GOOD FRIDAY FISH PIE
- 1lb cod or haddock fillets
- 1 pint milk
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- One and a half oz butter
- One and a half oz plain flour
- 3 tsp. chopped fresh parsley
- 2lb potatoes
- A dash of cream or milk
- 2oz butter (for potatoes)
- 4oz grated cheese
Preheat the oven to 375F
Put the fish in an ovenproof dish and pour the milk over. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake for 15 minutes before flaking fish.
Strain the milk from the fish and reserve some for the sauce. Put the flaked fish back into bowl.
In a medium saucepan, melt butter, add flour and mix well. Let the mixture bubble gently for 2 minutes, stirring continuously.
Remove from heat and add milk stock, parsley and salt and pepper to taste.
Bring back to the boil, stirring continually until sauce thickens.
Pour over the fish.
Boil the potatoes in salted water for about 20 minutes. Drain potatoes and
mash with a little milk or cream, butter and pepper.
Cover the fish with mashed potato and smooth over with a fork.
Sprinkle the cheese over the top and bake for 20-25 minutes until top is