A butter pie is a traditional savoury pie consisting mainly of onions
and potatoes. It is also sometimes served on a savoury barm cake. The
pie is stocked by fish and chip shops, sandwich shops, local corner
shops and some supermarkets within Lancashire.
3 See also
5 Further reading
Butter pie is known to be created for workers from Lancashire's
Catholic community, to consume on days (mainly Friday) when meat could
not be eaten.
This dish is also mentioned in the
Paul McCartney song "Uncle
Albert/Admiral Halsey" which contains the lyric, "I had another look
and I had a cup of tea and butter pie".
The butter pie can be found in most areas of the historic boundaries
of Lancashire, including Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Burnley, Bury,
Chorley, Lancaster, Preston, St Helens and
Wigan (whose residents are
sometimes known by the nickname pie-eaters).
From 2006, the butter pie was included in the annual World
Championship in Wigan, in the vegetarian category.
Butter pies were served on match days at Preston North End's Deepdale
stadium until 2007 when the providers, Ashworth Foods Ltd, ceased
trading. With the new providers,
Holland's Pies not offering a butter
pie, two Preston North End fans started a campaign on
for the return of butter pies to the matchday menu. In 2010 the
butter pie made a return to Preston North End's
Deepdale stadium after
the huge demand for the pie.
Pâté aux pommes de terre
List of pies, tarts and flans
^ "Food around the area". Made in Preston. 17 December 2008. Retrieved
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Blackpool Tourist Board. 2008.
^ "Wigan, Lancashire, UK". bbc.co.uk. 15 January 2001. Retrieved
^ Wallwork, Melanie (12 August 2008). "PNE fans call for butter pies".
Lancashire Evening Post. Retrieved 2009-01-15.
Divided by pie. The Guardian.
Bacon and egg pie
Cheese and onion pie
Chicken and mushroom pie
Corned beef pie
Meat and potato pie
Melton Mowbray pork pie
Steak and kidney pie
Steak and oyster pie
Dickinson & Morris
Foods featuring butter
Bread and butter pudding
Gooey butter cake
Pain aux raisins