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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.

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Areas * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 Further reading

HISTORY

BUTTER PIE is known to be created for workers from Lancashire
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
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".

AREAS

The butter pie can be found in most areas of the historic boundaries of Lancashire
Lancashire
, including Blackburn
Blackburn
, Blackpool
Blackpool
, Bolton
Bolton
, Burnley , Bury , Chorley , Lancaster , Preston , St Helens and Wigan (whose residents are some times known by the nickname, pie-eaters).

From 2006, the butter pie was included in the annual World Pie
Pie
Eating Championship in Wigan, in the vegetarian category.

Butter pies were served on match days at Preston North End\'s Deepdale
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 Facebook calling for the return of butter pies to the matchday menu. In 2010 the butter pie made a return to Preston North End's Deepdale
Deepdale
stadium after the huge demand for the pie.

SEE ALSO

* Food portal

* Pâté aux pommes de terre * List of pies, tarts and flans
List of pies, tarts and flans

REFERENCES

* ^ "Food around the area". Made in Preston. 17 December 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-15. * ^ A B " Butter pie". Lancashire
Lancashire
and Blackpool
Blackpool
Tourist Board. 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-15. * ^ "Wigan, Lancashire, UK". bbc.co.uk . 15 January 2001. Retrieved 2009-01-15. * ^ Wallwork, Melanie (12 August 2008). "PNE fans call for butter pies". Lancashire
Lancashire
Evening Post . Retrieved 2009-01-15.

FURTHER READING

* Divided by pie. The Guardian
The Guardian
.

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British pies

SWEET

* Apple pie
Apple pie
* Bakewell tart * Banoffee pie * Bedfordshire clanger
Bedfordshire clanger
* Black bun * Custard tart * Manchester tart
Manchester tart
* Mince pie * Rhubarb pie
Rhubarb pie
* Treacle tart
Treacle tart

SAVOURY

* Bacon and egg pie * Bedfordshire clanger
Bedfordshire clanger
* Bridie * Butter pie * Cheese and onion pie * Chicken and mushroom pie * Corned beef pie
Corned beef pie
* Cornish pasty * Cottage pie * Cumberland pie * Curry pie * Devizes pie * Fish pie
Fish pie
* Game pie * Homity pie
Homity pie
* Killie pie * Meat and potato pie * Melton Mowbray pork pie * Pork pie
Pork pie
* Scotch pie
Scotch pie
* Shepherd\'s pie * Squab pie * Stargazy pie * Steak pie * Steak and kidney pie
Steak and kidney pie
* Steak and oyster pie
Steak and oyster pie
* Woolton pie

MANUFACTURERS

* Clark\'s Pies * Dickinson ;background:none transparent;border:none;-moz-box-shadow:none;-webkit-box-shadow:none;box-shadow:none;">v

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Foods featuring butter

FOODS

* Béchamel sauce
Béchamel sauce
* Bread and butter pudding * Butter chicken * Butter pecan * Butter tart * Butter cake * Butter cookie * Butter pie * Butter salt * Butter tea * Butterbrot * Buttercream * Butterscotch
Butterscotch
* Buttery (bread) * Chicken Kiev
Chicken Kiev
* Cookie butter * Croissant
Croissant
* Danish *