Old Fashion English Style Fish Pie

Chef Richard Perks
  • 1kg Potatoes, Peeled and Halved
  • 400ml milk, plush a splash
  • 25g butter, plus a knob
  • 25g plain flour
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1 fish mix (cod, salmon, smoked haddock etc., 320-400g)
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • Small chive, finely sliced
  • Handful frozen petit pois (peas)
  • Handful grated cheddar
  1. Heat the oven to 200C/fan or 180C/Gas Mark 6
  2. Put 1kg potatoes, peeled and halved, in a saucepan and pour over enough water to cover them. Bring to the boil and then simmer until tender. When cooked, drain thoroughly, mash, and add a splash of milk and a knob of butter.
  3. Put 25g of butter, 25g of plain flour and four finely sliced spring onions in another pan and heat gently until the butter has melted - stirring regularly. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Gradually whisk in 400ml milk (balloon wish if you have one). Bring to boil, stirring to avoid any lumps and sticking to the bottom of the pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes until thickened.
  5. Take off the heat and stir in 320-400g of mixed fish, 1 tsp of Dijon or English Mustard, snipped chives, and a handful of petit pois. Spoon into an ovenproof dish or 6-8 ramekins.
  6. Spoon the potato on top and sprinkle with a handful of grated cheddar cheese. Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden and bubbling at the edges. Alternatively, cover and freeze the pie for another time.

Land Acknowledgment

CDS wishes to recognize and acknowledge the land on which the school operates. For thousands of years, these have been the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We also recognize the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee peoples who also shared this land.  CDS respects the relationship with these lands and recognizes that our connection can be strengthened by our continued relationship with all First Nations, by acknowledging our shared responsibility to respect and care for these lands and waters for future generations.

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13415 Dufferin Street King, Ontario L7B 1K5 
(905) 833-1220 


Founded in 1972, The Country Day School is a co-educational private school offering programs in JK-12 and located on 100 acres north of Toronto in King.