Pantry, we’re very proud of our own range. From Steak, Ale and Mushroom, to Chicken, Gammon and Leek, our tasty pies deserve to be accompanied by an extra special mash. 

So, we asked our Head of Savoury, Grant, to share his secret recipe, so we can all enjoy elite level mash at home, alongside our Piglet’s pies. The recipe can be adapted for our plant based friends, but swapping out the dairy ingredients for some moo-free alternatives. It takes a little longer to make than traditional mashed potatoes, but it’s super simple and you won’t regret putting the extra time in once you’ve had a taste.

If pie and mash is a staple meal in your household, then this recipe is for you.

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1.5kg jacket potatoes, washed and scrubbed
  • 475 ml heavy cream
  • 110g unsalted butter
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 230°C.
  2. Place the potatoes in the oven, on a baking sheet and set a timer for 50 minutes. They may take a little longer to cook than this, so if they’re not soft and fluffy when the timer goes off, carry on baking for a little longer. It’s better that they’re overcooked, than undercooked. 
  3. Once cooked, remove the potatoes from the oven and cut them in half (lengthwise), whilst they are still hot. Scoop out the flesh of each potato half into a bowl. 
  4. Use a masher to mash the potatoes in the bowl until the lumps have been removed.
  5. In a pan, heat the cream and butter together until the mixture simmers. Then, fold the warmed cream and butter gradually into the potatoes. Keep folding the mixture in until your potatoes are smooth and creamy.
  6. Season the mashed potatoes with salt and pepper, to your liking. Bon appetit!

If you try our mashed potato recipe for yourself, we’d love to see how you served it up. Share a photo on social media using the hashtag #mypiglets and we’ll enter you into a monthly prize draw to win some tasty Piglet’s prizes.