Potato Crisp Pie

April 14, 2021 , , , ,

Created By Chef Max Shapiro

Wow I have forgotten about this recipe. I came up with this one about 18 years ago and used to make it for my house mates in college in the winter. It’s a cross between a sweet crisp and a pot pie. In college you become very creative and being a young Chef helps a lot. Recipe contains dairy and nuts (optional).


  • 1 lb 5 oz potatoes, washed and sliced
  • 5 Tbsp butter
  • 1 skinless chicken breast, about 6 to 8 oz
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium onion, julienned
  • 2 ½ Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup white wine
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 8 oz broccoli, floret size pieces
  • 4 large tomatoes, sliced
  • 3 oz swiss cheese, sliced
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 4 Tbsp rolled oats, toasted
  • optional: Add chopped nuts to the topping for extra crunch and texture, I like to use pecan, or hazel nuts.


  1. Cook the potatoes in a pan of boiling water for about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large, heavy skillet. Cut the chicken into strips and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, turning. Add the garlic and onions and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Gradually stir in the wine and cream. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, then reduce the heat until the sauce is simmering, and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, blanch the broccoli in boiling water, drain, and refresh in cold water.
  5. Place half of the potatoes in the base of a deep dish pie plate, or casserole dish and top with half of the tomatoes and half of the broccoli.
  6. Spoon the chicken and sauce on top and repeat step 5 and 6 one more time.
  7. Arrange the swiss cheese on top and spoon the yogurt over the top. Sprinkle with the toasted oats and cook in a preheated oven, 350 degrees for 25 minutes until the top is golden brown.

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