Crushed New Potato Fish Pie


The crispy new potatoes that top this fish pie make it even more delicious. A hearty meal that will satisfy the whole family. Serve with sauteed spinach or a large green salad.

5 from 3 votes

Crushed New Potato Fish Pie

Servings 4 people
Total Time 1 hr


  • 50 gr plus more for greasing
  • 1 large leek washed and sliced
  • 50 gr plain flour
  • 600 ml hot full fat milk
  • zest of one lemon
  • 400 gr salmon cut into cubes
  • 400 gr cod cut into cubes
  • 165 gr raw king prawns
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill chopped finely
  • 800 gr new potatoes
  • olive oil
  • handful of fresh parsley chopped


  • Grease a large baking dish of at least two litres in size.
  • Place the new potatoes in a large pan of salted water and bring to the boil and cook until soft – around 20 minutes.
  • Melt 50g butter in a pan and fry the leeks until softened. Add in the flour and cook for a minute or two before removing from the heat.
  • Gradually whisk in the hot milk then return to the heat and bring to the boil stirring until thick and smooth.
  • Stir in the lemon zest, season with salt and pepper and then add in the chopped dill.
  • Add the fish and prawns and stir through. 
    Cook for a few minutes before pouring into the large baking dish.
  • Drain the potatoes then add back into the pan. Using a potato masher gently press down on the potatoes to break them slightly but not mash them completely, creating rough edges.
  • Pour in two tablespoons of olive oil and season with salt and pepper then stir.
  • Place the potatoes on top of the fish mixture then drizzle with a little more olive oil.
  • Bake in the oven for 40 minutes until the potatoes are crispy and golden and the pie is bubbly.
  • Remove from the oven and scatter over the chopped parsley.
    Serve with lemon wedges.
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: English
Keyword: Fish, Potato, side dishes

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  1. Diane Bademci says:

    5 stars
    Just made the fish pie but using half the ingredients as we are only 2! Absolute winner, thank you!

  2. Adele whelan says:

    5 stars
    Boys initially turned their noses up when I told them what was for dinner but both had seconds and said I can make it again !!!!!

    1. Julie Nevillle says:

      Aww that’s so cute! Thanks for your feedback 🙂

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