We’ve all (or at least most of us) had our share of frozen pot pies – usually chicken.
This is different.
For one thing it used up the rest of our holiday ham.
For the other I used purchased puff pastry and only for a top crust.
Puff pastry is light, flaky and easy…. All things we love.
Make it in 2 single serving dishes as I did, or 1 larger dish.
You can stretch or roll puff pastry a bit to fit, if needed.
Ham Pot Pie
Total time: 40 minutes
- 10oz (300gr) ham, cut into bite-size pieces
- 1 medium carrot, cut in half lengthwise, then sliced
- 1 cup broccoli florets with a bit of stem
- 3 shallots, chopped
- 3/4 cup peas, no sauce
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 tbs parsley
- 1 cup (8oz, 240ml) chicken broth
- 1/2 cup (4oz, 120ml) Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup (2oz, 60gr) shredded Gruyere cheese
- 1 tbs cornstarch (maizena) dissolved in 2 tbs chicken stock
- 1 sheet puff pastry
- Heat oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add shallots, carrots, broccoli, and sauté 5 minutes or until shallots are tender.
- Add stock and bring to a boil.
- Cover, reduce heat and simmer 8 – 10 minutes, until vegetables are tender.
- Add peas, parsley and heat to simmering.
- Add cornstarch mixture and stir until thickened.
- Add yogurt, ham, cheese and heat through.
- Divide stew and place into 2 individual baking dishes or put all in 1 larger dish (8″ or 9″ square, 20cm).
- Cut puff pastry to fit and place on top. It should be just slightly larger than the interior of the dish.
- Bake, 400F (200C) for 20 minutes.
- Remove and serve from baking dish(es).
I’m racing against time….
My computer (my new computer that is less than 3 months old) is sick.
It’s not actually been totally healthy since I brought it home but now it’s serious.
It turns itself off with no warning and for no apparent reason.
It started doing it the day I brought it home and plugged it in. I couldn’t get it to turn on.
I took it back.
It worked fine.
I brought it home.
It worked fine – for a day. Then it shut down.
It’s strange…. I’ve worked with computers since 1’s & 0’s and this is different. One second it’s on and the next everything is off. No warnings, no sounds, no blinking lights…. just off.
Anyway, it continued to happen but only every 4 or 6 or 8 days.
The computer guy wanted me to bring it in and leave it so he could monitor it.
I explained that there was nothing to see – no error messages, no record of the crash, nothing. It’s as if it never happened. Besides, it could be on his shelf for 2 weeks with nothing happening. It was a bit frustrating, but I could live with it…. for the moment.
Monday it started doing it every 15 minutes.
We (the computer guy and I) think it might be heat related.
We agreed that he should start swapping out components to see if we could sort it out.
He changed the power supply on Tuesday.
It worked fine on Wednesday.
Thursday it shut off once.
Today it’s back to every 15 minutes.
So I’m going to hit ‘post’ while I still can…..