Guernsey Potato Peel Pie Recipe

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Having just read the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society for my book club, I had to find a way to make a potato peel pie for meeting. After some research, it seems this potato peel pie is as fictional as the characters in the book so I found a recipe online and tweaked it slightly and came up with the following. If possible, it is best to serve hot from the oven. Happy reading and eating!

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Servings: 8 servings
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Ingredients

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  • 2 cups raw, grated potato skins (I added some of the white part to keep the texture somewhat tender), use mashed potatoes for filling
  • 1/3 cup grated onion
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 Tbs flour
  • beetroot
  • sour cream (optional)
  • chives (optional)
  • butter (optional)
  • garlic (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Butter a small pie plate. Mix grated potato peels with egg, onion and flour. Press the mixture into the pie plate and up the sides to form a crust. Bake crust for 20-25 minutes. While the crust is baking, cook potatoes, drain and mash. You can add your favorite mashed potato flavorings here i.e. garlic, onion, milk, butter, salt, etc. Fill crust with mashed potatoes and sprinkle with beetroot. Bake in oven at lower temperature of 375 for 10 minutes or until browned.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 89g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 157  
Calories from Fat 106 68%
Total Fat 12.1g 15%
Saturated Fat 7.45g 30%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 95mg 4%
Potassium 272mg 8%
Total Carbs 10.4g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.7g 6%
Sugars 0.35g 0%
Protein 2.75g 4%
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  • David
    September 5, 2011
    OMG!!!!!!! That sounds like it will be a little slice of heaven! I am heading to the grocery store right now.
    • Minetta Smith
      March 23, 2010
      Check out the "real" recipe on the official web site. It uses only one potato, one beet and 1 Tbs. of milk. There would have been nothing else to add to the recipe during the war.
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      • David
        September 5, 2011
        That is a very important point. Thanks for letting us know.
        I think I will try it both ways, but since I was raised post WW2, I think my modern gluttony will get the better of me.
      • Patricia Poland
        October 17, 2009
        thank you for sharing this 'modern' recipe with us. i will make one and take it to the next book club for all to enjoy...Pat Poland
        • Nancy Miyasaki
          September 12, 2009
          Hi Natali,

          I really enjoyed Guernsey and was disappointed to find out there really wasn't such a dish. I did find an authentic bean pot recipe that the people of Guernsey made my filling a pot full of ingredients and putting it in a hot oven while it cooled. It sounded interesting, but I never got around to making it. Have fun with the potato peel pie and I hope you enjoy the book!
          • Natalie Flewwelling
            September 11, 2009
            Everyone that reads the book must have the same thought. I'm about half way through and decided I had to get online and check out a potato peel pie. Your recipe sounds really good, I'm going to give it a try; I think my boyfriend would love it! Thanks for coming up with it.
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