Recipes from Eastern Canada: Salmon Pie

Recipes from Eastern Canada

Salmon Pie

Country: Eastern Canada
Course: Main
Makes: 6 to 8 servings


  • 8 oz cooked salmon, flaked
  • 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • 2 lbs potatoes (use an extra pound if you want your topping to be thick)
  • 1/4 cup warm milk
  • 1 egg, unbeaten
  • 1 1/2 cups reserved potato water
  • 2 onions
  • 3 tbsp flour


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Boil the potatoes until soft, reserving 1 1/2 cups of the water. Now mash the potatoes with the warm milk, half of the butter and the egg and set aside.
  2. Melt the rest of the butter over medium heat, then cook the onions in the melted butter until soft. Reduce the heat and add the flour, whisking continuously until you get a roux. Keep whisking while you add the potato water, then add the salmon.
  3. Transfer the salmon mixture to a casserole and then spread the potatoes on top. Bake until the potatoes turn a nice golden brown color.