Potato peel pie was just one creation made out of necessity when food was rationed during World War II. Guernsey, was occupied by the Germans so food was even more scarce. Most farm animals were confiscated from the farmers relied on the crops they grew, like potatoes.
The original dish was not particularly pleasing to the palate, so I have made some adjustments, but still using ingredients that the fortunate could get their hands on. The crust and topping is quite crunchy which is a nice contrast to the soft potato filling.