Potato Pastry Recipe

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 Updated 18/03/2017

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A potato pastry, although unusual, is easy to make and is ideal for savoury vegetable, meat and fish pies, especially steak and kidney pie.

Here are links to other pastry recipes on the site:

Biscuit Crumb
Biscuit Pie
Hot Water Crust
Pate Sucree
Rough Puff
Suet Crust


  • 2 large potatoes
  • 6 level tablespoons butter
  • 5 heaped tablespoons plain flour
  • 1 level teaspoon baking powder
(see measure conversions for more information on quantites)


  1. Peel and cook the potatoes in boiling water until soft.
  2. Cool the potatoes a little.
  3. Pass them through a sieve or ricer until very smooth.
  4. Cream the butter with a wooden spoon in a large mixing bowl.
  5. Do this until it becomes light in colour and fluffy in texture.
  6. Stir the potatoes lightly into the butter.
  7. Sift the flour and baking powder over the potato mixture.
  8. Mix well with a wooden spoon until a dough is formed.
  9. Knead lightly until smooth.
  10. To use, turn out onto a lightly floured surface and roll to about half inch thickness.

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: NA

Yield: NA


Trying to find a suitable pastry recipe for a potato pie that can be cut into smaller squares the potato must not be mashed but slices
#2 - D Gibson - 04/23/2011 - 02:27
Try adding either a little milk or some of the potato water to the mash. This will give a softer pastry! Is also good to add some parsley or fresh chopped herbs if using for a veggie pie, gives it a lovely colour too. Hope this helps!
#1 - Carrolyn Nesbit - 01/17/2010 - 10:13
what does potato do in pastry does it make it fluffy, tender ?? im trying to make the perfect pastry for an aussie meat pie ? the ingredients holds but it still tastes like a sayo ? (To Flaky) if you could help it woul be apreciated.....kind regards Taren
#0 - Taren - 11/30/2009 - 19:59
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