This is a wonderful savory chicken mince pie which serves as a great comfort food. It is healthy & nutritious. A superb way of combining leftovers with bread & converting into a delicious pie! This pie actually calls for bread which is lying in the fridge or even bread which may be a day old. You can even bake this pie.
This is a novel way of creating something different if you are not keen on eating leftover veggies or meats/mince. It is ideal for bachelors & working people who are tired to cook after a hard day’s work & want something interesting. Children who are not fond of regular meals will relish this as it also has cheese in it.
I had a lot of bread & about half a casserole of chicken mince in the fridge. No one was interested in eating it. Just the previous day I had used it to prepare mince potato chops. I was a little tired & running out of ideas when my hubby suggested converting it into a pie! Well, he just went ahead… assembled & steamed it! My sons were all praise for their dad’s culinary skills & within minutes it disappeared…
Worried about leftovers & want to have a fresh meal…So here is a brilliant way of finding solutions to leftovers & in turn having a well organized fridge! 😀
- 8 slices Bread (Brown, Multigrain, White)
- ½ litre Milk
- 3 Eggs
- 250 gms. Chicken Mince (prepared) click here
- 4 slices Processed Cheese (Amul) as per preference
- Pepper to taste
- A pinch of salt
- Butter or Vegetable Oil for greasing
First roughly tear the bread into pieces & place in a tray or bowl.
In a sufficiently large bowl, lightly whisk the eggs & season with salt & pepper.
Add milk & stir to combine well.
Lightly grease a baking tin/casserole with oil or butter (I used aluminium containers which are a part of a pressure cooker). The dish should fit in a steamer.
Arrange a layer of torn bread pieces.
Then pour sufficient egg-milk mixture to moisten the bread.
Arrange the prepared chicken mince evenly. It should be quite a thick layer.
Place two slices of cheese so as to cover the chicken mince. You may tear out pieces of cheese & arrange if you like.
Arrange another layer of torn bread pieces & pour the egg-milk mixture to moisten the bread.
Arrange cheese on top & sprinkle pepper.
Steam the bread & mince pie for about 25 mins. or insert a knife to test if done.
Take out the container from the steamer & allow to rest for about 15 mins.
Slice & serve warm with your favorite chutney or ketchup/sauce.