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Cockle Pie

This is one of the recipes which we have been given permission to reproduce by another of the UK recipe sites, Recipes4us. It is a big site with a wealth of information and recipes. If you would like to have a look at their website click here.

This is actually a Welsh recipe which Recipes4us produced for St David's Day.


35g / 1oz Butter
225g / 8oz Streaky Bacon
1 Onion, chopped
50g / 2oz Plain Flour
600ml / 1pt Milk
900ml / 1 1/2pt Fresh Cooked Cockles
5 tbsp Dry White Wine
3 tbsp Freshly chopped Chives
100g / 4oz Fresh White Breadcrumbs
75g / 3oz Caerphilly Cheese, grated

  • Preheat the grill to hot. Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the bacon and onion and sauté  until soft.
  • Add the flour and cook for a further minute, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and add the milk a little at a time stirring. Bring to the boil, continuing to stir, until thickened and smooth.
  • Add the cockles, wine and chives and simmer for 2 - 3 minutes, blending well.
  • Transfer the mixture to a flame-proof pie dish.  
  • In a mixing bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs and cheese. Sprinkle on top of the cockle mixture, lightly  leveling off the top.
  • Grill for 5 minutes, until golden brown and bubbling. Serve immediately.

Serves 4