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Potato Cod Bake

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  Cod fillet 10 Ounce (300 Gram)
  Onion 1⁄2 Small, finely chopped
  Black peppercorns 3
  Dessert apple 1 Small, peeled, cored and sliced
  Dried thyme 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Dry cider 4 Tablespoon
  Milk 5 Tablespoon
  Butter 1⁄2 Ounce (15 Gram)
  Plain flour 2 Tablespoon
  Instant potatoes 3 Ounce (85 Gram Packet)
  Boiling water 1⁄2 Pint (300 Milliliter)
  Milk 1 Tablespoon
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Grated nutmeg To Taste
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

Place the cod, onion, peppercorns, apple, salt, thyme and cider in a buttered 900 ml (1 1/2 pint) ovenproof dish.
Cover and cook in a preheated moderate oven, 160°C (325°F), Gas Mark 3, for 20 minutes.
Strain the fish liquor and make up to 150 ml (1/4 pint) with the milk.
Melt the butter in a saucepan and stir in the flour.
Cook for 1 minute, then gradually blend in the fish liquor.
Heat, stirring until the sauce thickens.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Flake the fish and add to the sauce with the onion and apple.
Heat through gently and transfer to the buttered ovenproof dish.
Make up the potato with the boiling water as directed on the packet.
Beat in the milk and butter.
Add nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste.
Spread the potato over the fish and mark a pattern on top with a fork.
Place under a preheated medium grill for 2 to 3 minutes.

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