Homemade potato pies are savory pies that are made with a pastry crust and a filling of mashed potatoes, onions, and seasonings. The filling is often mixed with ground beef or chicken to add more flavor and texture. The pies are usually baked until golden brown and served hot.
To make the pastry crust, flour, salt, and cold butter or shortening are combined until they form a crumbly texture. Then, water is added gradually to form a dough. The dough is then rolled out and cut into circles that will fit into the pie tins.
For the filling, potatoes are boiled and mashed with butter and milk to make them smooth and creamy. Chopped onions are sautéed in butter until they are soft and fragrant. The mashed potatoes and sautéed onions are then mixed together and seasoned with salt, pepper, and other seasonings such as thyme or rosemary. Ground beef or chicken can be added to the filling for extra flavor and protein.
The pastry circles are then placed in the pie tins, and the filling is spooned on top. Another pastry circle is placed on top to cover the filling, and the edges are crimped together to seal the pie. The pies are then baked in the oven until golden brown and piping hot.
Homemade potato pies are a delicious and satisfying comfort food that can be enjoyed for lunch, dinner, or as a snack. They are often served with a side of vegetables or a salad.