Pete & Mary’s Lamb Potato Top Pies

Pete & Mary’s Lamb Potato Top Pies

Like us, Pete & Mary’s is back open now we’re at COVID Level 2. Their busy cafe near our store on Queen St is a great spot for a bite and a coffee.

Now you can try their fantastic Lamb Potato Top Pie at your place. Call in for some lamb mince and you’re away with this simple and delicious dish that’ll be a family fav any night of the week.

Pete & Mary’s Potato Top Pies


  • 500gm premium Lamb Mince
  • 1 brown onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 200gm softened butter
  • 3 large potatoes (Agria)
  • Butter Cream or milk
  • Grated cheese
  • Paprika


  • In a large pot, saute sliced onions for 5 mins, add lamb mince, then saute till browned.
  • Add diced carrot and cover (just) with water and cook for 5 mins on medium heat. Add peas and coof for another 5 minutes.
  • Thicken to your liking with flour (or rice flour).
  • Season with salt and pepper, then allow to cool completely.

Pastry Rub

  • 200gm of butter into 3 cups of flour plus 1 tsp of salt and pepper.
  • Mix with a knife, stirring in approx 1/4 cup of cold water till just combined.
  • Once combined, shape pastry into a rectangle on the bench and fold over into a couple of layers, then chill in the fridge.


  • Boil chopped potatoes,drain thoroughly then mash with a masher.
  • Leave some small chunks in the mix for texture.
  • Add nob of butter and enough cream to make it creamy but not sloppy.


  • Roll pastry out and line in whatever tin you wish to use.
  • Add lamb mince mixture on top of pastry.
  • Cook at 200c for approx 15-20 minutes, or until pastry is nicely golden.
  • Take out and top with mash potato mix.
  • Sprinkle over with grated cheese and paprika, then grill in oven for 5 minutes until cheese has melted.


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