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Friday 4 November 2016

The Big Glut Recipe - November

Mushroom and parsnip rösti pie

November calls for warming, winter fare, stuffed baked potatoes on bonfire night – and pies. This one taken from Anna Jones/BBC Food is hearty but light.


  • olive or rapeseed oil
  • 750g/1lb 10oz mixed mushrooms (preferably portobello, chestnut and wild mushrooms), roughly chopped into chunks
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • small bunch thyme, leaves picked
  • 2 red onions, sliced
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • 250g/9oz swede, finely chopped
  • 200ml/7fl oz white wine or vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp vegetarian Worcestershire sauce 
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • small bunch fresh flatleaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • 2-4 tbsp crème fraîche (optional)
  • 3 small parsnips, grated
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6

Pop a large ovenproof frying pan over a high heat and add a good glug of oil. Add enough mushrooms to cover the base of the pan, season with salt and pepper, and sauté until nicely brown and beginning to crisp at the edges. Transfer to a bowl and fry the remaining mushrooms in batches.

Put the pan back on the heat and add another glug of oil. Add the garlic, thyme, onions, carrots and swede. Season with a good pinch of salt and pepper. Cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes, until softened and starting to brown.

Add the mushrooms and the wine or stock, and simmer until almost all the liquid has evaporated. Add the Worcestershire sauce, mustards, parsley and crème fraîche, if using, and cook gently for a few more minutes, until you have a rich gravy. Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed.

Season the grated parnsips with salt and pepper and pile on top of the mushroom mixture, leaving a small gap around the edge. Drizzle generously with oil and bake for 40 minutes, until golden brown and crisp.

Serve with some seasonal greens of choice.

Recipe courtesy BBC Food

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