Healthy Pork Pie

This recipe is designed for using up scrappy bits of leftover roast dinner, and is brilliant on a cold day. By taking advantage of  ramekins, you can make up as many (or few) individual portions as you wish. My ramekins are 12 oz/350 ml, with a bit of room to spare.

Picture of 2 ramekins

Quantities given are per person. You can get away with a minimal amount of meat (as little as a tablespoon) if there’s a good amount of thick aspic-y juice from the roast. It’s kind of like using meat as a condiment rather than a main ingredient. There’s plenty of flavour since it’s not diluted in a great big dish, but without the sense of excess that sometimes comes with eating meat.

Ingredients:

Up to 3 oz Slow cooked pork pieces, with own juice if possible
1 or 2 Cooked pearl onions
½ Chopped, cooked carrot
¾ cup Mashed squash (Leftover fully cooked chunks mash easily.)
Dash Powdered ginger or cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C.
  2. Put meat , onions and carrot in bottom of oven-safe ramekin.
  3. Spread mashed squash on top.
  4. Sprinkle with chosen spice.
  5. Bake for one half hour, until hot through and a little dry on top.
  6. Serve in the ramekin with crusty bread on the side.

Like all pork dishes, this goes well with apple.

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I'm an American living in the UK, combining rural Mid-west ideas about food with a suburban coastal British reality. It's fun!

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